Travel out of country taught you any thing?
I'm wondering if your travel out of country has taught you anything about making use of your space. Whether you have implemented what you learned or not.
Watching an old musical with my husband made me think about this. The story was set in Paris, and in the beginning of the movie the artist main character woke up and hiked his bed up to the ceiling via pulleys. Abracadabra: bedroom dispelled from studio apartment!
A friend who has travelled through Central American makes use of cloth bags hung on wall pegs to store all sorts of things, as did many of her hosts there.
My friend from Russia taught me to hang decoratively painted folding chairs on a wall until they are needed. When not in use, they are art works to look at. And I learned to roll up winter blankets and tie them with grosgrain ribbon to use as decorative pillows through the warmer months. Some blankets get put into pillow covers sewn just to cover the uglier blankets.
What have you seen in other countries that was a clever way to make use of limited home space?