Most of you probably already know this, but I live in a tiny little condo (my TLC) that is a mere 834 square feet. I know some people hear that and think, “Oh my goodness! How does she live with so little space?!”
|Tiny cottage via The Tiny Life|
The truth is, I absolutely love my little condo. I love the fact that I don’t have room to collect junk that I’ll never use. I love the fact that we have just enough room, but not too much. I love the fact that I’m not having to clean rooms that are never used. But most of all, I love the fact that we can actually afford (although the process is slow) to completely design and decorate this place just as I want it…something that we could probably never accomplish in a large house.
|McMansion via Reality On Realty|
This seems to be something that others deal with as well. I’ve walked into many homes…large houses with rooms that are sparcely decorated, no window treatments on the windows, no personal touches…just the bare minimum, because the occupants are house-poor. They have just enough to pay their large mortgage, the utilities, and maybe just a few extra things, but no money to decorate and make their house a warm and inviting home.
I would hate living like that.
So my question is…if you had to choose between one or the other, which would you choose? Would you rather learn to edit your belongings and learn to live in close proximity with your family members while having a beautifully (and completely) decorated, warm, inviting home? Or would you rather have the extra space to spread out in, even if you couldn’t afford to decorate it, and had to live with the bare minimum?