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Here at Terry's Fabric Blog, we have often posted decorating inspiration, tips and advice for small spaces. We want to bring you small space dwellers into the New Year on a positive note. Today, we look at why you should learn to love your little home and round up some of the best tips on maximising spaceanniversary gifts for couples, how best to spend your decorating funds and lots more!

In a small space, you need to use those walls to your advantage which could mean a number of things! In terms of storage, (which is crucial in getting right) built in shelving that reaches from floor to ceiling is a clever way to maximise space. Furthermore, it is good to use a colour that matches that of the walls for a more seamless finish. Floor to ceiling ready made curtains are both glamorous and add height to rooms with low ceilings. Choosing the right paint colour will also help to make a room seem bigger with light colours being a good choice; not to forget that this is a cheap option for anyone looking for a quick update. What Items

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Double-duty furniture is definitely what small space dwellers should invest in - saving both space and pennies. Look for sofa beds for example which can transform from day to night or be an emergency bed for guests. Ottomans are another classic example of double-duty furniture as they have lots of storage space and can be used for seating or even as a coffee table.

The best advice is to keep things simple and to follow your heart! There will always be people like us telling you the rules of decorating a small space and although a lot of it will help you to accomplish a home that you will love - the cherry on the cake comes from surrounding yourself with the things you love. Remember too that although you will need a lot of storage, it doesn't mean that it has to be distasteful; rather than opting for the plastic boxes on wheels that roll under the bed, choose pieces that become part of your décor and make finding things easier.

Decorative storage boxes are neat, simple and come in a range of colours and patterns to suit every taste. You can make them a part of your décor by placing them on open shelving amongst décor pieces. Ready made roller blinds are a small space's best friend as they are simple, designed to fit perfectly and come in many colours for either toning down the room or to liven it up a notch.

Be you Queen B, Queen WannaBe, or Elizabeth II, the best way to channel your inner Mighty Monarch is to fashion a crown of your very own. Though your royal self will, of course, outshine all the peasants, you can ensure your bag does as well by adding some fun little lights. The matierals to make this precious joo-elle encrusted statement piece can easily be found in the local thrift shop, dollar store, and fabric market, but it looks like you just busted it out of The Tower. So, c'mon princess, get your coronation on!

You never get a second chance at a first impression, right? Well, I’m taking that saying to heart when designing the gardens for our new home. The Tudor has sharp, defined edges & I want to soften the home by creating a wispy, relaxed garden area. The yard is heavily landscaped {at least plotted for it in mulch}, so I’m trying to take the gardening one step at a time, keeping my focus on the end design. I have created a free printable garden journal to sketch my plans, sketch what we planted over the weekend & keep notes on the anticipated growth of the flowers we’ve planted, their light & water requirements & overall care. It’s very simple, just a designated space to track our progress & goals & know what to except in the future, should any plants need to be reallocated to another area.

As mentioned in an earlier post I scored our invitations for a great deal on Groupon! Our invites were beautiful to begin with but they could use a little extra something so I decided to add a little DIY to them. Adding the extra little pizazz cost me literally $10 and added that extra personalization that I was looking for.