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Get outta here, 90-degree angles. Not only do round tables visually give the illusion of more space, but they’re also way more convenient when entertaining guests. (Read: No awkward table legs to worry about when adding in extra seats.)
One of the biggest misconceptions in decorating is that large furniture will dwarf a small space. On the contrary, a commanding piece like a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf will make a room’s scale feel grander. Just maybe stick with an étagère (the open-frame variety).
Remember what we just told you about large furniture in small spaces? The only place that doesn’t apply is here. Instead of those bulky storage cabinets that stand behind and above the toilet, why not hang floating shelves instead? (Your walls--they exist!)
P.S. Here’s a better way to fold those towels.
Target (from $15 each)
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Hang up yo’ stuff. Sometimes the smallest swaps (like subbing out bulky table lamps for chic wall sconces) make the biggest difference.
Urban Outfitters ($49)
It only makes sense to double up on furniture uses whenever possible. And that’s where steamer trunks save the day. Flat surface: check. Makeshift linen closet: check, check.
Those awkward nooks and crannies in your prewar pad? While they’re too small for a piece of furniture, they’re probably just right for an oversized potted plant, like a fiddle-leaf fig. (Trust us, it’ll lift your mood every time you step through the door.)
The Sill ($250)
Free delivery in NYC
Ahhh, New York. The city of big dreams...and tiny apartments. (That is, unless you?re living Ghost-style. And if that?s the case, can we come over?)
But even those with the most open floor plans in NYC still require some stealthy maneuvering on the interiors front.
So we rounded up six tips to keep in mind when shopping for decor.
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