You can keep a small room from feeling claustrauphobic by opening it up to another room. In this case, it's the kitchen. Also, the built in shelves allow for a lot of storage and draw the eye up. Finally, white walls and ceilings give a more open feeling to the room.
Here the focal point is the fireplace. Smaller pieces are placed at the opening to the room to allow flow. A workstation is tucked in a nook beyond the fireplace. The windows allow for spectacular natural light and extend the space visually.
This wide hallway takes on a gallery feel with the modern chairs, white walls, and art arrangement.
This room is the epitome of a cozy small space. I love that high shelf which keeps displayed items out of the way, and the way it is grounded by the rug.
This room is made for tucking in a small couch, hiding media in the cabinets and allowing passage to the terrace outside.
I love the proportions of this room, which are exaggerated by the tall shelves and ladder. All of that vertical space allows them to fit a few extra pieces into the limited floor space without seeming cramped.
This window nook takes maximum advantage of what could have been wasted space. The view is great too.
Again, what could be just some wasted hallway space is a perfect work nook.
This is a perfect little spot for intimate conversations.
This is the perfect size bedroom. There is room for a dresser and a slipper chair past the foot of the bed.