4/8/19

4 Tips for Small-Space Living

Downsizing used to only be associated with retirees who wanted less space once their kids were grown. But smaller homes are now a massive trend among all generations, especially in metro areas where the condo industry is booming. We recently transformed one of those “white box” condos in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle in the Insignia – a sought-after high-rise building. And we have some great tips for small space living that doesn’t compromise on style!

Pulp Design Studios Handsome Highrise - Living Room Overall
Interior by Pulp Design Studios. See the full project here.

1. Define Your Space

Create a way to define open spaces into individual living spaces. Use screens, rugs, and even wallpaper to style “separate” areas. In this 792-square-foot condo, our client wanted to have fabulous entertaining areas. We wanted to give the living room a sense of ambiance to set it apart. That’s why we used the stunning wallcovering on the ceiling  (which the clients love).

Pulp Design Studios Handsome Highrise - Kitchen and Dining
Interior by Pulp Design Studio. See the full project here.

2. Reflect the Light

Use glass and mirror to reflect light and create the feeling of openness. We used a glass-topped table in the dining area and a gorgeous glass light fixture to help move the light through the space.

Pulp Design Studios Handsome Highrise - Master Bedroom Bookshelves
Interior by Pulp Design Studio. See the full project here.

3. Open It Up

Acrylic furniture and open spaces in furnishings, like the screen above, fool the eye into thinking the space is bigger! The neutral palette also helps a small space “expand.”

Pulp Design Studios Handsome Highrise - Master Bedroom Overall
Interior by Pulp Design Studios. See the full project here.

4. Hide the Clutter

Storage is your best friend. Any clutter in a small space is magnified. Use storage ottomans, under-bed boxes, and other organizational tricks to keep everything neat and tidy!

Use these tips to give your small-space living some big-time style!

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