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Don’t let small space living cramp your style!

Choosing the right furniture can help you make every inch count.

Decorating a small studio apartment may seem like a daunting venture – dealing with tight spaces is obviously more challenging. However, challenges create ample opportunity to think outside the box and get creative with your décor planning. And we can help!

Are you moving into a small condo or apartment? Take a look at some of these tips for finding the right furniture to accentuate your small living space in all the right ways.

Small Space Solution #1: Classy Console Tables


Sleek and airy console tables can add whole new dimension of design without taking up too much real estate


Have you ever looked around your apartment and thought “this space needs something” but the area looks too narrow? Console tables are the perfect solution.

Our SASOL console table adds a beautiful, contemporary flavor to your home with its narrow design (less than 1 foot!) and airy design. Now you just need to think of some fun ways to style it…


…In the Hallway

Console tables are ideal for tight, narrow hallways, especially in the entryway of your apartment. Open design pieces are great for not looking bulky – add a cute tray or bowl to hold your keys so you always know where they are.

If you want a little more practicality, choose a design with drawers to store essentials like hand lotion or your dog’s leash, or anything else you need as you jet out the front door.


…As a Dressing Table


Add a cute bench to your console to make the whole space more functional


Every woman deserves a dressing table in her bedroom, however, not every woman has the space. With a sleek console table, you can have an elegant, space-saving dressing area. Place a few baskets underneath to store your extras such as fashion scarves and hair accessories. Tuck in a cute stool and the you’ve got the ideal place to sit and do your hair and makeup.


…As a Desk

Placing a console in back corner against a wall for the perfect little workstation to hold your laptop, mail, phone chargers. Add a stylish chair or tuck in a sleek stool to create desk space for when that inevitable paper work piles up.


…In an Open Concept

If your apartment is an open-concept space, try using a console table to separate the seating area from your bedroom or kitchen. A long, skinny console table against the back of your sofa with two lamps on each end creates an easy visual divide.


Small Space Solution #2: Mirror Magic


Mirrors always make spaces feel larger than they are


Although most of us have a good idea where to hang mirrors in our home, they’re far more versatile than we think. Using mirrors is one of the easiest ways to create the illusion of space.

Luckily, even the smallest apartments have wall space to play with.


Grouped Together

Small mirrors with painted frames look gorgeous hung gallery style on small or awkward walls. Not only do they make an impactful statement, the mirrors create an open, modern feel.


Mirrored Furniture

Art deco is taking over the décor scene. Mirrored cabinets, console tables and nightstands reflect light around the room, making it appear larger. The MADRID accent table is perfect when used as an end table and achieves this very effect—while adding a sweet romantic flair.


Standing Mirrors

Floor length mirrors make any space feel taller. Their long shape draws the eye up and carrying it around the room, making it appear lighter and brighter.


Small Space Solution #3: Styling with Stools


Ditch the space-consuming kitchen table and pull up a bunch of bar stools to your kitchen counter


Visions of hideous barstools—be gone! Styling with modern stools is all the rage, especially when it comes to making the most of your space.


Axe The Kitchen Table

Smaller studio apartments and open-concept condos may leave zero room for an actual kitchen table, which mean traditional dining options go right out the window. If there is room, add a small bar table or just take full advantage of your island or kitchen counter with some sleek and stylish stools. It’s gives you a comfortable place to eat and entertain – you’ll never miss out on the important conversation.


Stacking Stools

Some styles offer a little more in the functionality department so they not just a pretty seating option. If you add stools that stack, like our RALEIGH counter height stool, you can always buy a few extra and keep them stacked away in storage for those days that guests come over and you need the extra seating.


Stackable stools make it so easy to add extra seating in a pinch


Tuck Away

Although we love kitchen islands, they sometimes interrupt the flow of kitchen traffic. The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, so choosing a set of stools to maximize your space is key.

The RYLA bar stool is a contemporary space-saving option that tucks neatly under your island or countertop. The fun, acrylic legs create an airier, open feel; perfect for high-traffic areas.


Now that you’re armed with these fabulous space saving ideas (and furniture to match!) it’s time to start embracing your small space. Take the opportunity to experiment with our suggestions and let us know how it goes!