Country Sampler Living Simply 2017

Make the most of your space and live life to the fullest with this brand-new publication from Country Sampler. Packed with creative storage and small-space decorating ideas as well as info-filled articles to help you thrive in a smaller space, Living Simply appeals to downsizers, young families, singles and more.

decorating and lifestyle features

Finding the Joy in Simple Living

Discover the benefits of slowing down and determining what's important in your life.

7 Steps to Downsizing

Reducing a lifetime of furnishings, household goods and mementos can be a daunting task, but follow these steps to put yourself in a better place.

Put a Little Cash in Your Pockets

Discover tips for choosing the best way to price, market and sell your items through various online and in-person options.

Living Large in a Petite Abode

Use these smart ideas to help you make the most of your smaller home.

5 Tips for Entertaining Big When Space is Small

Interior decorators and entertaining experts share their top tips for hosting successful, small indoor soirées that go big on style.

Tiny Garden, Top-Notch Style

Put these 10 tricks to use and start loving your tiny outdoor space.

Fun & Functional Storage

Use every square inch of your space wisely! Get inspired by these creative projects and customize them to meet your needs

Flexible Furnishings

Make your furnishings work overtime! These double-duty pieces will earn their keep in your small home.

Turn Old Favorites into New Decor

Keep nostalgic items on hand but also have them serve a functional purpose by transposing them into something new and different.

Carve Out a Home Office

Create an area for working and storing supplies in any nook with these helpful organizational items

home tours

Little, But Mighty Fine

Space-stretching strategies, reclaimed materials and thoughtful design choices amplify utility and charm in a little cottage built to house one, then two, in a historic Little Rock neighborhood.

Pared Down and Glammed Up

Design miracles happened when this Oregon couple combined their talents to downsize from a three-story house to a 1980s doublewide trailer in serious need of a makeover.

Maximizing the Minimal

A Georgia couple makes way for friends and family in a mountain hideaway that lives much larger than its dimensions.

Bridging the Space

A Michigan couple turns the tiny farmhouse between their childhood homes into a minimalists' mansion.

Color Her World

A cheerful color palette and creative storage solutions imbue an Arkansas farmhouse with distinct character