For us in New York City, we’re no strangers to small apartments. Living in this exciting, bustling city has its downsides–re: closet-sized homes. We’ve had to learn how to get creative, creating a space that’s multifunctional and still chic at the same time (nobody likes a cluttered, crowded room!) From micro and studio apartments to lofts and one-bedrooms, there are a handful of styling tricks for getting the most out of your space. Keep reading to discover how to design your room to make it feel more “mansion” and less “dorm.” Design by Selin Bora (Project Manager at Madison Showroom)
Even if your entire home is a 15x10ft room, it’s always a smart (and fairly easy) idea to still separate the room and show the different areas. For example, if you’re unable to spread a sofa and bed out, put the sofa at the foot of the bed so there’s designated lounging and sleeping areas. Fun fact: we can design and create wall dividers for your apartment to separate the space even more. The same goes for the kitchen and entryway. Keep a table-to-desk near the kitchen for easy clean-up and dual purpose for when work follows you home. Our desks can be done in wood or lacquer, making it easy to go from eating dinner to finishing that project or assignment with the easy-clean and durable surface. Because smaller rooms clutter quickly, keeping a coat rack by the front door will help you avoid turning your bedroom (area) into a giant hamper within seconds. Designating specific spots in your house, no matter how small, will make it feel more like home.