Monday, March 25, 2013

Space Saving Tip: Double Duty Laptop Table



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Good Monday, everybody! Today I wanna share a little tip for those of you who live in a small space, just like me. Use a simple laptop table as a coffee table, a side table or even a night stand, if it suits you. A small living area doesn't have to be ugly and it doesn't have to be cramped. That's why we need to edit a lot and to keep visible stuff to a minimum. Out with a zillion knick-knacks, in with a small display on a tray, a cabinet or a side table.



I guess you are all familiar with the Ikea laptop table. It comes in many colors (mine is black, but you can have it on red, white or blue) and it's very handy whether you surf the net from your couch or directly from your bed. I really like it, but every now and then, for a week or two, I don't use it that much. That means that the laptop table occupies some space in my little apartment without serving a purpose. So I just use it as a minimalist side table.



When you live in a small home, every square foot matters. Think outside the box and don't hesitate to assign new functions to your pieces of furniture. This item, for example, can serve as a laptop table in the weekend and as a side table during the week, if you just need a place to display pretty flowers for as long as they last. Which reminds me to add another pic of the pink azalea :)



Update: I want to send a big Thanks! to Abbie from Five Days, 5 Ways, to Lauren from If It's Not Baroque and to Sarah from Sarah Dawn Designs for featuring this post :)

57 comments:

  1. those flowers are just gorgeous! what a great idea for the stand, it looks great as a little side table!

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    1. The azalea flowers are very delicate, I'm just praying they will last for as long as possible :)

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  2. It is great to be able to use a piece for multiple purposes, especially in a small space.

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    1. Living in a small home taught me to rotate the furniture from one room to another :)

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    1. Thank you, Ana, real needs teach me every time!

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  4. I love the azalea flowers are very delicate… what a gray idea for the stand, to use a piece for multiple purposes…
    grat idea Meeha!!!

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  5. You're absolutely right! I've been thinking about this specific table to use it as a laptop table and when not in use, then it will serve the purpose of a side table, just brilliant!

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  6. The azalea is beautiful. I agree eveything should have at least two different way to be used in a small space!

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    1. I'm so happy that you like the azalea, Magali, thank you for visiting!

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  7. We use a little lap top table in our lanai. That's a great idea to use at as a side table when needed. What a great tip! Hugs!

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    1. I always re-purpose little stools and even books as side tables, it helps me change the decor in my little home :)

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  8. Great idea! look really nice!
    XX

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    1. Thank you so much, Mariela, even if the laptop table is from Ikea I just love its simple lines :)

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  9. I really love the tones of red in these photos :)! Have a nice week!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment - I've had a crush on this red & purple color combo for years!

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  10. Wow! I want that table! :D Everything is so beuatiful!!! <3

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  11. Great idea! I've never seen azaleas displayed like that indoors. It's gorgeous!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! Usually azaleas come in small bushy shapes, but I like the topiary even more :)

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  12. WIth and without the laptop, it looks great either way!

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    1. Thanks , Yelle, I have to admit that the slim curvy lines of the laptop table are very appealing to me ;)

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  13. Practică şi drăguţă! Am şi "tratat" cu Bogdan să ne luăm una :)
    Te pup, draga mea, o zi minunată!
    Salutări Anei!

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    1. Multumim, transmit mai departe! Masuta pt laptop nu e foarte stabila si nu suporta cesti fierbinti puse direct pe ea :D

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  14. Ciao Meeha,
    I love the vignette of the first picture!!!. The lithographie with the black cat, the white armchair and the thin light blue lamp a very cozy place to blog!!!
    Xoxo,Eva

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  15. You are right when saying we have to try to find new uses to our furnitures. I loooove the images, the colors of you home! I inspires me so much!

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    1. Thank you, Laura, in my little home I rotate almost all of the furniture (except the bed)! Speaking of inspiration, I will reveal some small painted drawers, which were inspired by your paint job!

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  16. So great idea! We have that lap top table too! Really love your colours, you're such an inspiration and color feast dear Michaela!!! Thank you for a wonderful idea! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, dear Mette - I have an obsession for this red and purple color combination!

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  17. Oh I have to get one of those tables. My laptop thinks it's PC and lives on my kitchen table. Your azaleas are gorgeous!

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    1. Danni, the table is from Ikea, super-cheap (not extremely stable though), reclining and you can also adjust its height. Very clever and functional :)

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  18. What a great idea, I live in a very small house!

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    1. Thank you, Serena, I plan to do many more posts concerning living in small homes!

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  19. I have this same exact table! I bought it as a nightstand for the guestroom which doesn't have enough space for a real table. We have actually started using it in other parts of the apartment too. We don't have a dining table or any where else to sit at. In a pinch, my fiance has started using it as a small work station for doing school work. My guest (my 12-year old step son) ended up putting a bowl of soup on it and it melted part of the top a bit. I am thinking that I might be able to replace the top with a wood surface so that it is a more practical table.

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  20. Awesome idea/tip! I love that table, too! I just followed you on Facebook and Bloglovin!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  21. Great tips! And beautiful flowers :)
    I’m visiting from Six Sisters Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Spring JOY Frame ~ Printable

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  22. Those flowers are gorgeous! Visiting from the serenity saturday hop :)

    Sarah xo
    girlfriendshoes.com

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  23. Great tip and your flowers are BEAUTIFUL! Love it!
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/03/totally-tuesday-link-party-2.html

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  24. Great idea and lovely pics. Found you on Clairejustine's Monday bloghop.

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  25. How clever! Mingling from "I gotta try that Monday Party!" I look forward to you coming and visiting me!
    Sandra

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  26. Great idea! I actually love that laptop table -- beats balancing a {hot} laptop on three throw pillows on my lap! Might have to look into getting one of those. :) Visiting from Creative Mondays -- new follower! xoxo

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  27. love it :D Nice touch since is not a common regular shape. Great idea!

    Xoxo
    Cami
    from Get your Crafts On!!!

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  28. What a smart idea! I’d love it if you’d link up to The DIY’ers link party. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers.html

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  29. Clever idea. Plus, I adore your red lamp and the dots pillow! Dropping by from BNOP, Jane

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  30. Very creative. Love your red lamp and your vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  31. Great space saver! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods! Hope to have you party with us again next week!

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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  32. Stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday! What a happy discovery! Love your blog and loooove the laptop table idea. We have no room for a coffee table. This would be perf! Swing over my way to win some ad space if you like! XO, ellie

    http://creativegeekery.blogspot.com/2013/03/cg-giveaway-for-bloggers.html

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  33. Great extra use for your laptop table! I've never seen a laptop table before! Cool idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  34. Having things be multipurpose is a must these days!! Great idea!! Thanks for coming to our Link Up Party at allthingswithpurpose.com!!

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  35. Wow, looks like we need to take a trip to Ikea! That is such a great idea!

    Buttons
    The Hot Toddies of Washington

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  36. You have me inspired. I love Ikea but somehow didn't know these existed. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful. I have already been to the Ikea site. :D
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  37. I'm pretty sure I can't live without one any longer! haha! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  38. Beautiful! Plus, I love things with several purposes. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  39. Such a cute table. I love that it is so functional! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  40. I am featuring your laptop table on my blog today. Thanks for linking it up. The next party starts later today, I hope that you will link up again. http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  41. Love this clean and simple idea. Thanks for linking up, you are being featured today.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2013/04/pintastic-tuesday-link-party-33.html#.UWTaMZOkrCc

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