As we’ve seen on several occasions on this site, a lack of square footage doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. This is something Scandinavians understand oh so well – You can see many tiny homes that feel bright and airy in the dedicated folder in my image gallery.
Every time I come across a stylish and cosy cocoon like this one-room apartment in Gothenburg, I am reminded that petite quarters are often more than enough. Here, we visit a 31 square meters / 334 square foot city flat that we can take inspiration from.
One thing that quickly caught my eye is the gallery wall – A beautiful mix of artwork, with the same wooden frame, and with a wall sconce. The place’s earthy tones also make it feel warm and welcoming. Lovely, right?
Small-space living requires to be mindful about the things you own, as there is literally no place for excess or clutter. A few key pieces, preferably multi-purpose furniture, are also a go. A pared-back and simple color palette also creates a sense of calm; a must to avoid your shoebox feeling like a squeeze. For a few additional tips on how to (virtually) maximize your home’s footprint, check out this article.
Need help giving your home a Scandinavian makeover? Check out the Nordic Design Studio for e-decor and interior consulting.
Photos: Janne Olander for Stadshem
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