The city is bursting with energy, atmosphere and style, making it a great source of design inspiration. But city living also comes with some unique design dilemmas, from one-room apartments to buildings from a bygone era. With the right furniture and a few simple design tricks, you can tackle these challenges to create a trendy living space.
Life in the Big City
Life in the big city is exciting, but living space is definitely at a premium. Through careful planning and smart design, you can make sure your small space doesn’t feel cramped. Follow these steps to make the most of your small living room.
Measure Twice, Buy Once
The biggest mistake you can make when furniture shopping is choosing a set that’s too big for your room. Before you visit the showroom, measure your space and bring the dimensions with you.
Clean It Up
Visual clutter, such as ornate details and busy patterns, can make a small space feel even smaller. Keep it simple with clean-lined furniture and large-scale prints.
Not all couches are created equal. When it comes to size, sofas can range from around 75 inches long to over 100 inches in length. These “metro-sized” sofas
were designed specifically for tight quarters.