Whether you are lucky enough to have a huge apartment or are just starting out in a studio flat, an urban space will often benefit from a more streamlined, modern scheme. Keeping things calm and simple inside can be a great antidote to the rigors of urban life.
The overall theme has to be ‘restraint’, and if you’re going for this look it’s essential that you keep your nerve and don’t over-clutter.
Good storage is essential!
USE COLOUR CAREFULLY
Be disciplined with your colour scheme: decide on your palette and stick to it (should it be neutral, chrome etc).
Use contemporary furniture in modern materials: metal and glass furniture is particularly good in small spaces as it will not dominate, also consider pieces in high gloss lacquer, sculpted wood, faux ‘shagreen’ and leather.
PLAY WITH SPACE
Be clever with your space: if it’s lateral and open plan, use furniture to divide it up into specific areas; if space is at a premium scale your furniture accordingly and edit down to only what you need.