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Living Large in a Small Apartment

Living Large in a Small Apartment
For today we would like to show you a beautiful small apartment (61 sqare meters) located in Sweden. You are looking at a crib that is perfect for socializing but also for meditation in solitude. With wide and spacious interiors, this home looks very warm and inviting. via Alvhem

“My Life in 80m²”, an Inspiring Small Crib Our constant search for indoor solutions regarding the interior design of small homes usually pays off big time. ‘My Life in 80m² is an ingenious residential living project meant to demonstrate that the size of a crib has little to do with the comfort and design quality it can provide. This idea comes from Italian company Poliform and its originality can be found in a series of unusual combinations of elements and colors. Light glows peacefully and the overall atmosphere is that of calm and serenity. This small place is highly efficient, as you can also observe in the three plans below.

Incredible: Gary Chang’s 24 Rooms in a 30 Sq Meters Apartment In one of the most populated cities in the world, where 30 square meter apartments are a way of living, one has to be creative. But we would say that this home crosses the creativity line and becomes a work of genius. Gary Chang, an architect from Hong Kong figured it was time to bring a little change to the design scene in China. His apartment was the first to suffer a major transformation. How many rooms can fit in a 30 sq meters apartment? One? This was possible due to an ingenious system of sliding walls which can be moved around in order to reveal more room and utilities.

Red Nest, an Incredible 23 Square Meter Apartment in Paris Space maximization is a growing trend lately in apartment design. Countries like China or Japan make enormous efforts to come up with ideas for small places due to the fact that their urban population is increasing at a rate never encountered before. Today’s apartment however is located in Paris and comes from designer Paul Coudamy. Entitled Red Nest, this original project houses a bedroom, a dressing area and a home office all “squeezed” into just 23 square meters. You probably wonder how this was possible. The uncommon crib houses ingenious solutions that counterweight the lack of space. 5 Tips for Decorating a Small Studio Apartment The biggest problem that not just interior designers but the whole of mankind faces today, is the tricky situation in regards to limited space. With the room around us shrinking so rapidly, small studio apartments challenge with their limited spaces. So how exactly are we going to fit so much into so little? Here are some tips that will help you figure out just that… Choose wisely and edit ruthlessly The most basic way of making a small studio apartment look real awesome is by making sure that it does not actually appear small and cluttered. Create a well-defined and sufficient storage space When you are picking and choosing as much as you do in case of a small studio apartment, it is important to have a sufficiently large storage space that is concealed and will hold all the stuff that you won’t throw away. Make specific areas and stick to a single flowing theme A small studio apartment feels right, when you have a single theme flowing throughout. Lighting and dividers

Incredible Space Maximization in a Small Studio Apartment You’ve seen a lot of ingenious ideas on how to decorate small studio apartments on Freshome. Here is another tiny apartment that manages to maximize space and create a cozy living environment as well. The East Village Studio Apartment comes from JPDA Architects, stretches over an area of 46 square meters (500 square feet) and was built as a little “nest” for the owners who also work here. It has all the utilities a common looking contemporary home has and dare we say a lot more. This original crib has storage space and shelves in the most unusual and unexpected places, reducing clutter and contributing to a clean and fresh interior design. The wood gives this home its warmth which is “intensified” by the friendly vegetation pots spread around the open studio.

Less is the New More: Making the Most of Small Spaces Good Design For Living in Small ApartmentsAs people migrate to smaller spaces, good design helps a lot. This is something they figured out in Europe long ago, that if you don't have a lot of horizontal room you can go vertical. Tumidei in Italy makes some of the nicest stuff, like this unit with lots of storage under the bed. This unit just raises the floor high enough for beds to slide under. This one looks a bit clinical, but has two single beds plus a pull-out double bed in between. When you read in the New York Times that professional couples with children are moving into small one-bedroom apartments in Manhattan and sleeping in closets, perhaps this stuff could be useful. None of this stuff is cheap, nor, as far as I can tell is it available in North America, but there are ideas here that demonstrate how people can share a space and still get a little privacy, a good place to work and a lot of storage in a very small envelope. Like this?

Decorating A Small Apartment : Not So Difficult After All This beautiful small apartment in the images below only has one room and an area of no more than 17 sq meters. What the interior designers did with this place is absolutely fabulous. This small studio is not only very practical, but also looks modern, inviting and original. The white walls and large window give the much needed feeling of space. Because the ceiling is located very high, a bedroom was improvised. There is plenty of available storage space and if you check out the pictures patiently, you will notice many ingenious lockers.

Another Way To Hide The Bed: Put It In A Box We often show ingenious ways of hiding the bed . French architects Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec offer a new one: turn it into a sculptural element, in this case a box hanging from the ceiling. Watch Video: World's Greenest Homes From the other side, it is a short step up from the existing mezzanine. Nice idea if you have the ceiling height. The architects write: The bedroom as a hut in the middle of the flat Suspended right in the center of the apartment, leaving untouched the floor and the circulations around, it divides the space, reversing the perception of the atmosphere in the apartment by making private what is usually not : the living room. Wherever you stand below or above, it truncates the perception of the occupiers bodies of whom one only sees the legs sitting, crossing or walking around in the place.

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