I love how cozy my small apartment feels. I have lived in larger spaces previously and I was never able to achieve this feeling. Since I've been living here my design style and creativity has evolved more than I can count, but I think that's what makes it fun. Living in a small apartment is like a game of Tetris, you are just trying to make things fit in the most creative ways.
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
Get multi-functional furniture! I don't know what I would do without them. My coffee table is also a storage trunk and extra seating if I need it. I also added wheels to it make it mobile and easy to move. Storage is your friend! It doesn't necessarily have to be furniture. I have storage boxes under my bed and in my closet to hide things that I don't use everyday. To keep my apartment from getting too cluttered I use my "buy one give one" rule. Every time I buy or introduce something new into my apartment, I balance it out by surrendering another item. So if I buy five shirts, I'll donate five shirts from my closet. Living small can be a challenge at times, but it allows me to get creative and I love that about it.