Light & Bright 1 Bedroom Apartment

By on 04-04-2013 in Inspired By, Interior Design, Small Apartment Ideas

I thought I would take a look at another small apartment today – this one is 53 square metres, and I thought it was a good one to look at it, as the floor plan reflects many one bedroom apartments here in Australia.  Plus the last small apartment post was a bit of a bachelor pad, this is a more feminine space, that despite its compact size is light, bright, airy & spacious.


Thought I would start with the floor plan first.  It looks familiar, especially the open plan kitchen, dining and living.  The bedroom is very compact, and the bathroom incorporates a laundry also.


As you enter, the hallway/entry space is welcoming.  The furniture selections look fantastic, but are also clever choices.  The wall mounted shoe cabinet is slimline and neat, the coat rack and umbrella rack hold the essentials (especially for a European country!).  The black, white and orange are contemporary and fun.


Skipping past the bathroom and bedroom, as you walk through the hallway and pop out in the main living area you are greeted with this beautiful light and welcoming space.  Everything is white, celiling, walls, fireplace, windows, kitchen and main furniture selection, giving the impression of lots of space and also leaving this room very light and bright.  The timber floors serve to warm the space up and prevent it from becoming clinical.


The tulip dining table is a great choice, its seats up to 4 people, but the smallish dimension of it keeps it compact.  If you had guests around for dinner, you could pull it out from the wall.  The kitchen is very straightforward, and tidy!  In small spaces, being tidy and clutter free will help the spaces feel larger.


A white armless sofa in the living room looks comfortable and the fact that there are no arms makes the sofa appear smaller and doesn’t close off the space.  However, for practicality and comfort reasons, I would always recommend an arm, its more comfortable when you’re sitting, and gives you somewhere to put your head when you’re lying down.  blog-white-timber-living-room

The TV unit is large and offers great storage, always necessary in small apartments.   I love how the old fireplace has been retained and painted white, it creates a beautiful feature, yet it doesn’t impose on the space.  The three candles in it are a nice reference to its original function. The clear Kartell ghost chair sits nicely in the corner, with the way the light shines in you can hardly see it, its light touch suits this space.  Splashes of bold colour in the vases and flowers, cushions and artworks brighten everything up and inject a sense of fun, preventing it from falling into blandness.


Looking from the hallway into the bedroom, we can see how compact the space is.  The wardrobe consumes a big chunk of space in the corner, but is essential for storage.  Again in the bedroom we see white on white with black accents.



Despite the small size of the room, the armchair by the door adds a sense of luxury and space.


And finally a snapshot of the bathroom/laundry space, as with the rest of the apartment, neat & tidy in white!

Source: Delikatissen


We have used the magic of photoshop to throw together some ideas on how to get the look at home using Beyond pieces and a couple of BoConcept accessories.


The black windows in this room are a little distracting, but the combination of furniture would work well in a similar open plan layout.

Sofa: Olvia Pure White leather sofa (available in a choice of sizes/configurations)

Coffee Table: Cintura round white

Dining Table: Midollo white glass (now discontinued)

Dining Chair: Oltre dining chair white

Accessories & Decor:

Lamp: Mega Floor Lamp, white

Print (left): Lithography

Print (right): Vision Test

Cushions: mixed from BoConcept


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