Creating a Safe Space with a Small Place

Creating a safe space in your home is a method I’m using to increase my comfortability within my space apartment. This space is filled with a few special items that are aesthetically pleasing to me as well as a space that provides comfort to my body.

Because I live a on bedroom apartment, I don’t have much room for anything else but to live. For instance, I have a bedroom with enough space for 3 pieces of furniture: my bed, my dresser and a make-shift vanity table (which is squeezed into the corner). My kitchen can comfortably fit 1 person. But the moment another person takes 1 step into the kitchen, all that can be heard is an exchange of “excuse me” as each person inevitably bumps into one another. Lastly, I try my best with the living room/entrance way. It’s just big enough to fit an entertainment system with a tv and couch, you can forget about a dining table ever entering my apartment.

“safe space: a place… intended to be free of bias, conflict, criticism, or potentially threatening actions, ideas, or conversations”

~Merriam-Webster

These parameters come with no surprise. I’m broke! As a result of my financial disposition, I became concerned that I wouldn’t have an opportunity to be creative in my space. But nothing is impossible for those who plan and work hard. In order to create a safe space, I had to be resourceful and open-minded.

    

How to Create Your Own:

  1. Lighting. You should have the ability to use this space during the day and at night with ought any interruption to you vision. If you provide limitation such as the ability to see, you will be less likely to use it. Luckily, outdoor water proof lights can be found easily on Amazon dot com. There are so many different styles to choose from. Pay attention to the length of the lights. Since my patio is small, I knew I only needed to purchase 1 box.
  2. Decor. This is you time to show off your creative side that is the most personal in my opinion because this space is intended for personal use. My decor is in the form of plants. That’s all I needed to be happy. All of the herbs (1 was a gift) were and their materials were bought at K-mart to keep costs low. And the larger plants were sitting idly on a curb waiting to find a new home.
  3. Comfort! This is the most important piece. If you aren’t comfortable sitting in your safe space, you will never return. I have a small area rug, outdoor seat cushions, and repurposed couch cushions to help make my space comfortable to lay and sit on.

Additional Advice: Try to use resources you already have. This project should not be a stressful one. The purpose of safe space is to have an area that is geared towards your personality and your emotional/ psychological needs. The creation of this space should be a fun experience without being a financial expense.

My safe space is outdoors because that is where I feel the most calm. I enjoy feeling a cool breeze and listening to the world go on around me. Yet, I urge you all to recognize that safe spaces can be created indoors as well. If you can share your spaces below or your experiences of them.



56 thoughts on “Creating a Safe Space with a Small Place”

  • I recently have revamped my small patio into a sanctuary so ive been doing a lot of research on modifying small spaces. I enjoyed this process and view of your safe space and how you use it.

  • Your idea of creating a safe space in small place is amazing. Safe space should be calm and comfortable. If you have outdoor space available it will be best for safe space but you can create your safe space indoor which should have good natural ventilation and enough space for circulation.

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  • I really loved that you suggested that people try to use what they have! 🙂 I agree. It’s easy to get worked up about having to buy xyz to achieve something. 🙂

  • I love this idea! I have a biggish space to work with, but with three kids it feels like I am always searching for a quiet spot. 😆 I am going to work on applying these ideas to carve out an area just for me. 😊👌

  • Finding a comfortable and safe place is important! I too like the outoors and have recently remodeled my balcony to give me a private working space! I agree being creative does not require too much money

  • This is pretty neat and tidy and love what you have done with such a small amount of space. This is really handy especially if you are living in London where the prices are crazy high for even a box room!

  • I too feel most comfortable outside! I love how you managed to create a cute and safe place. I’ll have to think about making my outdoor patio a little more cozy so I’m more likely to use it.

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