Three tips for living well in small spaces

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Live Well in Small Spaces

Join the global phenomenon for living the simple life and finding happiness with less (thank you, Marie Kondo!) Here are our three tips for living well in small spaces.

The Small Space Life

Seems like you’ll find more freedom with less “house” to take care of – freedom from clutter, from housekeeping…even financial freedom! Additionally, If you’ve jumped on the bandwagon and are questing for “the simple life,” here are our top three tips for living well in small spaces.


Firstly, everyone loves to entertain! Adding a bar cart to your space creates character and functionality. However, even without a single bottle of wine, the cart itself adds a beautiful accent piece that will no doubt become a topic of conversation with your guests. Hence, the Terrance Bar Cart from West Elm easily makes the top of our favorites list!


Secondly, the easiest way to create functional space? Add shelving! First, mount a shelf just below the ceiling for the entire length of your room or hallway to store out-of-season clothing, shoes, books, or all that stuff mom sent from your childhood. Additionally, keep it in beautiful boxes such as these from Container Store to maintain that clean look. As a result, we love these industrial style, extra-long floating shelves that we found on Etsy!


Thirdly, do you have multiples of something that won’t stay organized? Make a display out of it! We love the new trend of displaying your hats as decor. For example, this DIY Hat Hanging Display found on Gypsy Tan gives us major vibes.

More Living Well Tips

Finally, what are your space-saving tips? We would love to see! Tag us @theprincipaldallas on Instagram to share a photo of your favorite space saving and small space design ideas. Even more, check out our model for our design tips in action!