I have always lived in small spaces. In London our family home is a compact 3 bedroom apartment and being the youngest child, I always had the smallest room. You know the type; box room with one window that if I stretched out both arms would be able to touch the walls on both side. I make it sound a little like a prison cell I know, but don't worry it wasn't.
At university, my first year in halls of residence was spent in a slightly bigger room than the one just described. But only slightly bigger. And now in Cyprus, we live in a small but perfectly formed 2 bedroom apartment.
My experience of small spaces has taught me one thing. Mirrors are your best friend.
Mirrors for me have two functions. Yes they look pretty and add a decorative feature to any space. But they have the magical power of making any space feel bigger, all with just one strategically placed mirror.