Living in the city center can be very exciting and finding the ideal apartment adds to the adventure. However, in many cases, in exchange for living in the city center one has to accept a smaller living space. Optimizing a small living space by decorating for style and functionality can be tricky, but the decorators of this apartment by The Goort, pulls it off flawlessly.
Straight lines, muted colors, with a combination of smart planning and complementing textures and materials, make the space look larger and uncluttered. Luckily, they have high-ceilings, which help them to “elevate” the space. An upstairs quarter is always a plus when space is tight. There’s even a small veranda at the top of the stairs giving the small space a grand atmosphere that really works!
The choice of furniture can help to expand the look of an apartment in various ways. Either go very bright or neutral with bright accents, which is the case with this lovely small living space. The neutral gray two-seater sofa with deeply rich shades of accent pillows fashions the whole theme for the entire space. Darker grey hued accent chairs, brick walls, light colored wood floor, ceiling, and sliding doors, all continue the modernistic natural theme in the apartment.
The white ceiling maintains the height of the room, thereby elongating the space vertically and creating the feeling that the stairs have always been there. That’s the key to working with small spaces such as this; nothing seems awkward or out of place. The space has been manipulated beautifully
Large paned windows allow natural light to peak through, giving the area a bright ambiance even though the overall color theme of the space is subdued. Though professional interior decorators assert that small spaces should have bright walls, the color and design of this dwelling prove otherwise.
By carefully scrutinizing the living space of this apartment you will find that everything is there but cleverly camouflaged. For example, the kitchen is prudently hidden behind the sliding doors in the living room area. A wide flat screen TV is concealed within a bookcase with sliding doors, and the entrance and exit way for the flat is private but easily accessible. The stairs lead to a walk-in closet, the bedroom, and bathroom area. It’s beautifully designed using every rule in the book that makes a small space large, functional, and comfortable.
The distinctive layout and design of this small space makes it clear that though an apartment may be short on space, it can still exude plenty of style. From taking advantage of high ceilings to utilizing multi-purpose furniture, a small space can be grand and this flat proves it!