Floating shelves are perfect for a tiny apartment; they add storage without a lot of bulk. Houzz demonstrates eight different ways to use them that are slightly outside the norm. I particularly love the offset shelves above for a bit of visual interest, and the around-the-corner shelves really pack a lot of storage into a limited space.
House Beautiful has a solid list of helpful tips for maximizing your space. There's stuff we already know, like seeking out multiple-use furniture and creating "zones" within a studio, but I learned something new: paint your furniture the same color as your walls to help them blend in and disappear. Not a bad idea! (Just make sure you don't camouflage them TOO well -- you don't want to miss it and break a toe on your invisible dining table!)
Erin at Elements of Style loves Peter Dunham‘s Los Angeles apartment in the new House Beautiful, and it's easy to see why! Peter went from a 3,500 square foot house to this 550 square foot apartment, but every inch is packed with purpose and style. For example, books are spread throughout the living room on tables, the ottoman, and a high shelf instead of a space-gobbling bookcase, and his tiny bedroom is absolutely vibrant with blue fabric-covered walls.