The space, while small, had a Queen-sized bed, a kitchen, a bathroom, plenty of decor, and storage, but didn’t feel cramped.
The first thing I noticed was the variety of textures and styles used for the wall decor.
The wall decor included paintings, prints, and sculptures that went all the way to the ceiling, drawing my eyes up and elongating the space. It seemed to make a huge difference in making the room feel bigger without much effort.
The best hack was also one I couldn’t replicate in my NYC apartment: maximizing the backyard.
The outdoor space was filled and utilized just as much as the indoor rooms. Tables, chairs, and couches were scattered around the lush, shaded backyard for extra lounge space. Sadly, I don’t have an outdoor area at home.
Luckily back in New York, I do have another 250 square feet to enjoy.
I’d need outdoor space to live happily in a home this tiny. I might not have it at home, but I do have added square footage that I’m able to enjoy, rain or shine. And with my new tips top of mind, I think I’m about to have a little bit extra room, too.