Awesome small living room transformation in New Orleans | west elm

Awesome small living room transformation in New Orleans | west elm

1. Go low + leggy.

When you have a small space, pick furniture that sits low to the ground, like this coffee table. It will make your ceilings feel higher. Choosing leggy furniture also makes any room feel airer, because pieces like these take-up less visual space.

Colorful entryway - Dabito's 100-sq-ft living room is fantastic small space design

Dabito's 100-sq-ft living room is fantastic small space design.

2. Go BIG.

Even with a small space, sometimes you have to go big. Start with large pieces and work around them. With an 8×10 wool rug which is almost the size of his entire living room. It grounds the space and actually makes it feel bigger.

Dabito's 100-sq-ft living room is fantastic small space design.

3. Walls are your best friends.

A modular system to store books, cameras etc., all the way to the ceiling. We added a small desk component to make the system more functional, and painted the brackets gold so it doubles as an eye-catching statement piece.

Modular storage in @oldbrandnew's amazing New Orleans home

Modular storage in @oldbrandnew's amazing New Orleans home

4. Art and mirrors.

Add art and mirrors, and you create visual interest in your small space. The only problem is that art can be expensive and hard to find. Why not turn to magazines to discover frame-worthy art.

So much great design by @oldbrandnew in this tiny New Orleans living room.

5. There’s always room for plants.

There is always room for plants in any space. No worries if you don’t have a green thumb. Buy a single palm leaves from the floral shop and put them in vases like this one. These stems can last for a few months if you change the water and snip the ends weekly.

Mid-Century Media Console - So much great design by @oldbrandnew in this tiny New Orleans living room

So much great design by @oldbrandnew in this tiny New Orleans living room.

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