1. Home
  2. Design Ideas

Decorating Ideas for Small Apartments [17 Inspirational Pictures]

While living in a small apartment can mean that space is limited, decorating options are limitless. By finding creative ways to add storage space and giving each area of the apartment a distinct feel, even the smallest living spaces can be transformed into a warm, inviting environment.

Today there are many furniture pieces that also contain storage compartments, such as chairs, ottomans, benches, and beds that have drawers underneath. These furniture items can be extremely useful in solving critical storage issues while serving a very functional purpose, such as providing an area for sitting or sleeping.

fancy small apartment design

open space kitchen with dining table in small apartment design

Using decorative containers like wicker baskets, trunks, and more visually appealing boxes to store items can also add a creative touch while minimizing clutter.

Dividing a studio apartment into sections can also create the illusion of having a larger apartment. Room dividers can be used to create add privacy, and they also instantly add another wall against which furniture can be placed.

small apartment - contemporary bedroom design

warm feel studio apartment - contemporary bedroom with sliding door

space delimiting TV furniture in very small apartment designImages above by Vgzarquitectura y diseño / Photography by Jaime Navarro

In apartments that may be too small to use room dividers, simply grouping furniture together according to its purpose (putting a bed and dresser in one area and a loveseat and cocktail table at the opposite end of the apartment) is much more effective in creating definitive living spaces within a studio room as opposed to placing furniture in a more random arrangement. In addition, strategically placing decorative mirrors on walls and avoiding the use of blinds and dark window dressings allows light to enter the space and to be reflected, which will make the interior appear larger.

Decorating a small apartment can be challenging at first due to space constraints. However, by choosing the right furniture and storage items, arranging the layout to best maximize space, and allowing as much light to enter and brighten up the space as possible, even the smallest apartment can feel larger and more welcoming.

white modern bedroom in los angeles small apartmentby Incorporated / Eric Straudmeier

small apartment with open shelving unit to divide spaceby Luxe Studio

Small Apartment For Young Coupleby Ethan C

contemporary-small-apartment-with-kitchen-divider-wall-600x455by John Lum Architecture

bold colorful small apartment kitchendesigner Molly Luetkemeyer / by California Home+Design

industrial inspired small apartment design

small apartment with white kitchen and blue cabinets furnitureIndustrial looking Bratislava apartment by Gut Gut (above 2 images)

chic contemporary small new york apartmentDesign Team: John Beckmann, with Richard Rosenbloom / Photography: Mikiko Kikuyama

French-Flair-Interior-Design-for-small-apartment-600x429by Michelle

small apartment kitchen redesignby Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design

chic small loft with contemporary kitchen and living roomby Studio Santalla

San Francisco Small Urban Studio Designby Susan Diana Harris Interior Design

small studio apartment design in chicagoby Nicholas Moriarty Interiors

You might also like