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The Nook, January Edition: Big Art, Small Spaces & Decluttering

19th Jan 2015

Happy New Year! Our January roundup is full of exciting interior design inspiration you can channel on a shoestring: from big art to small space style...

Trend showcase: Big art

It's often said that a picture paints a thousand words. If you fall head over heels with this stunning picture postfrom Plum Pretty Sugar, chances are you agree with the sentiment. Not only is founder Charlotte Hale's gorgeous blog (and online shop) mercifully short on words and big on beautiful pictures, the big art she's hand-picked in her recent interiors article and is all about pure visual impact. We're very tempted!

Are you a big fan of big art, or are you worried something substantial would dwarf your interiors? Share your opinions and favourite looks with other interior design addicts below.

The big 2015 decluttering

If your new year's resolution is to get organised in 2015, Ballard Designs' great How to Decorate blog has the perfect post to get you motivated, spick and span.From smart and stylish storage for those tricky nooks and crannies, to regular purges, this blog is packed with all the pointers and great ideas you need to enjoy a chic, clutter-free home this year.

Are you planning a big post-Christmas decluttering? Where's your major clutter-prone area? Share your tips and troubles with our readers in the comments section.

How to build a bookshelf in under two hours

Feeling crafty? Itching to do a little DIY? This fun blog from the incredibly enthusiastic design nut Kristi over at Addicted 2 Decorating will show you how to turn some old scrap wood into a very respectable bookcase in more or less the blink of an eye. Pretty impressive, huh? This is an all round great blog for anyone keen to save a little extra and try their hand at a little more – great stuff!

6 Small space solutions from Suzi Boyle

Sadly the closing date for the competition accompanying this beautiful blog has expired, but there's still loads of inspiration for small space style to be found on Suzi Boyle's gorgeous site. From adding instant natural light and space with mirrored surfaces, to embracing multi-purpose furniture, there's a smorgasbord of great ideas here for any décor-aholic with a more constrained space to work with.

How do you make your smaller spaces work for you? Do you have any great two hour tutorials to share with our readers? Share your ideas and inspirations with fellow interior design lovers below.

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