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Thriving Fiddle Leaf Fig & Healthy Home Story

Thriving Fiddle Leaf Fig & Healthy Home Storytable // pillow // cable-knit rug / chair (a few years old) / metal barrel

Can you believe that my fiddle leaf fig tree is still growing? I moved him to the dining room when we had the Christmas tree here. I was worried that moving him out of his spot would make him mad. But not only did he continue to thrive, he got another new leaf this week!

This is the fiddle leaf that was on its last legs (leaves? branches?) when we moved here. I had sadly killed a couple of his siblings in our old house (eek), and this one was looking pretty scrawny by the time we moved. But look at him now! YOU GO, FIDDLE LEAF! You’re making your mama PROUD!

The sun came out yesterday here in Seattle and it felt like spring had arrived inside and out! Plants were thriving, sun was shining on my face, the birds were even chirping. I could hardly contain my joy! I know I need to brace myself for more rainy days, but still. I was really happy to feel the warmth coming through the windows and the sunshine definitely gave me a much needed winter boost of vitamin D :).

Speaking of thriving in the winter time, I had mentioned last week (on the chemicals in the home post) that I would share my personal health story of why a healthy home matters to me. I got quite a few messages from readers who are on a similar journey, so as promised, I finally have my story up if you want to read it! You can find it here.

Don’t forget, I’ve been doing a fun little mini series focusing on how to have a happy and healthy winter home on my new Instagram @pureandlovelyliving. If you’re not on Instagram, you can also find the posts on Facebook! I’d love to have you join us.

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
A corner desk can double as a nightstand and a bed can have storage below! – House Beautiful

I enjoy the challenge of finding small space solutions. It’s tricky sometimes, but actually kind of fun to figure out how to be organized in a cozier house. Today I have a round up of some great small space solutions and clever furniture pieces that can help you maximize the space you have! Enjoy!

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
This gateleg table can fold into a smaller console table and set flat against a wall.

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
Two small tables can be more versatile than one big coffee table. – House Beautiful

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
The chaise on this sofa lifts up for storage! Great use of space.

Small Space Solutions: Furniture IdeasThis Hemnes Daybed with 3 drawers can fit into a variety of small spaces. 

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
This small scale armoire creates a tidy office space in any room of the house! – The Dormy House

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
For small bedrooms, select furniture with compact profiles and a bed that offers storage! I love this storage bed with baskets.


Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
I have this practical Drop-Leaf Pedestal Dining Table in our living room. It’s great for a small dining space or even between a sofa and chair. There’s also a super cute velvet curved bench that can go with it!

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
When space is limited, go up! This office work tower really makes good use of vertical space.

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
Find desks or tables that have pull out extenders for those times when you need a little extra work space. // Campaign Desk with Pull Out Trays

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
No space for a guest room? A sleeper sofa can turn your main living area into a guest room as needed!

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
Rolling carts with extra shelves make the most of even small spaces. Don’t you love this zinc cart on casters?

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
The Norden Gateleg Table from Ikea can fold up and tuck away when not in use (photo source unknown). See how it folds out and down, below!

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas
Norden Gateleg Table  – Small Space Dining Idea from Ikea

Shop more small space furniture by scrolling below!

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas

Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas

Do you live in a small house or have an extra cozy room you are trying to furnish or organize? 

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