decorating in small spaces
A table of treasures in Juliette's home. As featured in Elle Decoration Style & Design issue on shelf now. Photograh: Micky Hoyle

We gathered some sage advice from interior decorator Juliette Arrighi de Casanova of Juj Living on being bold with the decor in small spaces.

The micro 47 square metre lock-up-and-go home of Juliette features in our Style & Design issue on-shelf now. No stranger to style and design herself, Arrighi de Casanova comes with years of experience both as a decor editor in the magazine industry and interior decorator of private and commercial spaces.

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Juliette adds one of her own artworks to the collection in the living room. Photographs Micky Hoyle and portrait Adel Ferreira.

Juliette’s Decor Tips for small spaces:

Cut the *
If something doesn’t have a function, there’s no need for it.

Keep it classy
There are strict degrees of what’s considered sophisticated versus plain vulgar.

More is more
One needn’t follow the less-is-more approach to be the key to handling a small space.

Bigger is better
Don’t have to be afraid of using larger pieces of furniture in a small space. If anything, I think bigger is better. I didn’t hold back with the scale of things.

Sense of Self
I love it when you walk into a space and can immediately identify it with the person who lives there.

Fill the blanks
I don’t like empty spaces, and certainly not empty wall space. I like to fill things up, whether it’s a plant in the corner or a mirror and a piece of art on the wall.’

Mix & match
I like to mix and match patterns and shapes and to create different lines, thereby keeping the eye interested.

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The bedroom walls painted in Plascon’s Tribeca hue, with splashes of blue and animal print. Photographs Micky Hoyle

Shop the look of Juliette’s home here or read Home Organisation is Pinterest’s Seasonal Decor Trend next.