First of all: Choosing your paint colours. A soft, simple palette of white/off-whites can reveal the hidden greatness in a small space. If white is too stark, a subtle grey adds a touch of interest and refinement.
Secondly: Design Ideas, choose furniture designed to multitask, beautifully illustrated above: Filing cabinet doubling up as a side table or a cosy corner seating area with storage units at the bottom, or an ottoman/coffee table with storage underneath, a dining table that can be folded down when not in need.
Make use of dividers, Just think of all the things you can do with your new “wall.” You can paint a mural on it, push a desk up against it, or even project a movie onto it.
Don’t forget, what you lack in square footage, you can make up in style. Don’t be afraid to incorporate lively decor in an eclectic mix of colours, patterns and textiles!