I live in a small apartment of 667 sqft, and I really understand the challenge of making a pocket-sized space comfortable, functional, and still stylish at the same time. Hence I always feel very excited when I found projects of small homes with mega style and character.
When it comes to decorating small spaces, there are many “theories” or “tips” shared by designers or design bloggers over the internet. Do you go for neutral, white colours to create an airy look; or do you go for dark moody paint colours to blur the boundaries of the space? Should you keep the space clean and minimal; or go all out with patterns and colours to create a small space with high visual impact?
Today, I’ll be sharing two of my favourite small homes in Singapore that were featured in Home & Decor magazine before. Both have different approach in design, but equally gorgeous.
The first apartment is a 560 sqft shoebox unit in Queenstown, Singapore, designed by Mike Tan from The Interarch Design. (By the way, Mike Tan is also the man behind the uber cool lifestyle and furniture store EGG3)
Entering the apartment, you are greeted by the abundance of natural lighting. In this apartment, all the walls are kept white, a few pieces of black furniture and accessories make the space more stylish and fashionable.
Use a day bed in the living room. There’s storage below it, and double-up as extra sleeping space when there’s guest visiting.
The monochromatic kitchen with a built-in counter that also serves as the dining table for the home owner.
Style should not be given up even if you are living in a small home. A couple of apothecary jars, some books and flowers, makes a pretty corner.
Two sides of the bedroom comes with bay window, which made the living space even smaller.
The designer has managed to turn them into part of the design though. One set of the bay windows was converted into seating area with cushion placed on the ledge. The other bay window ledge was covered in dark timber strip to create a more cohesive look, and also double-up as display area.
Small space living – every inch counts, and under bed storage is always a great idea.
A second bedroom was converted into a walk-in wardrobe, and it flows nicely to the en-suite bathroom and the master bedroom.
This is an example of small apartment that is simple, stylish and chic.
In the next post, I’ll be posting on the another apartment in Singapore that uses a different approach in decorating the small space.
Images via Home & Decor