“You can have a small space and an oversized sofa, too. In fact, it’s a must. When you live in a studio apartment, comfort (or luxury) must be harnessed wherever possible, and comfort-meets-luxury is a large sofa that can be sprawled over or seat a group of friends. It’s also practical for that guest (or a niece or nephew, perhaps…) who wants to sleep over. This space has been grounded with an oversized rug that holds the living space in the open-plan area. It’s a strong, earthy colour that hints at cocooning, while art balances the space with vibrant colour to energise the lounge zone. A feature chair is a must and can usually be incorporated into smaller space, while freestanding furniture such as the sideboard adds a much-needed display surface on which to bring through personality. A small desk positions a place of study between the living and kitchen zones, and adds another surface and focal point for decoration. The small study stool can be added to the dining table when additional seats are needed. Lighting options are a must in the living room, so a floorstanding lamp, table lamp and low-hung pendant (all on dimmers) bring the opportunity to change up the mood.”