Top 10 tiniest apartments and their cleverly organized interiors

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 is no 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 decorate them.

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 one of our list. The entrance leads you directly in bed. However, the small space is exploited 100%. The apartment, resembling a closet rather than a home, is beautifully decorated with modern artwork and several minimalist decorations. The window is one of the best features and, in order to save space, it doubles as a desk. It seems like an extreme situation but it could be everything a busy person needs.

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 like this one. Nevertheless, this is what Luke Clark Tyler calls home. He used to live in a 96 sq ft space but decided to downsize, moving in here. The architect designed and built all the furniture. This way he was able to use every inch of the space and to make the most out of this apartment. The apartment 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.{found on Fair Companies and pics by Luke Clark Tyler}.

3. 90 sq ft Manhattan microstudio.

This place is a microstudio, meaning that it’s in fact a very small studio, as if a regular one wasn’t small enough. It measures 90 square feet and it’s located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It’s a very cozy space 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 cozy.{found on Faircompanies}.

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.{found on dailymail}.

5. 226 sq ft Swedish crib.

Even though this apartment measures only 226 square feet, it’s a surprisingly airy and inviting home. The interior decor is simple and very tasteful, a typical example of Swedish design. At the entrance there’s a small hallway. Then there’s 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. The décor is indeed very beautiful, bright and colorful.{found on Skeppsholmen}.

6. 258 sq ft apartment in Barcelona.

This tiny apartment has been transformed beyond recognition by its current owner. Located in Barcelona, the apartment has a boat-inspired interior design. The space has been cleverly used. 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 space. It might be small, but its owner found a new way of decorating it according to his style.{found on Christian Schallert and Fair Companies}.

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. The idea is very ingenious and the apartment is extremely flexible. This space-saving solution allowed its owner to call this place a Domestic Transformer. Moreover, the futuristic sliding wall mechanism ensures a modern décor that sits many different purposes.{found on NY Times}.

8. 446 sq ft apartment in the middle of Vaasa.

This apartment is small but it’s very bright, peaceful and refreshing. It has a very well planned interior and each inch is used in the best possible way. The living room seems spacious and it’s very bright. It’s 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 and the whole apartment is very airy and peaceful.{found on Alvhemmakler}.

9. 450 sq ft Manhattan apartment with a hidden bed.

The owner of this tiny apartment went to professionals for help when he had to remodel and decorate it. The designers opted for a very clever solution that allows the owner to have 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 takes care of the owner’s storage needs.{found on Gizmodo}.

10. 500 sq ft apartment with ingenious storage solutions.

Even though this apartment is considered small by most standards, it’s actually the biggest one from our list. It measures 500 square feet and the designers managed to maximize this space, turning it into a very cozy and yet airy home. The apartment was decorated in a way that would respond to its owners’ needs that also work from home. It’s 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.{found on JPDA Architects}.



Published by in Apartments, on June 22nd, 2012

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