Small spaces have lots of exciting potential, too!
1. Furniture placement is key, so play around with different configurations until you’re happy. Furniture shoved against every wall is a common mistake. Instead two sofas facing each other in the middle of the room can often work much better.
2. The more floor you can see the better. So go for wall hung items and pick furniture with legs. Even just adding legs to existing pieces to elevate them will make a big difference. Painting a ceiling a shade darker can also make it seem higher and give the illusion of space.
3. Spread lighting around the room with a mixture of floor lamps, table lamps, wall lights and overhead lighting. This will help zone the room and draw the eye around the space.
4. If in doubt, pare it down. Duel-purpose furniture with hidden storage will negate the need for too much clutter on display, and pick a simple blind rather than fulsome curtains. Choosing a few larger accessories is effective, too.
Feature and styling by Karen Wilson / photos by Katie Lee