Bottom line: Your apartment's square footage should never limit you from having a fabulous home. Sure, maybe you can't buy that massive Chesterfield sofa or host a sit-down dinner party for 12, but that doesn't have to stop you from living with colors and pieces you love. Your rooms should be welcoming, cozy, and totally luxe.
We turned to four design experts who've made over their fair share of tight quarters, and asked them what the secrets are to creating intimate but not cabin-fever-inducing interiors. And, their answers were surprising. Turns out you shouldn't paint your walls stark white and put all your furniture out on the curb. Minimalism will not save you. Dark tones, ornate wallpaper, and an overload of rich prints can actually all win in a cramped space, and truly make it more polished. Ahead, warm, impactful nooks that may just inspire a decor makeover of your own this weekend.