Arranging your furniture is hard enough when all the furniture you own isn’t jammed into a single room. But here you are, in your itty bitty one room apartment, generously called a ‘studio’, and all that stuff has to go somewhere. In this article, we take a look at top 10 cleverly styled one-room apartments.
Small apartments are always problematic in terms of interior décor. There’s just not enough space for everything you want to include there and you have to find solutions for these problems. There may not be a perfect solution but some of them are really clever and simple. Let’s take a look at 10 of the smallest apartments we could find and see how their owners managed to cope with the lack of space.
1. 16 sq ft apartment in Hong Kong
When you think of a tiny apartment you imagine something small but not as small as this one. This apartment measures only 16 square feet and it’s the smallest on our list. The entrance leads you directly in bed. However, the small space is exploited 100%. The window is one of the best features and it doubles as a desk.
2. 78 sq ft apartment in Manhattan.
It would seem odd for an architect who spends most of his time designing spacious homes to live in a tiny apartment. Nevertheless, this is what Luke Clark Tyler calls home. He designed and built all the furniture The place has high ceilings and is decorated with a bed, a desk, a small refrigerator and a microwave. The bad news is that there’s no private bathroom
3. 90 sq ft Manhattan micro-studio.
This place is a microstudio located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It’s a very cozy home but, in order to save space, the bed sits on an elevated platform very close to the ceiling. The bathroom is very tiny and not very comfortable either. Nevertheless, the apartment is cleverly organized and it’s extremely lovely
4. 140 sq ft holiday studio apartment in South Kensington.
This compact apartment is located in South Kensington, London, in an exclusive neighborhood with luxurious homes. Even so, this one is very small and can only house two guests. It’s a compact form of luxury. The apartment is decorated with all sorts of high-tech gadgets that make you forget about the size for a moment. The bed is raised at 6 ft off the floor and accessible by a ladder. The interior design is minimalist and well organized. The apartment is very cozy and it’s regarded as the tiniest and most luxurious apartment in the capital.
5. 226 sq ft Swedish crib.
An apartment that’s surprisingly airy and inviting. The interior decor is simple and very tasteful, a typical example of Swedish design. There’s a small hallway, a bright room, the only one, decorated with a table for two, an expandable sofa and an extra bed. It has three large windows and a space designed for cooking. The wall-mounted units take care of the owners’ storage needs.
6. 258 sq ft apartment in Barcelona.
This apartment has a boat-inspired interior design. The bed is a pull-out and it’s hidden under the balcony, a quite unusual place. In order to save even more space, furniture pieces such as the table and the sofa first have to be assembled in order to be used. This ensures a very dynamic atmosphere. The apartment has a full kitchen and plenty of storage.
7. 344 sq ft apartment with an extremely flexible interior.
This apartment might measure only 344 square feet but its interior can be transformed into 24 different configurations. This is all possible thanks to the accordion-like wall units. This space-saving solution allowed its owner to call this place a Domestic Transformer.
8. 446 sq ft apartment in the middle of Vaasa.
A bright, peaceful and refreshing apartment with a very well planned interior. The living room is decorated with a long sofa on which guests can sit and watch TV or chat. In the corner of the room there’s a work area very practically organized. The large windows let in lots of natural light.
9. 450 sq ft Manhattan apartment with a hidden bed.
This tiny apartment has it all: a large bed to sleep on at night and lots of free space during the day. The solution consists in hiding the bed inside a closet. The wall unit opens up revealing the bed and, when not used, it is safely hidden inside and the décor is simple and airy. The huge wall unit also provides storage.
10. 500 sq ft apartment with ingenious storage solutions.
A contemporary apartment with storage hidden in the most unexpected places, like the stairs for example. This ensures an uncluttered and airy atmosphere. To make the apartment cozy, warm and inviting, a lot of wood was used in the renovation process. Believe it or not, this apartment is the most spacious of them all.