Even the smallest spaces can be big on style. With a little imagination and a few creative design tricks, you can reinvent your cozy quarters to suit your own needs. When dressing a small space, pay attention to the details, as everything becomes a focal point. Let each item have meaning and impact—and make sense in the space. An oversized, vertical mirror gives the illusion of space, while an ottoman provides practicality in the form of a coffee table, additional seating and hidden storage. Read on to create this look for less.
Don’t have built-ins? No problem. Let a console table provide the open display space you need. Add a grouping of a prized collection or tailored boxes, the clean lines of this handsome table allow your possessions to take center stage.
Channing Console Table, $499
Available at Crate & Barrel
For an inexpensive but impressive decorating trick, lean a vertical, floor-length mirror against the wall to give the illusion of space.
Metal Floor Mirror, $299
Available at West Elm
Extra storage is key in small spaces. From remote controls to magazines, pens and other tchochkes, it’s a great place to stash things when company comes a calling.
Jet Set Storage Bench in Light Sage, $249
Available at Urban Outfitters
In combination living-dining areas, it’s important to provide comfort and a sense of elegance to balance out the space. As smart as it is stylish, this blue chair is a welcome addition to any room.
Ashford Chair in Spa Blue by Sunbrella, $701
Available at Ballard Designs