Buy shelving units on caster wheels or custom design your own. You will have portable furniture to take to your next abode. Added bonus – wood and metal shelving can add a trendy industrial element and serve as a foil to your pretty wallpaper. For custom shelving, Jennifer and Megan recommend Union Wood Company (unionwoodco.com).
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It is a misnomer that you should fill a small space with apartment-sized furniture only. Look for a few substantial investment pieces that carry the room. Larger furniture will transition nicely to your next place, should you move.
When many people start out, they go with standard lighting left by the developer. Megan and Jennifer encourage selecting one-of-a-kind luminaries that add interest. This is a great place to go vintage.
Geo Metal Cage Shade (wood cord set sold separately). $21; westelm.com
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Create a feature wall with large-scale graphic wallpaper. Again, a small space benefits from a bigger print. You can mix different wallpapers by varying the size and pattern. White-on-white wallpaper creates depth and texture without overpowering a space.