15 Ways to Decorate Your Small Space  

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It’s the Way You Make it Into a Home…

When you are in a small space, you may not have the luxury of positioning all of your belongings at eye-level, but you can still decorate with love and intention. Pounce on commonly overlooked areas in your house to create golden opportunities.

Add flare and functionality to your kitchen with a designer pot rack.
Looks or functionality?  Both, please!

Mirror, Mirror…

Every Space Is An Opportunity

The space above your kitchen cabinets is prime real estate.  Create a mini-display of your sculptures or memorabilia.  Incorporating family heirlooms (like this cookie jar), gives your display an irresistible personal touch.  Choose your lineup carefully– chances are it will be here for a while!  Hint* Keep your air filters fresh and you won’t have to dust nearly as often.

PRO TIP: If the tops of your shelves are in poor condition, take a trip to your local hardware store, or Lowes (but #notHomeDepot!) and get a plank of wood.  Stain it the right color, then mini-display-away!

When it comes to small spaces, mirrors are a must! At least one for each room.  PRO TIP: For a touch of elegance, take your angular mirror to a custom framer and have them add an ornate moulding around its current frame.  With this enhancement, the mirror will be a chunky original statement piece that you will love to look at for years.

PRO TIP: Frame It, For Memory’s Sake!

On the Wall

Cluster small works with large ones.
Because abstracts can be interpreted from near or far, they make good choices for higher-up display.

Don’t limit you wall-art collection to the obvious.  Frame a postcard from a best friend, a patch of memorable fabric , or even a book.  Whether you want to be able to see both sides of the notecard, or take the book out for reading from time to time, ask your framer for a custom design that will suit your needs.

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It can be way easier than you think!
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Discover Your Golden Opportunities

Optimize Your Space, Enhance Your Mood

Go on and fool yourself– hang a painting of an outdoor scene at eye-level by your main entrance. We love peaceful street scenes with lots of blue. Your mood will be affected by this image, so make it a nice one!

Eliminate Clutter

Instead of a stack of magazines, try hand-picked coasters for your tabletop.  Place the themed coasters on surfaces throughout the room for balance.

We love mini-originals over and around an entryway.  Depending on the size, you can get lots of wall art in this space.
Create the illusion of space by juxtaposing elements of various heights.
Create a faux-nook with just a few key elements, including a lamp with a warm white bulb, a comfy chair, a painting and a plant.
“Complete your nook with a space rug and unique side-table.”

Boldness Demands Precision

When it comes to wall-display, spacing and balance are everything. Take all measurements, but take no shortcuts! Know your numbers or ask an expert for help.

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What is Your Best Space-Saving Decoration Tip?

About the Author


Hi, I'm Nuru Renee. I manage the gallery's website and social media. I share articles and post pictures and videos on our Facebook, YouTube and Instagram pages, as well. My parents are Mary and Wisson West, owners of Serengeti Gallery. My sister, Kadzo coordinates our events. I love getting your feedback, and sharing your insights with our team. Thank you for visiting! You may email me directly at web@serengetigallery.com, or use any online contact form.

Annual Lady’s Tea

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Thank You for Attending!

You Want Quality Time with The People you Love,

and you got it!

A few thoughtful program updates, a beautiful new floor-layout, and more surprises made this the best Lady’s Tea yet!  See you next Year 🙂

More Photos Here

Welcome to our Lady’s Tea, where daughters invite their mothers and aunts, and friends come to reconnect after too much time apart.  There will be icebreakers and a light-flowing program – so no worrying about awkward silences or unsavory conversation.  And speaking of savory, your mouth will water as you sample a scrumptious selection of breakfast fare, and savor slow sips of these tasty domestic and imported teas.

With Great Taste Comes Great Responsibility

Invite a special lady to share something special with you, lady!

If you invite a friend and arrive at different times, IT’S OKAY!  Seats are pre-assigned, so rest assured–  you will be seated together regardless.

How well do you know each other?  Play with friends at your table to find out.  If you are attending solo, you will make quick friends with the help of these fun icebreakers!

Several helping-hands will assist you from the door to your seat, and offer support as you go about enjoying your morning.

Have a seat, and sample some treats… right away! Your place setting includes finger foods and an assortment of refreshments, so you won’t have to wait to eat.

You Will Laugh. You May Cry. You Will Have An Enjoyably-Good Time!

You will get a kick out of this light program. It will move you through your morning at just the right pace.  We have included time for your most loved activities.


Finger Sandwiches & Wraps
Mini Salmon Cakes
Petit Pastries & Tarts
Fruit Parfaits
Assorted Cheese, Bread & Crackers


Assorted Hot Tea
Spiced East-African Tea
Sweet Tea
Strawberry Lemonade

You may fancy a string of pearls, gloves and a hat, or prefer yoga pants under a long knit sweater.  If you’re comfy, we’re comfy.

This year, we will have a grand time, seated at 6-foot banquet tables.  

Our theme-inspired decor and menu really set this tea party off right!

Do you have a question about this event?  info@serengetigallery.com
Seats are limited.  Please make your reservations in advance.    The gallery is wheelchair-accessible, and ladies and girls of all ages are welcome to attend and enjoy the program.  Menu items may vary.

Photos from East Africa

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Our guides traveled to East Africa on an exploratory fun-filled escapade.  They are going back this year, and you can too (information here)!

About The Album
 Tour Guides featured in the album:  Wisson West, Judith Lynch, Lloyd Lynch.    
• The photos were captured by Lloyd.  
Images taken in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar in November, 2016.   
 We travel again on October 20th, 2017.