Styling ideas for small apartments

One of my interior design loves is seeing how designers style small spaces. I’m a sucker for the room sets at Ikea and have been ever since the early days of my marriage, when my husband and I would trawl IKEA for furniture we could afford in order to fill our first home together. We started out with just a bed and an armchair donated to us from my husband’s grandmother and so had a lot to get!

This small but perfectly formed apartment caught my eye whilst I was browsing through the Fresh Home website recently. There are some clever design tricks in the apartment that work well to maximise the small space.

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The neutral colour palette and use of natural materials (such as the dining chairs and flooring), ensure that the space reflects the maximum amount of light, resulting in a bright and airy feeling. Painting the walls and ceiling in the same colour is a good idea too, as this prevents the eye from stopping where the walls and ceiling meet.

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Adding colour to a small space via accessories and books is a good styling tip if you are on a tight budget. Choosing just one or two main accent colours will help to keep the look more cohesive.

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Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the way the bedroom are has been styled. It’s a bit too clinical for my tastes but I wanted to include it so that you can see the full apartment. Perhaps I’ll include some styling ideas for a small bedroom in my next post to show you how I would design it. What would you do? We can compare notes!

Images via Fresh Home