We've posted before about tips for making your home feel bigger and one of the best small space tips is floating furniture. By moving your furniture away from the walls and also putting it on an angle, you are creating functionality and interest. Plus you're also allowing the footprint of the room to open up.
When you are creating this type of design layout, it can feel overwhelming and you may wonder if this is working or not - but stay with it! Use great picture references - like spin LP's or the above picture from Abby's post about designer influences.
One key tip is to make sure the footprint in and around the room is accessible and functional. On that note, when floating a piece of furniture, it needs a function or it will feel like it's simply floating by itself. And have fun with it - this is your home and space and you can create the look that works best for you!
[Title photo by spin LP/ATLA Flickr pool.]
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