Smaller + Greener = Better If you read our blog post on the micro-sized 258 square foot apartment, this one won’t surprise you! According to “The Small Spaces Trend“, a white paper by Kleber and Associates, small homes are in – and no wonder, because they are efficient, fun, eco-friendly, and highly affordable. Inhabitat.com has a great roundup of the 5 tiniest prefab homes that clearly demonstrate bigger does not mean better.
Bright Colors While perhaps a more fleeting seasonal trend, we love all the color popping out this spring. From bold reds to acid greens and everything in between – the fashion and home decor industries are flashier than usual! For those who shy away from brilliant shades, this article from PaperBlog.com has some great ideas on how to start small by incorporating small flourishes of bright color in your home.
Reclaimed Wood The use of reclaimed wood goes hand-in-hand with the trend towards smaller, more eco-friendly living spaces. Plus, as they point out on HGTV.com, reclaimed wood is not only sustainable, it is also practical, because it is “denser, more stable, adds instant history to your home and is the only source for such bygone species as heart pine and chestnut.”
Vintage Along with reclaimed wood and smaller spaces, vintage is eco-friendly, too! From vintage art to reclaimed vintage mason jar lamps, it’s easy to incorporate a vintage piece into your home. You can even create your own vintage look pieces by repurposing old items from your home!