Low square footage doesn’t have to equate to a cluttered home. Here are quick, easy fixes for tight-space woes, shared with us by Trends by Design owner Carmen Scully and local interior designer Pamela Emick.
Problem: Studio apartment
The fix: Room dividers
Create privacy between joint areas in smaller homes. Room dividers come in a variety of styles and sizes.
Problem: Little room for coffee and side tables, but no place to set things when guests are over
The fix: Nesting tables
Offer surface space when needed but tuck away neatly when not in use. Nesting tables house two to three smaller tables under a “roof” table and come apart easily.
Problem: Dim lighting
The fix: Lighting columns
They are lit from the floor up, resulting in more illuminated surface area than floor lamps. Plus, columns come in a wide variety of patterns and shapes.
Problem: Lack of windows and natural light
The fix: Large-scale mirrors
Create the illusion of natural light in a small living space with two or fewer windows.