Urban living has some incredible perks. Immediate access to shopping, dining, and work can change your lifestyle tremendously. However, all those urban conveniences often means sacrificing square footage - but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style.
European style or Mid Century Modern furniture typically feature low profiles, clean lines, and bold colors – perfect for smaller spaces where bulky pieces simply won't fit. Long-legged furniture also shows more of your floors, making the space appear larger.
A well-placed mirror can do wonders for creating the feeling of open space. Leverage light from windows or lighting fixtures to help brighten up darker corners or hallways.
A simple set of multi-purpose shelving along a kitchen wall is an easy solution to both limited cabinet space and filing empty wall space. Open shelves allow light the pass through, keeping the room open, but still allows for storage. Be careful to avoid clutter – overstuffed shelfs can easily overwhelm an area.
Leverage as much vertical space as you can. Utilize vertical lines and patterns to draw the eye upward. You can also hang extra-long curtains above your windows to make the room feel even larger.
A simple rolling cart can be a priceless addition to any floor plan. These handy devices can easily be converted into extra counter space, a desk, or even a rolling bar cart. The possibilities are endless!
Too much furniture or too many knick-knacks can easily overwhelm a small space – making it feel cramped. Be conscious of what you choose to display and balance open space with functional items.
Rounded furniture takes up less space than their square counterparts and are also easier to fit into a variety of spaces. A simple, bistro style, round table is an elegant alternative to a large formal dining table.