Tobi TV: Carving Out Personal Spaces

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Whether you’re living large in a big house or you’re making the most of a smaller home, it’s so important to have a space that’s all your own!

Last week, in my creativeLIVE course on Function-Driven Design, I talked about how important it is to live WELL in your home, and for every family member to have a room or a corner that they can call their own. In a small home, that could be a comfy chair and good lighting for the person who loves to read, or a secretary for someone who needs a home office area.

Today on Tobi TV, here is a quick tip I did for my friend P. Allen Smith’s show on how to carve out a space that’s all your own. Take a look…

As always, here are my Tobi’s Top Tips for creating a personal space in your home:

1. Be sure each family member has a room or area all to themselves. Does your son enjoy music? Does your daughter love games? Does your partner love to scrapbook? Whatever the hobby or experience, set up a space that each person can call his or her own.

2. In a smaller home, use multipurpose pieces of furniture, like a secretary, for storing your personal items. Keep things organized and free of clutter so you don’t feel overwhelmed, and the special space doesn’t feel too overcrowded.

3. In a large room, use rugs and furnishings to divide the area into functional spaces that work within the overall room. You could provide a stylish game table for board games, or set up comfortable seating and a TV for video gaming. Take advantage of all the space you have!

4. Think about unique ways to organize and display items to create visual interest whether your space is large or small, like arranging painted pots in order of the color spectrum. Set up on a shelf, they can make a colorful and fun statement all on their own. So get creative and have fun!

Do you have a special place in your own home? Do your family members each have one? What creative ways have you carved out a personal spot? Please leave me a comment and let me know what has worked to make your large and small spaces unique to you and your crew!

Happy Spring, Y’all!



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One Response to Tobi TV: Carving Out Personal Spaces

  1. franki says:

    THAT is a “piece of furniture” everyone should have…somewhere in their home!! MULTI-faceted!! franki