If you're property hunting in London but have passed on a number of studios flats as they look too small in size, it might be time to rethink your search.

Small can definitely be beautiful as these examples show. While many people may prefer to sidestep the fact they live in a property that could be described, at best, as 'bijou', others are openly celebrating smaller proportions by posting their space planning and interior design efforts on social media.

Take a look at these examples to see how a small space can be transformed into a stunning home, with emphasis on cleverly dividing living and sleeping space, using colour and accessories to add interest, and adding textures to give a sense of luxury.

So next time you search on a property website, or receive details of a studio apartment or small flat, gather inspiration online, keep an open mind and book a viewing. They do say the best things come in small packages......