Living Small with Style

This month is all about living small and downsizing. Living small doesn’t mean you have to be a minimalist without any flair. After all, you don’t have to downsize yourself out of having any style.

If you are making a transition to a smaller space, for any reason, make the most of the opportunity.

Instead of buying smaller furniture that fits the space better, use fewer pieces of furniture. Repurpose your favorite tables or chairs in different rooms and get rid of the furniture you don’t really need.

Pinterest is overflowing with suggestions or repurposing items for storage and shelving alternatives. You might be surprised how you transform what you have in a way that better meets your needs.

Here are a few of the many creative, beautiful space saving ideas that I’ve seen: 

This office is a closet conversion – GREAT idea.

I love this bed/desk/shelving idea for a kid’s room.

Love these pull-outs for under stairs.

Great small home office.


Want more? Author Kathryn Bechen (click here for her Amish Wisdom interview) is an expert in decorating and organizing for small spaces. Her website is full of ways to organize and transform small spaces.



About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Thanks for never taking a real vacation, Colleen, that means i can take a mini vacation every time i pick up a novel by you!

  2. Linda says:

    I especially love the closet conversion! All the ideas are great, though!

  3. Love all the Pinterest photos you showed here Suzanne! Some great small space organizing and decorating ideas! Thank you for mentioning my book, Small Space Organizing. I hope it helps your blog readers! Best. Kathryn 🙂

    P.S. Love your new blog design and you look great in the header!

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