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You Have to See This Tiny (and Beautiful!) 150 Square Foot NYC Apartment

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 10:01 AM, February 24, 2017

Aired February 24, 2017

Think you could live in just 150 square feet?! Meet a New Yorker who does just that– and rocks his space by maximizing storage space, balancing colors and showcasing unexpected art!

Watch the video above for a tour of Anthony Triolo’s tiny—but remarkably functional apartment.

Here are the smart ways he makes the most of every inch that you’ll definitely want to copy no matter how big your home is.

MEASURE EVERY SPARE NOOK + CRANNY

When he realized he had an extra foot of space at the foot of his bed, he found 12-inch bins he could place there for storage.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas for Small Spaces

CONSIDER CUSTOM PIECES

Hunt for pieces that work, but build your own if necessary: Anthony built custom shelves because traditional shelves stuck too far out into the room.

Creative Ideas for Entertaining in a Small Space (Think DIY Doughnut Wall)

ADD A POP OF COLOR

Dark colors can work in a small space, but a pop of color can create balance. In Anthony’s case, he used a bright green blanket to add texture to a room full of darker, neutral colors.

ANYTHING CAN BE ART

Anthony created affordable art by framing an old New York City subway map.

4 Easy Steps to Decluttering a Small Space

USE STICK-ON FLOORING & LIGHTING

Did you know installing a new floor can be as easy as applying some stickers?? Who knew?! Anthony shows Rach and organizational pro Peter Walsh how to cut and install linoleum stick-on flooring, plus shows off battery-operated lights that you can attach anywhere, in the video below.

Peter is the best of the best when it comes to getting organized, but Anthony’s space totally blew him away! “This is rockstar stuff,” he says.