Lathe walls enclose the sleeping area in a 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment. "Inside, it's hung with white curtains," Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn Home Company says. "It's incredibly cozy, like you're in a nest, a cocoon, but it's still light and airy." The Brimnes bed from Ikea has drawers underneath, for more storage. "We decided to define a sleeping area, because we felt people needed a private space," says design partner Fitzhugh Karol.   - HouseBeautiful.com

The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen

Lathe walls enclose the sleeping area in a 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment. "Inside, it's hung with white curtains," Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn Home Company says. "It's incredibly cozy, like you're in a nest, a cocoon, but it's still light and airy." The Brimnes bed from Ikea has drawers underneath, for more storage. "We decided to define a sleeping area, because we felt people needed a private space," says design partner Fitzhugh Karol. - HouseBeautiful.com

Designer Nick Olsen broke all the rules when he decorated a 295-square-foot Brooklyn apartment with bold colors and patterns. "Forget the rules. People think that if they paint the walls a color it will feel too cramped," he says. "And that every piece of furniture has to be pint-size." In the bedroom area, he added a soft touch to the metal Heimdal bed from Ikea by slipcovering a length of foam in Schumacher's Hong Kong for a headboard. Duvet cover and pillow shams by Schweitzer Linen…

The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen

Designer Nick Olsen broke all the rules when he decorated a 295-square-foot Brooklyn apartment with bold colors and patterns. "Forget the rules. People think that if they paint the walls a color it will feel too cramped," he says. "And that every piece of furniture has to be pint-size." In the bedroom area, he added a soft touch to the metal Heimdal bed from Ikea by slipcovering a length of foam in Schumacher's Hong Kong for a headboard. Duvet cover and pillow shams by Schweitzer Linen…

Brancusi would have liked this island, made from fallen oak and a hand-carved cherry log painted white. The honed Carrara marble counter is fitted with a 23 ¾-inch D-shaped undermount sink from Kingston Brass. A one-handled faucet by Elements of Design takes up less space and incorporates a pull-out spray. GE's 18-inch Profile dishwasher is adjacent. Walls are painted Benjamin Moore's Super White.   - HouseBeautiful.com

A Tiny Kitchen

Brancusi would have liked this island, made from fallen oak and a hand-carved cherry log painted white. The honed Carrara marble counter is fitted with a 23 ¾-inch D-shaped undermount sink from Kingston Brass. A one-handled faucet by Elements of Design takes up less space and incorporates a pull-out spray. GE's 18-inch Profile dishwasher is adjacent. Walls are painted Benjamin Moore's Super White. - HouseBeautiful.com

1. Use All Available Space — Even on the WallsStewart mounted the Samsung TV on a swing-arm device, eliminating the need for a bulky media center. It swivels to face the bed and pushes back flush when not in use. Sconces by the bed free up space on the surfaces of the bedside tables. 2. Think About the Room in Terms of ZonesThe Benchmade by Brownstone sofa "is like a pretend wall between the living area and bedroom," Stewart says. Comple-mentary rugs reinforce the idea that the area has…

Yes, 400 Square Feet Can Feel Spacious. Here's How.

1. Use All Available Space — Even on the WallsStewart mounted the Samsung TV on a swing-arm device, eliminating the need for a bulky media center. It swivels to face the bed and pushes back flush when not in use. Sconces by the bed free up space on the surfaces of the bedside tables. 2. Think About the Room in Terms of ZonesThe Benchmade by Brownstone sofa "is like a pretend wall between the living area and bedroom," Stewart says. Comple-mentary rugs reinforce the idea that the area has…

"Every home needs those little moments," Lyndsay Caleo says. "Who doesn't love curling up in a cozy chair?" Ikea's Ektorp Jennylund chair comes with a machine-washable slipcover. Barometer lamp by Ikea.   - HouseBeautiful.com

A Tiny Kitchen

"Every home needs those little moments," Lyndsay Caleo says. "Who doesn't love curling up in a cozy chair?" Ikea's Ektorp Jennylund chair comes with a machine-washable slipcover. Barometer lamp by Ikea. - HouseBeautiful.com

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