There’s no need to dread an apartment that leans towards the ‘bijoux’ end of the scale when there are so many decorating options available to make the best out of it. Little spaces with big personalities are frequently featured in lifestyle columns as aspirational – so get designing.
This utility room is made beautiful by careful organisation of the useful things within it. The cupboards, drawers, boxes and baskets are coordinated in shades of cream to set off the pretty eggshell blue walls. The lesson here to keep small spaces neat and tidy.
Remember to have fun
Hello, who’s that? If seeing a zebra staring at you when you come into your bathroom for your morning shower doesn’t cheer you up, then nothing will! OK, quirky animal prints aren’t to everyone’s taste but it’s a fantastic way to make a statement in a limited amount of space.
Dark colours can work great in small spaces
It’s common knowledge that small spaces should always be painted as pale as possible right? However style blogs now note that rich, dark colours can create a sense of space and place as well as white walls, if not sometimes better. Choose blacks, blackened browns ad charcoals to bring the tranquillity of night. Then accent the rest of the room with pale and brightly coloured objects.
Mini apartments can be gems and there’s now a whole culture of decorating magazines and blogs celebrating the art of living in a small space. If you’re creative and inventive, you can transform practically any space into a great place to show off your tastes and interests. You don’t have to compromise on form or function!