In order to have their own place, some people nowadays are getting smaller apartments or houses. There is a grand assortment of tricks that exists in designing the interior for small spaces. Anyway, the concept of small is really relative, depending on certain variables such as the layout of the furniture and the amount of square foot per person.
When planning the space, the furniture is very important. Furniture with a lighter footprint won’t suck up as much space from the floor, so choose items with lighter frames. The space around the furniture is also important – this is referred to negative space. For maximum comfort levels you want to try to balance the negative space with the occupied area. Choose items that can be moved around more easily for maximum flexibility, including pieces with wheels. Arm chairs may have more flexibility than a full sofa, for instance.
Malena Georgieva, a Bulgarian import, only had a little over 200 square feet to work with. This tiny apartment only has enough room for a bed, a desk, a dining table and couple of chairs.
If you have a small room or house, remember that there are also benefits of these petite spaces: they are more cost effective and less wasteful. A smaller space can also be quite desirable if you require less cleaning, light, and heat.