Add shelving

Add shelving

Buy shelving units on caster wheels or custom design your own. You will have portable furniture to take to your next abode. Added bonus – wood and metal shelving can add a trendy industrial element and serve as a foil to your pretty wallpaper. For custom shelving, Jennifer and Megan recommend Union Wood Company (unionwoodco.com).

Go-cart carbon shelving. From $149.; cb2.com

 

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The designers from A Good Chick to Know reveal their top tips for decorating a small space

The designers from A Good Chick to Know reveal their top tips for decorating a small space

Add Wallpaper

Create a feature wall with large-scale graphic wallpaper. Again, a small space benefits from a bigger print. You can mix different wallpapers by varying the size and pattern. White-on-white wallpaper creates depth and texture without overpowering a space.

Wallpaper by Marimekko. $149 per roll; marimekkovancouver.com

Splurge on Lighting

Splurge on Lighting

When many people start out, they go with standard lighting left by the developer. Megan and Jennifer encourage selecting one-of-a-kind luminaries that add interest. This is a great place to go vintage.

Geo Metal Cage Shade (wood cord set sold separately). $21; westelm.com

Go Big

Go Big

It is a misnomer that you should fill a small space with apartment-sized furniture only. Look for a few substantial investment pieces that carry the room. Larger furniture will transition nicely to your next place, should you move.

Bensen Morgan sofa. From $3,811; informinteriors.com