Friday, 30 March 2012

small-space decorating - a girl's apartment

Prior to moving in to our current apartment, I scoured the internet looking for inspiration on how to decorate small apartments. Our apartment is less than 1000 square feet, but so far, we feel right at home and it doesn't feel small at all!

I found these photos of a home on Micasa, a Spanish website. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that the home belongs to a woman by looking at these photos.

The apartment is less than 100 metre square, which is 1076 square feet (still bigger than our apartment!).


There's no doubt that white does make a small room feel and look bigger. Using lucite for the coffee table adds in extra surface without looking like its taking up space.


With a white backdrop, colours come in with the accessories - decorative pillows, patterned throws, silver lanterns, and the gold legs of those stools are absolutely cute.  Dark hardwood floors make a great contrast with white.

A simple and clean white kitchen sans handles for a small compact kitchen. Notice they added in some colour and pattern on that small part of the wall next to the window with bright floral wallpaper.


For the closet, white drawers again without handles. For visual interest, the walls are decorated with again, floral patterned wallpaper. I always think wallpaper would look nicer in smaller rooms, such as this.

And they used wallpaper in the bathroom, too. Reflective surface for the vanity helps to make the room look bigger.


I'm not a huge fan of the bedroom, but it's simple and pretty. They've kept the walls free of picture frames to keep the bed as the main visual interest of the room with all its decorative pillows and textured quilt. Also, since the room is small, it doesn't need too much accessories.

I also like the fact that they made the window look bigger by adding an extra panel of curtain to the right side of the window. The sheer curtains make a lovely backdrop to the bed.

I've always enjoyed looking at apartments decorated for women. They're usually fun and pretty - once you're married, decorating the home would need to be gender-neutral. Hope you enjoyed these photos!

Have a fabulous Friday!

2 comments:

  1. Aunty,I kinda like the living room. Yes, I plan to have all-white furnitures for my living room.
    I like the coffee table, because I like pretty things with storage. My concern is the sharp edges. I can't imagine having a toddler in the same room with sharp edges glass materials.

    Have you written anything on child-proof apartment?

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  2. Not yet, but i do plan to soon!

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