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As much as we'd all like to live in open lofts with massive layouts (scenic views included), that's not the reality. Our apartments have funny angles and nooks. Sound familiar? The windows aren't all that big, either. But, most of our furniture is nonnegotiable. We need somewhere to sit and watch TV.
Fortunately, creating an open, inviting environment is in the details, not necessarily in the size of your sofa. Accents can create an expansive mirage. Ahead, seven decor tricks — from untraditional lights to statement stools — to give the illusion that your square footage is higher than the lease states. Think airy, light-filled thoughts, and click on for a more spacious apartment this weekend.