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With a smaller home, every decision matters when it comes to how you furnish it. We’re going to have a lot of fun with small space coastal decorating, so today I thought I would share two of the “small space” pieces we ordered this month (and why we already love them!).
Now that we’re just a couple of weeks away from our renovation being complete, we started bringing in some of our furniture and accessories this weekend to see what will work with the new arrangement of the main floor (the upstairs is getting new wood flooring this week).
It’s so fun to be at this point! Rest assured, I will have TONS to share with you in the coming weeks.
The plan (as it always is in our home!) is to use mostly things we already have. Our renovation budget didn’t include all new furniture, and while that would’ve been fun (right?) that’s not how we roll. Although with that said, we gave a lot of our things away when we downsized to move here, so as we figure out what we need or can use here we will likely decide to add or swap out a few things to fit our new space and serve our family’s needs.
One of the things I already realized would be really helpful in this house would be to have a few extra chairs that would be compact and light enough to be moved around as needed. After doing a little window shopping I discovered these darling bamboo director’s style folding chairs! They arrived this weekend and we fell in love with them. They are beautiful!
These chairs are real bamboo and hand made by artists, so each one is unique and one-of-a-kind! They come in sets of two, so I ordered two sets so we’d have four. While I love the look of the Adirondack chairs that we had here (which we also have in back, too!) they take up quite a bit of room in a smaller space. Plus you really wouldn’t want to bring them inside for extra seating 🙂 so these new bamboo chairs are going to be very handy!
The bamboo director’s chairs are small in scale and definitely not lounge chairs, but everyone here agrees they are quite comfortable for sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee or chatting with a friend. We set up two on the front porch and love how they look there! The other two we have inside right now and I love the casual coastal character they bring to our home.
They are also really flexible in how we will be able to use them. The chairs could be brought into the living room or upstairs, or set outside on our back deck when we’re hosting a gathering, or used inside at a dining table for holidays. If we don’t want them out, we can fold them up and tuck them away in a closet or garage. Really they could easily go anywhere an extra chair is needed, such as when my parents have visitors in the Tiny Cottage!
Speaking of the Tiny Cottage, look how CUTE these tray tables are! I had ordered these tray tables recently and my mom LOVES them as much as I do so I loaned them to her. 🙂 They are perfect small space tables, sturdy, easy to move around and you can fold them up if you want to put them away.
If you’re old enough you probably think of them as TV trays, but eating while watching TV is not all they are good for! You could set a laptop on it, use one as an extra surface in the kitchen, bedroom or bathroom (my mom keeps one by her kitchenette and says it’s really handy!).
If you missed the empty Tiny Cottage tour, you can see it here!
The tables also look great with the bamboo chairs so you could pair them together and they would be just adorable.
Stay tuned friends, more photos of our newly renovated home on the way. You can catch up on all my remodel posts so far here!
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