Photographed by Julia Sterling; Designed by Christina Higham for Sonder.
Don't Go In Blind 
“When designing a small space every square inch counts,” says interior designer Christina Higham. “Before purchasing anything, make a floor plan. Note dimensions of all major pieces you'll be using in your home so that you can map them to make sure they fit and so you can create the most optimal floor plan. Check out West Elm's free and easy to use room planner.