In a tiny apartment, all that is needed in the living room is a sofa, chair and espresso table. You may want to place a small bookshelf in a corner to hold books, and newspapers with small light fixture at the top. Keep furnishings up against the wall so that the floor space in the heart of the room is wide open and easy to walk through. A colorful accent rug in this field adds texture and extra color.
Throughout your apartment, use furniture that are light colored to help make the rooms look bigger. Dark colors make a location recede; lighter colours aesthetically increase space. Consider light sand, pastel peach, butter yellow and other light tones for upholstery, accent rugs and draperies. You can include additional splashes of color with accent cushions and throws.