1. Use foldable/hidden furniture
We love the hidden vanity table in the living room – ideas like these are perfect when space is an issue. Foldable furniture also help with organisation. The homeowner also kept the theme pretty much simple to avoid overcrowding the small space.
Design: Design Chapterz, Source: Qanvast
2. Opt for a neutral palette
This small apartment goes big on style by using a neutral colour scheme and sleek finishing. Glass panels add on the illusion of space.
Read also: How To Choose The Right White For Your Walls
Design: Spaces Living Concept, Source: Qanvast
3. Make it unique
Dark colours may be the last choice for small apartments but when paired with eclectic finishing and pops of colour, it adds a huge personality that makes your space stand out.
Design: Fatema Design Studio, Source: Qanvast
4. Cosy up
This apartment feels incredibly cosy with its good mix of industrial details yet warm finishes. Grey, white and wood is an excellent colour combo that completely transforms any space to make it look chic and modern.
Read also: 9 Budget-Friendly Ways To Update Your Kitchen
Design: Prozfile Design, Source: Qanvast
5. Put a spotlight on
With an apartment so big on style, you even forget that it is tiny to begin with! This apartment may feel dark and masculine but the dark colours don’t make the space feel smaller because of its cool finishing, clever use of lights and cage-like dividers that don’t further enclose areas.
Design: Neu Konceptz, Source: Qanvast
6. Consider smart storage solutions
The neutral tones in this apartment evoke a cosy feel while smart storage spaces create functionality for the homeowner. A light floor and ceiling “open” up the space even more.
Read also: 6 Clever Space-Saving Storage Solutions
Design: Project File, Source: Qanvast
7. Mirror, mirror on the wall
Floor-to-ceiling mirrors in this industrial vintage-style bedroom definitely makes the space seem a lot larger.
Design: Asolidplan, Source: Qanvast
8. "Open up" the walls
Again, when your apartment is small, think of huge windows that make it look airy and spacious. Art pieces on the wall create a nice impression that catches your attention immediately.
Read also: 5 Ways To Decorate A Boring Wall In Your Home
Design: Hall Interiors, Source: Qanvast
9. Move furniture away from the wall
Like in #7, this homeowner used a mirror to enlarge the room’s space. Centralising the dining table is also a smart way to give the illusion of more space, while the textured finishes of the floor and cabinets add a rustic and industrial flair to the kitchen.
Read also: 10 Beautiful And Functional Ideas For Tiny HDB Kitchens
Design: Rezt & Relax Interior, Source: Qanvast
10. Inbuilt bedside lights
A white-meets-wood theme works particularly well in small homes! Inbuilt bedside lamps save space and are super functional too, while cleverly disguised cupboards add a unique designer’s touch.
For more home ideas, read 8 Modern HDB Maisonettes You’ll Want To Live In, How To Create A Cosy Scandinavian-Style HDB Flat and 7 Design Tips For Small HDB Flats.
Text: Qanvast / Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew
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Design: Project Guru, Source: Qanvast