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Maximising Style in Minimal Space: Interior Design for Small Apartments

Updated: Jun 28

Welcome to Our World of Interior Design - Limited Space Does Not Have To Mean Limited Style.

This blog post delves into the strategies and creative solutions for making the most of small apartment design, specifically targeting those of you looking for interior design tips in places like Auckland, where urban living often equates to compact living spaces.

Understanding The Challenges

Designing a small apartment comes with its own set of hurdles:

1. Limited Floor Space:

With fewer square meters to work with, every piece of furniture and decor item must serve a purpose.

Wall mounted shelves are a great option for freeing up floor space and also drawing the eye upward, creating the illusion of a taller room. High storage units and tall book shelves can offer ample space for storage without consuming too much floor area. Custom-built cabinets and shelves can be designed to fit perfectly into otherwise overlooked spaces, providing efficient storage solutions.

2. Storage Constraints:

Small apartments often lack sufficient storage, leading to potential clutter. Sofa beds and futons, can be designed to be stored away during the day or provide seating by day sleeping by night, making them ideal for studio apartments. Under bed storage utilize the space under the bed for storing off-season clothing or extra bedding. Expandable dining tables that can be expanded when needed but compact when not in use are perfect for small dining areas.

3. Light And Airiness:

Ensuring the space feels open and airy rather than cramped can be difficult..

Colour palettes are a very significant detail when working with small spaces. Light colours such as whites, creams, and pastels reflect more light, making the space feel larger. Strategically placing mirrors can visually double the size of the space by reflecting light and opening up the room.

4. Multi Functional Areas:

Many small apartments require spaces to serve multiple functions, such as a living room that doubles as a home office. Use rugs to define different areas within an open-plan space, such as a living area and a dining area. Arrange furniture to create distinct zones without using physical barriers, maintaining an open feel while organizing the space

"In urban settings like Auckland, where small apartments are common, these design principles are even more crucial. If you would like guidance when considering your apartment design, you are welcome to get in touch with the team at Colab Industry".


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We are one of Auckland's best interior designers for luxury home transformation, expert interior decorators specialising in high-end interior design for Auckland aesthetics. You are welcome to connect, explore and embark on a personalised design adventure.

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