More and more people find themselves in need of making a choice between space and location when deciding where to live. And a high number of us have already agreed to sacrifice living space for the advantages of city life.

More and more people find themselves in need of making a choice between space and location when deciding where to live. And a high number of us have already agreed to sacrifice living space for the advantages of city life.

Such reduction in footprints does not necessarily entail a compromise in style. Less space also means less furniture and smaller pieces, which we read as less money to spend overall and as an opportunity to have fun splashing on a few stylish key items.

So start picking wisely and get selectively creative! Interior designers suggest that the ideal decorating choice, for a small house or studio, are neutral tones and palettes that will help you attain that bright illusion of space within any house design.

If your home is also blessed with plenty of natural light, this is the perfect neutral canvas where a few luxury statement pieces can be used imaginatively to showcase your mood and personality. A pleasant, non-intrusive, organic feel can be achieved with rounded, oval, and curvy features such as tables and chairs or arm-less sofas.

Increasingly popular for small spaces are modern transparent acrylic chairs and fancy glass tables. Small rooms will greatly benefit from a bit of drama easily achieved through the smart use of a few colorful accessories, for instance, a loud couch cover or cushions and arty surprises in unexpected corners of your rooms.

If you can’t go round much, you can certainly go up: your walls will offer endless opportunities to decorate your living room or bedroom without taking actual living space. A peculiar paint treatment or wallpaper can give your room a completely different and rich feel.

Shelves can be useful and beautiful. Then, of course, a little wall art and why not, that dazzling Murano glass chandelier you always wanted! Once again, it’s your home, no matter how small! Let it tell your very own story and just remember that – really – the two things you won’t have the luxury to afford in here are only clutter and dullness!

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