In a tiny apartment, all that is needed in the living room is a couch, chair and espresso table. You may want to place a small bookshelf in a part to hold catalogs, and periodicals with small light fixture at the top. Keep furnishings from the wall so that the floor space in the heart of the area is wide open and easy to walk through. A brightly colored accent rug in this field adds texture and extra color.
Throughout your apartment, use furnishings that are light shaded to make the rooms look bigger. Dark colors make a location recede; lighter shades visually increase space. Consider light fine sand, pastel peach, butter yellow and other light hues for upholstery, accent rugs and curtains. You can include additional splashes of color with accent cushions and throws.