These small-space dwellers make living in tight quarters look oh, so good!

Whether you wish you had more space or are thinking of downsizing, these small-space dwellers are well worth following for their beautiful home decor style and smart storage solutions:

1. Alison Mazurek of

Alison Mazurek and her husband decided not to move out of their lovely light-filled 56-square-metre one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, Canada when she found out she was pregnant. Instead, they invested in a fold-up wall bed for their living room and turned the main bedroom into a nursery.

Since then, their family has grown to four. To make even better use of their space, they installed bunk bed style wall beds in the children’s room. This frees up more floor space in the children’s room during the day when they are playing.

What makes this apartment work so well for the family is that it is a ground floor apartment leading to a small garden, which provides an outdoor family living area and play space for the children.

Subscribe to our Free Daily All4Women Newsletter to enter

Thanks to their uncluttered, modern style and calming neutral colour palette, their beautiful apartment has been featured in magazines and a number of decor sites, including ‘Apartment Therapy’ and ‘Design Sponge’.


If you’re looking for inspiration on how to raise a family while living simply and beautifully in a small space, follow

2. Erin Boyle of @readtealeaves

Erin Boyle, the author of Simple Matters and the blogger behind ‘Reading My Tea Leaves’, writes about living simply, sustainably and making the most of a small space.

Along with her husband and two children, Boyle lives in a 46-square-metre apartment and regularly shares tips for making the most of a tiny home on her blog and Instagram, using the hashtag #lifeinatinyapartment


Her secrets for making a small apartment work for a growing family include keeping the decor simple and having the walls painted a bright white.

You can follow Boyle at

3. Crystal from @crystalanninteriors

When Crystal, from Crystal Ann Interiors, and her family of four moved to New York, they had to downsize from a regular-sized American family home to a one-bedroomed 65-square-metre apartment.

Like Mazurek, the key to making their space work has been a wall bed in the living room. In this home, the wall bed is disguised to look like a large cupboard when it’s folded up and what draws attention away from the wall bed is the gorgeous dark painted feature wall with a rustic floating shelf and a collection of framed photos and art.


For inspiration on how to make the most of an apartment, visit