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Anyone living in a big city knows that space is something to covet. For chic small space living, you are probably always looking for furniture and decor solutions to your space problems. Living in DC myself and moving from a 3-bedroom house to a 1-bedroom apartment, I've become an expert at condensing my belongings and finding furniture that fits without compromising style.
One — Any chair on wheels is perfect for small space living. You can roll it around your space wherever it is needed.
Two — Opt for a tall dresser to maximize vertical space.
Three — It's a popular design tip to add a mirror when you want a space to feel bigger.
Four — Contemporary chairs that stack are perfect for when you have people over, but then you can stack them up when you need more room.
Five — Store blankets, pillows, magazines and other items in these baskets. If they are empty, you can stack them into each other to save on space.
Six — A clear table doesn't take up visual space but gives you a good surface.
Seven — Unfortunately fans, steamers and vacuums are unsightly. Luckily a screen can hide them all without making them hard to get to.
Eight — Pedestal tables can be put virtually anywhere you need them!
Nine — A TV stand with storage can store items you need but don't want out on display.
Ten — Utilize as much vertical space as possible with tall shelving.
Shopping Guide: 1. White Leather Low Back Swivel Office Chair 2. Atherton Eastern Onyx Highboy 3. Murray Feiss Parker Place Brushed Steel Wall Mirror 4. Set of 4 Frida Laminated Walnut Side Chairs 5. Set of 3 Dunn Sea Grass Catch-All Baskets 6. Zuo Sojourn Coffee Table 7. Cancun 71" High Outdoor Tri-fold Screen 8. Tammy Marble and Powdercoat Steel Side Table 9. Uber 4-Drawer Mocha TV Stand 10. Monacco 3-Shelf Rustic Wood and Iron Etagere
Meg Biram is a digital media and brand consultant, and the founder of lifestyle blog http://www.megbiram.com. Her site, originally founded in 2007 as MIMI+MEG, covers fashion, interiors, art, and business. Prior to consulting, she was a senior designer at Hallmark Cards, Inc. Her curated aesthetic evolved over years of art classes and magazine subscriptions. When she's not blogging or consulting, she's encouraging others to follow their passions in life, traveling, or painting.