When you have one small room to do it all, efficient storage and furniture with double functions are your best friends. And remember, no matter how pressed you are for space, compact can still be stylish.
Storage tailored to you
A good tip for a one-room apartment is to choose a storage system that is easy to adapt to small tricky spaces. Build high and low, even above the bed, to get the stow-away space you need.
When you’ve turned your bed into a daybed – call it a sofa if you want – throw a few cushions on top to complete the transformation. Your own combination of colours, patterns, dots and stripes can be quite a stylish statement.
In a small space, it’s convenient to have a few small tables for easy multi-use. Coffee table, board game table or breakfast-in-bed table? You can even put them together for a picnic-on-the-rug-with-friends combination.
A big mirror makes the room seem larger – not only by adding a feeling of spaciousness, but also how it reflects light. With the right frame it can also be a powerful addition to the overall styling of the room.
An extendable daybed that easily converts into a bed for one – or even two – is the ultimate solution for small-space living. When morning comes, hide the bedding in the drawers underneath. Voilà, it’s now your sofa – again.
Some things should simply be allowed the space they need – like an armchair that lets you enjoy comfortable moments on your own or offer a guest the best seat. And if you’re going to have an armchair, it might as well be a stylish one.