Eklektisk MatplatsMidcentury Dining Room, Malmo
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Also keep an eye on plants in small containers in direct sun, as they can dry out very quickly. Even sun-loving cactuses and succulents are unhappy in bone-dry soil — which can happen in the blink of an eye on a hot day. To give yourself more of a buffer between waterings, repot plants into larger containers with fresh potting soil. A larger soil reservoir will retain more water and dry out more slowly than smaller pots.Read more about choosing the right exposure for your houseplants
Taking inventory. Magnusson kept her new lifestyle in mind when going through everything. She realized she would no longer need place settings for 16 people, or so many napkins, place mats and tablecloths. She kept only books she planned to read or that she kept returning to. She also learned to let go. “I will never feel guilty for not keeping presents forever,” she writes. And purging so much made room for a better lifestyle for her. She promises that doing so will bring good times in the future. “Living smaller is a relief,” she writes. Houzz guides to downsizing
Modified windowsill. Like all features of a home, not all windowsills are created equal. Not everyone has a sunny, deep, flat sill perfectly suited to growing plants. Never fear; there are solutions. In the kitchen above, two rows of rods hang across the kitchen window and hold buckets filled with herbs and other indoor plants. In the Swedish apartment here, a wood plank sits on the narrow windowsill to create an extra-wide shelf, providing a spot to grow a row of houseplants in the sunny kitchen window.