Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Small spaces

It just goes to show that you don't have to live in a large space to get the wow factor. I love the creative designs of these rooms.

Here, an oversized mirror adds depth and light to this small yet glamourous living room. A glass-topped coffee table keeps the space feeling airy and bright.

In this 520-square-foot condo, glass walls delineate the living area and bedroom while allowing light to infiltrate the entire space. A streamlined sofa, sheer drapes, white washed brick walls and glossy flooring combine to create a sleek and modern loft space:

A comfortable sofa, an eye-catching pendant light and loads of shelving give this home office an inviting, hideaway feel. An unexpected and intimate reading space is fashioned in this narrow home office by tenting a seating area that's raised on a platform:

Deep colours, an elegant wall sconce and a marble vanity countertop infuse a small bathroom with dramatic style. This tiny powder room is treated to dark, rich wallpaper which ups the glamour factor and adds drama:

A hideaway bed offers a practical solution for small space living, clearing valuable floor space during the day. This 525-square-foot studio apartment includes the ultimate space-saver: a Murphy bed that disappears into the wall when not in use:

Quirky wall d├ęcor adds character to a tiny kitchen space. An otherwise plain corner in this compact kitchen is enlivened with a whimsical collection of pretty patterned plates displayed on wall-mounted plate hangers:

Expanding and stackable furniture is the perfect choice for small space living. This chrome and glass table keeps this diminutive dining room feeling bright and open and includes a foldout feature that doubles its size. The stylish dining chairs are made for stacking so extras can be tucked into the corner when not in use:

The furniture choice of an armless sofa paired with high-legged glass tables and tall floor lamps goes a long way towards making this small space appear larger. In this compact living room, a slipper sofa takes up less visual space than one with arms. A lucite floor lamp and leggy coffee table maintain the light, open look:

Photos courtesy of www.houseandhome.com


  1. Unbelievable what you can do with this small spaces!
    Great post Valerie!

  2. I always used to make tents over my bed and couch, and that picture with the tent over the couch is so much fun! I wish I had a space to use that design element!