How To Decorate A Small Apartment: 10 Secrets

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SMALL SPACE DECORATING IDEAS: A DREAMY SWEDISH APARTMENT IN STOCKHOLM

A Scandinavian inspired living room with grey walls and big windows. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate a small apartment.

We have been living in our tiny home for over 10 years, therefore we know a thing or two about how to decorate a small apartment!

It’s so easy to clutter your space with unnecessary items, but when you have only 40 square meters (430 square feet) like in this flat in Stockholm to live in, you really need to be careful about what you buy.

But what if I told you it was possible to live in a wonderful small space without compromising on life quality?

This dreamy Swedish apartment has the perfect balance between design and functionality.

And in this post, I will show you exactly what tricks they have used to do just that.

How To Decorate Small Spaces

A Scandinavian inspired open space living room with grey walls, wood floors and big windows. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate a small apartment.

Avoiding curtains or using light shades really helps to maximize lighting, making the room feel bigger.

A Scandinavian inspired open space living room with grey walls, wood floors and big windows. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate a small apartment.

Choosing larger rugs really helps to make a room feel bigger. Unlike smaller rugs, this large size rug doesn’t visually break up the floor. Large rugs also help to make the space feel warmer and cozy.

Stackable stools for guest in a Scandi inspired living room. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate a small apartment.

Choosing stackable stools that you can just leave in the corner of the room, give you plenty of seating options for when you have friends around.

A Scandinavian inspired open space grey kitchen in a tiny apartment. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate a small apartment.

Go vertical: use your walls for storage as much as you can. Go for high wall cabinets for your kitchen and utilize extra tall units as much as you can.

A Scandinavian inspired open space living room with grey walls and grey kitchen, wood floors and big windows. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate small apartments.

A Scandinavian inspired open space living room with grey walls and grey kitchen, wood floors and big windows. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate small apartments.

Choose lighting that can be attached to the walls (like with this beautiful wall-mounted lamp) or hung from the ceiling to save room on floor space.

Turn window sills into usable space. Here they have been used throughout the apartment to hold table lamps, without the need for extra furniture on the floor.

A Scandinavian inspired open space apartment with grey walls. This mirror in the hallway gives more light to the space. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate small apartments.

Mirrors create the illusion of more room and they are great in small hallway to give you the sensation of more light.

A Scandinavian inspired bedroom with grey walls and blue curtains. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate small apartments.

A little trick to make your room feel as big as possible is to hang your curtains as high as you can. This will make the room feel taller, giving you the sensation of a bigger room.

Smart furniture always helps with decorating small spaces. Make sure you have plenty of under bed storage. Don’t leave all the space below your bed unutilized!

A Scandinavian inspired bedroom with grey walls and blue curtains. This dreamy Swedish apartment has the right balance between functionality and style. By looking at this, you will find out all the tips you need to find out how to decorate small apartments.

All the photos in this article are courtesy of Fantastic Frank

Having a consistent color palette will really help a small apartment feel bigger. Try to keep things light, and if you like bold colors, use them in furniture.

This is a perfect small living space, don’t you think?

Interior design is one of my biggest passion. I really think living in a place you love, helps your happiness. But for me, having a beautifully designed home doesn’t mean spending a lot of money on it. I will never suggest you to over-spend on a furniture item. You can still achieve beautiful design on a small budget.

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7 Comments

  1. I was really impressed with how effective hanging high curtains is when making a small apartment feel bigger. This simple trick could prove useful as I look for a new place to stay in the city I just moved into, as I am not one to like small spaces. Once I find an apartment that I can rent out, I’ll definitely try this trick and many more from your article.

  2. My favorite part of this article is that you stated that a consistent color palette will help a small apartment look bigger. One of my brothers recently moved to the city, and he is looking for ideas to decore his small apartment. With that set, I will help him look for furniture that will look combine with consistent colors.

  3. emmapeck007 says:

    thanks very much πŸ™‚

  4. emmapeck007 says:

    hi Sara

    thanks very much for your website πŸ™‚

    i started with your “How to Make Money Blogging With No Experience”, and eagerly kept going down the rabbit hole of following links to more of the same, and then i found myself back here πŸ™‚

    if you have a moment, a few questions came up:

    – for this post in particular, you mention that the apartment isn’t yours… do you know the owner, and they gave you permission to take photos, or did you get the photos (or permission to use them) another way?

    – in your post “8 Terrific Tips That Will Help You To Find Cheap Flights Every Time” you mention putting the best information you read over the years into your article… how different, wording wise, does content have to be, so that there are no plagiarism issues?

    – regarding your post “10 Incredible Things To Do When Visiting Cinque Terre”… if someone (like myself) hasn’t got the resources (yet) to go to cool places like that, do you think it’s acceptable for someone to put together a list like yours through researching what others like to do (kind of like your Cheap Flights post?

    thanks for your time, and for the great info you provide… i’ve already used some of it to enroll in Scriv’s 12 Day Blogging Bootcamp… i am very grateful

    Emma

    ps if you think answers to these questions will come up in the bootcamp, then please disregard them, as i appreciate how valuable your time is πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Emma,
      Thanks so much for your comment πŸ™‚ To reply to your questions:

      – any picture you see on the website is either:
      + mine (well, Dan took it)
      + I asked permission to use it to the owner of the photo
      + It’s free to use without license
      + I paid for it using websites like Adobe Stock
      I never ever use a picture that I don’t have permission for. I know some bloggers think it’s ok to just link back to the original post, but I much rather spend time getting the right permission, even if it takes a lot more time than using images without permission.

      – I always rewrite everything in my own words, I never cut and paste everything. So I would say your post needs to be pretty different. You might still be listing resources others have listed before, but I always use my own experience and wording in every article. It’s about researching and creating your own content.

      – I totally think it’s acceptable to put together list posts without having been to all the places. For example in my article “12 OF THE WORLD’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS THAT EVERY COUPLE IN LOVE SHOULD VISIT”, I have only visited some of the places, the rest are all places I would love to visit.

      I hope this helps and good luck! πŸ™‚