Home Sweet (300 Sq. Ft.) Home

by Aaron Able SOURCE Apartment Therapy

Small homes can be the most inspiring and influential, filled with design ideas and solutions to motivate and educate us all.

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Division: Teeny-Tiny

Square Feet: 300

What I Love About My Home: After moving into this studio 4 years ago, I never would have guessed how fun it would be. It fits my downtown life perfectly - its versatile, easy to update, unique, and clean. The physical space isn't the most modern or functional, but its got good bones and that is why I've loved making it my own. I also enjoy the challenge of a minimalist lifestyle - only buying and keeping things I need in the present...and this space definitely requires that!

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home: Having such a small budget, I had to gather piece by piece at thrift stores and chain stores. Almost everything I bought was sale too - my mom would be proud! Another challenge was overcoming my fear of color. Believe it or not, when I first moved in, almost everything I had was black or brown. Over the last few years, however, I have come to understand the importance of color and now I can't get enough.