Cammie's Chunk of Green
What I Love About My Home
I love a lot of things about our Small Cool home, but among the favorites are definitely the accent walls. Our âgarden levelâ apartment only gets about an hour of decent natural light a day. When we moved in, the walls were painted dark mustard and dark purple, all of the doors and trim were mismatched wood, and it felt like a cave. The easiest and cheapest way to brighten it up was to paint everything white, but at the same time I love color! To get my color fix, I painted one wall in the bedroom/living room a deep jade green, and one wall in the kitchen black. Since the green is framed by brick and the black is surrounded by white cabinets, you get the illusion that the walls are receding back, making each room seem a little bit bigger than it actually is. The accent walls also help establish a kitchen v. dining area and a living room v. bedroom. But mostly I am just ecstatic to have a giant chunk of green in my home. Thatâs all anyone really needs.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
Other than the usual small space issues (storage, light, etc.), one of the biggest challenges was deciding where to put the "living room." Our apartment consists of two fairly equally-sized rooms, so our options were to have a small kitchen/living room and huge bedroom, or a huge kitchen and small bedroom/living room. Once we removed the door between the two rooms, it was suddenly clear what arrangement would maximize our total utility. Most of the time it's just us plus pug, so the small loveseat and ottoman combination is perfect. When we do have people over it usually revolves around food, so it's nice to have a dining area that can accommodate several people as well as double as a work space.
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