Having a small living space does not mean that you need to be cramped and cluttered. There are plenty of ways to make it work. The key is organization, elimination, and tasteful (minimal) décor. For tips on getting the most out of your small space, be it a kitchen, office, bedroom, or even living room, check out this post by Bao at Releve Design:
-Don’t supersize. Reenergize- try rearranging furniture to update your look
-Be negative- Instead of trying to fit everything into a room, try removing items and storing them out of sight. Actively design your negative space. Breathing room allows the eye to rest.
-Light it up- bring in some good lamps and light up the area. Floor lamps are ideal because they don’t need a stand.
-Reflect on your space- mirrors always help a small space seem larger
-Disarm- get chairs, couches, etc. without arms.