Stylish little shelves in unexpected places make a home feel custom-built, while also adding some extra storage in a small space. If you're not sure where to keep all of your books, vases, and tchotchkes, let these rooms inspire you to set up a shelf in an under-utilized spot in your home. Over the door, above the toilet, tucked in every corner—the shelf is going where it's never gone before.
At this time of year, nothing is nicer than having your own, private outdoor space. And you don't have to have a giant backyard to create a beautiful outdoor retreat — it's possible to make an inviting space out of even the smallest balcony. Take a look at these 10 very inspiring (and very small) outdoor spaces.