Skimping on square footage doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice sophisticated design. See how this family of four tackles small space living in style!
Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Just ask KJ Meason, the blogger behind Mrs. Measom, mother of two, wife, dog owner, and proud owner of a 950 square foot home.
“My husband and I wanted to simplify our lives, and save more money for things like our kids’ college fund and traveling,” KJ explains. “We knew we could live small, and that we wouldn’t have to compromise style.”
For the self-proclaimed “year-round-spring-cleaners,” the drastic downsizing felt natural for the Measom’s, as well as liberating. The close quarters give KJ the ability to hear her kids from any room in the house.
“That reassurance is priceless,” she says.
The smaller space also inspired KJ to bring more vibrant colors into her usually neutral color palette. With the open layout, one can literally view several rooms all at once, and having different pops of color and prints throughout is a fun way to add dimension to the space.
“When it comes to my home (style wise) everything goes. There are no rules. Just lots of things I love that are thrown together to make something that feels cozy.” The midcentury meets industrial aesthetic of the house comes through in KJ’s intelligent mix of woods and metals, industrial light fixtures with clean whites and boho textiles.
“Make sure that you’re okay with having less. Less clothes. Less shoes. Less dogs…” – KJ
While the size of the Measom’s home hasn’t deterred them from hosting guests and living a perfectly normal home-life, one limitation KJ points out is having large dogs. As a dog-loving family, she says she could easily have two more, but the square-footage doesn’t allow it.