1. Try swingarm lamps to free up space on side tables.
Tour the Brooklyn studio apartment by designer Nick Olsen
2. Think double duty: When entertaining, this desk is used as a dining table.
3. Add storage when you can. Ikea's Brimnes bed has drawers underneath.
4. Don't overlook extra spaces. Clustering photos on one wall makes even a "hallway feel like a 'place' and not a thoroughfare" says Ellen O' Neill.
Tour Ellen O'Neill's studio apartment.
5. A bifold door takes up half the space of a standard door when it's open.
6. Pick versatile pieces. X-benches have an open base so they don't close off the space, they can be moved around easily.
Photos: 1, BJORN WALLANDER; 2, THOMAS LOOF; 3, TARA STRIANO; 4, THOMAS LOOF; 5. NGOC MINH NGO; 6. KELLY STUART