Decorating a small apartment is not as hard as it sounds. Landscape architect Mario Nivera says: “People think you’re limited when a space is small, but I think the key is seeing everything as somewhat in flux, never standing still, always shifting, realigning. In a lot of ways, it’s like a garden”. In a way interior decorating is a lot like landscaping, art and architecture. There is a story behind every room, painting, garden and building.
A small apartment subdues itself to the same rules. In order to create a beautiful, functional space, you must first plan its story. There are a lot of things that need to be taken into consideration, such as style, functionality, circulation, lighting and furniture placement. They are all equally important.
In this article we’ll walk you through ten beautiful rooms. Find inspiration in their stories and write a unique one for your small apartment.
1. Elegance in white
The dominant, immaculate white works beautiful with the color and texture of the wood. The placement of the chairs and table is perfect for this room’s configuration.
2. An inspired merger of rooms
This minimalist room reunites a living room, a dining room and a bedroom. In the closet behind the couch, there is an cleverly integrated bed. If you’re looking to save space in your small apartment, a Murphy bed is a clever solution.
3. Open floor plan- great for a small apartment
An open floor plan can work wonders for your small apartment. Beside the aesthetic benefits, such as creating visual continuity and flow, it also benefits the cook. He/she can participate to the living room activities.
4. The importance of multi-purposed rooms in a small apartment
Create a room with multiple functions. There is no need to compromise if dealing with decorating a small apartment. Make sure you differentiate the distinctive areas in your room, either through color, texture or material. However, in the end, they should work as one.
5. Multi-purposed furniture for your comfort
Having multi-purposed furniture is a must in a small apartment. It will raise your comfort and save up valuable space.
6. Storage space for a clutter free apartment
Make sure you integrate enough storage space to avoid clutter. The open shelving in this industrial room are giving it a orderly chaos feel. It works wonders with this particular style.
7. Transitioning from a room to another
Create a tangible transition between one room and another, in your small apartment. Don’t disrupt visual contact between rooms. One room can benefit from the natural light that floods the other.
8. Room dividers for a small apartment
The best room dividers for a small apartment are the ones that maintain visual contact between spaces, yet create a sense of privacy.
9. Opt for soft colors
Dark colors can really make a place look and feel smaller. When choosing the color palette for your small apartment, consider working with light, soft colors. You can liven the place up by adding accents. If you opt for darker colors, make sure you have plenty of natural or artificial light.
Make sure you use patterns across the entire room. Create a focal point and continuity. You want the eye to travel and discover the entire room, not focus on a single element.
The most important thing when decorating is to think of the experience. Figure out how you want to experience the space and design after those guidelines.