This view of the apartment is a perfect vantage point that showcases the true genius of the apartment. And because you can perfectly see those pocket doors. Positioned in just the right spot, they effortlessly divide the bedroom from the living room, adding the perfect touch of privacy without compromising design!
1. Light-Colored furniture and accessories
The white sofa, lacquered white wood pieces, and light-colored rugs help make the space feel bigger than it is but not boring. Don’t worry, light-colored furniture does not have to be boring! The differences between the tone and texture of each piece add dimension while still widening the room!
From the cabinets to the backsplash, every element of this kitchen is bathed in a bright white – appealing to a clean and minimalist aesthetic. But the chairs at the kitchen table add a traditional touch! The classic charm of the dining area blends perfectly with these modern fixture.
Let’s talk about those glass bathroom doors for a moment because they are absolute showstoppers! Never would have thought of putting modern glass doors in a small Spanish apartment. They effortlessly amplify the visual space of this hallway, creating a sense of expansiveness that defies the actual square footage. It’s like a genius optical illusion that tricks the eye into perceiving a wider and more open environment. Obsessed!
2. Clear things
Go clear. If in a small space, strategically pick a few furniture items to go clear. Lucite or glass pieces mean an unobstructed view of a small space. See the coffee table in this living room (above) but there are a million Lucite or glass pieces like chairs, dining tables, side tables and more in the marketplace today. Think side-tables, light fixtures, or even chairs!
3. Sheer window coverings and large windows
The more light you let into your small space the better…bring the outdoors in by using shades that let a bit of natural light shine through. See the sheer treatments (above). The cream color creates a dreamlike space!
I love the rattan storage bin tucked away in a nook underneath the nightstand! This is such a great solution for maximizing storage in a small Spanish apartment without sacrificing style. These little nooks are a great spot for stashing away the essentials – plus they keep the small space neat and tidy!
4. Use interior sliding, pocket, or barn doors
Don’t let a regular door take up space, especially when you can trade out a regular door for a sliding door. This means they’ll be less square footage taken up for the door to open and close. This way, there will be more footage for furniture and open spaces, plus you can get that vintage feel.
his bedroom showcases such an amazing example of an accent wall. Through the light gold tones and funky pattern, the room still stretches! Also, those floating nightstands are genius! They effortlessly float beside the bed, acting as functional and stylish companions without cluttering the room.
5. White walls with a feature wall here or there
Not groundbreaking but true! Light walls make a small space feel larger, so paint all walls white. I’m not talking about off white or beige, but instead bright white -it’s refreshing and inviting! Then take one small wall in a bedroom (as seen below) or living space and use wallpaper or paint to add a burst of color or texture to a room.
In this small apartment, an open living plan was used for the kitchen, dining, and living area. Normally, I’m not a fan of an open living room but this one definitely works.
What do you think of this small apartment? Could you live in the space? What tricks do you have for making a small room in your house just feel a tiny bit bigger? Do share! I love reading your comments.
P.S. Please go to COCOCOZY Twitter to see some new colorways I am adding to the COCOCOZY textiles collection for the New York Gift Fair in about two weeks. Am also adding cotton pillows!!!