Welcome to Little Big Life!

I originally come from Switzerland, one of the smallest countries in the world, size-wise of course. About 70% of the Swiss live in rented apartments, many of them are considered to be really tiny (the apartments not the Swiss).

When I started off to live on my own, my first apartment wasn’t much more than one small room for sleeping, living and eating. It had a tiny kitchen and an even tinier bathroom. I learned fast to be aware of every bit space I had. Quickly I learned how I can arrange myself in a tiny space without losing quality of life. Well, there are actually numerous ways to still feel comfortable in a tiny space without giving up on esthetic and functional details.

English isn’t my first language but I hope to share with you my experiences and my research about how to live a big life in the smallest way.

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3 Top Books about how to live a Little Big Life

Tiny House LivingLiving a Little Big Life is more and more common.  Tiny Houses.  Small Apartments.  Even RVs and Houseboats.  More and more people discover that there is more fun to life when you acquire less things, when you live organized, even if you don’t meet the requirements of a Zen-style life.  Minimalism is the code, but minimalism with style, fun, elegance and beauty.

In almost all my posts I encourage you to declutter in whatever ways you like to do it.  I like to strongly emphasize that the decluttering Feng Shui rules actually have their meaning and truth that you will feel immediately as soon as you realize them in your tiny home.

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Top 4 Comforter Sets between $50 and $80

10 Piece Queen Dawson Black and Red Comforter SetI love colors in the bedroom!  Don’t you?  On one hand you can create a colorful bedroom with a set of headboard and nightstand.  On the other hand you can add color to your bedroom by painting one wall or parts of one wall.  And of course, you can choose an awesome comforter set.

If you can’t paint the wall in your tiny apartment because of the rent rules or because you just want to beautify your tiny house, RV or houseboat, take a look at these gorgeous comforter sets.  Comforter sets are actually the easiest way to spice up your bedroom.  They provide color and style and of course, usability.  You need a bedding on any kind in any case.  So consider a stylish and fresh new comforter set for your bedroom.

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Tip: How to decorate a tiny home: Use of niches and alcoves

use of nichesSome houses have somewhere a niche or even an alcove that isn’t taken advantage of.  If you build your own tiny house I encourage you to deliberately add a niche or alcove.  It definitely will add to the overall aesthetic look of your house.  The following ideas of how to use them will hopefully convince you to do so. (Photo)

Often niches exist just because there is a closet on the other side or it is between two room walls.  Some tiny or small houses have an inbuilt alcove not only because it looks gorgeous from the inside and outside but also because it offers such a creative space for multiple usage.

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Top 7 Bar Table Sets between $150 and $300

3pc Breakfast Table and Stools Set in Nut BrownIf you rather like to get a whole set of a certain type of furniture such as a bar table set than to combine single bar tables eclectically with single bar stools, then you have found here the perfect post.  I presented already Bistro table sets that are aesthetically pleasing and don’t take away too much space.  Well, Bar table sets belong in the same category.  They are just perfect for tiny homes such as small apartments, houseboats and tiny houses.

I think, the decision if bistro table set or bar table set depends on your personal preference, the style of your home and of course, on the available space.  I can tell you this secret: I actually wouldn’t be able to decide between the two options.  Both are totally aesthetically appealing and perfectly functional space savers.  Both styles I could picture in our tiny kitchen.  A difficult decision.

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Top 3 Sport Equipment for Tiny Homes between $40 and $300

Weighted Hula Hoop for Exercise and FitnessLiving in a tiny home should never mean that you have to give up on your favorite exercises.  You’ll be happy to hear that there are actually options to incorporate sport equipment into your tiny house, small apartment, even RV and houseboat in a very smart way.

Treadmills and other machines just take too much space away and are therefore not ideal for tiny living places.  Of course you can be totally happy with your yoga mat and two dumbbell weights, that’s alright.  But you also can take a look at ingenious ways to fit sport equipment into your tiny home without taking away much space and even with creating double usage out of it.

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Top 3 Over-the-door Mirrors around $65

38 OVER THE DOOR MIRROR BY JUMBL™Mirrors are a great way to create a more open and spacious look to every tiny place.  And of course, they are functional.  Wherever you hang a over-the-door mirror, if inside at a bathroom door or outside at a door or even a wall, they should work for you to see yourself perfectly in them.  Certainly over-the-door mirrors are excellent for tiny living places, tiny houses, small apartments, even RVs and houseboats.

According to Feng Shui rules whole length mirrors are the best, because they don’t distort or cut your view of yourself.  Nevertheless it is always important to know exactly where the best place for a mirror is.  Light will be reflected in it and shouldn’t create undesirable reflections.  Be sure that the wall that is reflected in the mirror looks great in color or with a painting.  Like this you expand the aesthetic look of your place.

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Top 3 Bedroom Sets between $400 and $1,000

Coaster Phoenix Eastern King Bed StorageSets of furniture are just as perfect for tiny living as multi-functional furniture.  A bedroom set is definitely one you should take a closer look at.  You find bedroom sets with three pieces such as headboard, bed and nightstand or with four pieces where a dresser is added to the set.  Isn’t this a great solution for all kinds of tiny living such as tiny house, small apartment, even houseboat or RV?

Of course you can go with a Folding Sofa Bed Futon, a Daybed with Storage or even a Chair Folding Bed.  But the one great advantage of getting a bedroom set is that you don’t need to look for fitting furniture around your bed.  With one purchase you can get a whole set in one style and create with it calmness and comfort in your bedroom.

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Tip: How to decorate a tiny home: Nordic Style

photo 4There are no rules telling you what kind of design is required for your tiny house, small apartment or houseboat.  It’s you choosing the design and style according to your wishes and preferences.  Don’t just give in and get the most affordable furniture even if it doesn’t fit your style at all.  (All photos found at LOVENORDIC).


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If you aren’t sure yet which furniture style fits you and your tiny home the best, I’d like to give you a little help by starting this series of tips about different furnishing styles.  The Nordic style is one of the most known, at least in Europa it is.  But also here more and more people like to create the Nordic style in their homes.

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Top 3 Wall mount Display Cabinets

Wall Curio Cabinet Wall Shadow Box Display Case for Figurines, CD06-WAYou don’t have to give up on your collectibles if you live or move in a tiny place.  Even a RV and houseboat can offer somewhere a perfect place where you can present your collectibles.  The most obvious place for displaying a collection is the wall, of course.  Everything off-floor is interesting for tiny living.

And speaking of collection: of course you can use one of the following Wall mount Display Cabinets for a more functional usage such as placing small kitchen items or even spices in them.  Whatever you place on these nice looking shelves it will look just great and orderly.

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Top 4 Shoe Racks under $30

Seville Classics 3-Tier Iron Shoe Utility RackWhere do you put your daily used shoes?  In the hallway, most of you will answer, probably.  If you live in a tiny house, small apartment or even houseboat and RV you will have to think about where you want to put your shoes and all the other items you need daily such as sunglasses, hats, purses and more.  That’s the reason why a shoe rack is generally the better solution than just a simple boot tray.

Entering a home always gives a first impression, and this first impression is most often made by the fact how orderly or disorderly you have organized the place nearby the entrance area.  We need a lot of shoes, different shoes, and not only because of the different seasons.   A shoe rack is a must, if you don’t want to walk around at home wearing your shoes. And of course, besides an original shoe rack you can use a Teak Corner Bench, a Cubby storage unit or a Utility Cart.

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