Nov 16th, 2020
Small Space Living
This urban micro-condo uses clean lines, multi-purpose furniture, and a subdued palette to make the most of its tiny footprint. No matter the square footage of your condo, you can recreate this city sleek look. Here are 6 tips and tricks for living large in a small space.
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Corey Linen-Look Fabric Futon - Grey
Izaac Coffee Table
Jordy Ottoman Accent Table – Original
Bowery Counter Height Dining Table
Finn Bar Stool - Beige
Prato Round Dining Table
Prato Dining Chair - Grey
Amber Area Rug - 5' x 7'3"
Danby 4.4 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator – DAR044A4BDD
Cuisinart 0.6 Cu. Ft. AirFryer Convection Toaster Oven - TOA-60C
Ironworks Counter-Height Dining Table
Manchester Coffee Table
Shilo Bar Stool - Grey
Cameron Linen-Look Fabric Futon - Grey
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Tip #1: Aim high…counter high
A counter-height table gives you more bang for your design buck because it can triple as a dining spot, food-prep space and work-from-home station.
DESIGN LESSON: The rustic live edge of this wood slab table adds a warm, handmade element to this sleek urban space.
Tip #2: Choose portable pieces
While the signature piece in this micro-condo is the live-edge, counter-height slab table, the secondary pieces – a small cafe table and coffee table – offer additional flexibility when hosting guests or working from home.
TRY THIS: Choose lightweight secondary tables that can be moved around with ease.
Tip #3: Show some leg
This mid-century modern cafe set has a lightweight look, thanks to its long, angled legs and curved lines. Plus, round furniture is easy to move around in a small space. A chunkier piece would appear heavy in this small space.
DESIGN LESSON: Mix-and-match neutral hues in your kitchen table and chairs for a fresh, modern look.
Tip #4: Minimize your apps
Carve out more living space by downsizing your appliances. A countertop oven is versatile enough to tackle everyday meals and weekend baking.
BONUS: A bar fridge can help reduce food waste since it’s hard to miss that bag of carrots at the back!
Tip #5: Double up
Micro condos require hardworking furniture pieces that work double duty. A coffee table with extra storage is a must-have.
DESIGN LESSON: Use hits of colour via cushions, accessories and wall art to add personality and update the space each season.
Tip #6: Don’t forget the futon!
A convertible futon is a micro-condo must. In a studio unit, it transforms your space from living room to bedroom in a flash. Similarly, in a one-bedroom condo, this furniture MVP can add an instant guest bedroom on demand.
TRY THIS: Today’s futons are sleeker and more upscale-looking than the ones your parents knew. Visit TheBrick.com for the latest styles!