Decorating a small house or apartment is a task that requires maintenance, but there is also an advantage: the lower cost compared to a large room that requires more furniture and decorative objects. Today we are on the decoration of small houses speak
Due to the lack of space, ideas should be very clear at the beginning of the project. Prioritize all the functions of a home in a harmonious way so that comfort is present in all environments. In small furnished houses, it is ideal that the surroundings are in your field of vision: the kitchen, living room, and even the bedroom, which can count on a few appliances for privacy, as you will see below.
The difficulty of decorating small houses must be solved with small decoration tricks, such as: Integration, which is a property that cannot be missing in the room. You have to work with furniture and elements that allow this division. In this way it is possible to save the space of the walls with more open environments with drywall, a piece of furniture, a wooden partition or a curtain.
Another important point is to always keep the house organized! There’s no point having a nice project if you don’t keep the house clean. The functionality in the environment is due to the organization and discipline of the residents in order to maintain the functions of the project, for example in an apartment where the furniture is flexible and built in. The ideal is to keep all the objects that occupy the circulation space in place without adding many objects to the decoration and adapting the corner according to the routine and lifestyle of the residents.
Complete planning of furniture in a small setting can have surprising results, be it for a boy, a girl or a couple.
62 small living ideas
We have sent some photos of the decoration of small houses and made them beautiful to suit all tastes and styles. Get inspired and apply ideas in your home or project:
Picture 1 – In a loft style house, enjoy the air spaces.
The airspace is a great place to enjoy when the house is small, shelter for items of little use such as bedspreads, weather clothes, childhood objects, suitcases, old magazines and so on. Often this place in the house is forgotten because it is traditional to always have our things at hand. But remember to consider the best place to put these tall cabinets, they must also be easily accessible.
Picture 2 – Small house decoration with minimalist style and monochrome decoration.
Picture 3 – In the decoration of the small houses: glass partitions allow the entrance of natural light.
Since it is translucent, the glass provides all the room lighting. If you want more privacy, consider putting a fabric curtain over the panes of glass so you can open and close it when you see it necessary. It also serves to block the smell from the kitchen to the bedroom, so just the curtain in the design may not always suffice.
Picture 4 – In the decoration of small houses: baby rooms and double in small studio apartment type.
Many couples worry about buying a 1 bedroom apartment or studio in relation to their baby. The idea here is to integrate the two rooms into the same environment. The colors, the details and the personalized wall show the happy atmosphere of the couple and refer to the childlike mood a child needs.
Picture 5 – Working with uneven floors.
Where there is a gap, there is a separation of the environment. This applies to any type of home! They help divide the environment without the need for a vertical plane that takes up space, usually through the thickness of the masonry or slab.
Image 6 – How to turn a studio into a loft.
Make a room hung with the seaman’s ladder. They give the effect of a loft in any apartment with a right foot taller than 4.00 m.
Photo 7 – Low table tops bring great solutions.
The low bench enables and integrates without blocking the appearance of the surroundings. In the case mentioned above, the space integrated into the kitchen enabled this interaction in a harmonious way, as the sofa leaned against the bench, which also serves as a dining table.
Figure 8 – Small feminine style house decoration.
Figure 9 – Create a mezzanine floor for additional environment.
Another cool idea is to add a hanging environment to make room for a private closet. This is for those who have always dreamed of having a little clothing corner that calls their own!
Picture 10 – Seriousness and elegance in a small space.
Image 11 – In the decoration of small houses: invisible furniture is a practical and modern solution for small houses.
This large white plane allows you to create doors and furniture that extend into the void of the living room / bedroom. At the first door we can observe the bathroom, soon after the table that lowers when necessary, and finally a door that gives access to a small laundry.
Image 12 – The hanging bed above the kitchen solves the problem of lack of space.
Figure 13 – Sliding doors allow optimal privacy.
Image 14 – In the decoration of small houses: the bed with drawers optimizes the space even more.
The bed slightly raised from the floor lets you insert a few drawers that run underneath. They can be used to store the rest of the clothes that the closet didn’t allow.
Image 15 – The idea was to make a large wooden panel with a hidden space.
The stairs that lead to the bedroom can be pulled if necessary. If you lean against the wall, you gain more space for the living room.
Figure 16 – In the decoration of small houses: avoid walls in the distribution of environments
Picture 17 – Plan the environment according to the preferences of the resident.
Picture 18 – In the decoration of small houses: the curtain is a simple object that can hide the bed.
Picture 19 – Each step can be a drawer.
Image 20 – Personality should also be part of the decoration of small houses.
Figure 21 – The closet / bookcase can divide the surroundings of a small house.
This is a solution for those who do not know where to put the closet in a small house. The furniture itself can be the room divider, with access to both sides. In this project, the cabinet also has a side shelf for decorative objects in the house.
Image 22 – The panel has been finished with a single material and the surface is a way to make the decoration of a small house look cleaner.
This is how you can create the invisible doors on the panel. This is a good thing for small homes because it guarantees the same language throughout the home.
Figure 23 – How to Enjoy Lighting in Small Spaces.
Since the room needs natural light to leave the airy atmosphere, a pane of glass should be used that creates privacy and also solves the problem of lighting in the room.
Figure 24 – Create a single workbench.
Creating a single workbench saves a lot of space in the house so there is no disruption to the design and layout of the furniture. Note that the ends should be similar for the effect, if separated the result will look different.
Image 25 – In the decoration of small houses: use the difference in your favor!
Creating a single workbench saves a lot of space in the house so there is no disruption to the design and layout of the furniture. Note that the surfaces should be similar to achieve the desired continuity effect.
Picture 26 – Small apartment with cheerful decoration.
Photo 27 – Use the same floor throughout the house.
Rotating the different environments of the apartment with the same material on the floor and walls gives the impression of a larger space as there is no room delimitation. Try doing this in the social areas and in the bedroom, the bathroom and kitchen can get a different type of floor.
Image 28 – The shelf gave personality and serves as a kitchen worktop.
A small apartment requires personality and different ideas on how to get out of the obvious and develop solutions that complement and personalize your space. The bench made with niches separated the two environments and still adorned with the owner’s decorative items. With this set of volumes and differentiated finishes, it still forms a bold design. The cool thing was to support the hob in one of these niches to create the integration of the living room and kitchen.
Image 29 – In the decoration of small houses: the simple in the right measure!
Figure 30 – Support the bike on the wall to save space.
In this case, the bike will become a decorative object in your small apartment.
Figure 31 – Choose versatile furniture in functionality.
This is one of the most important tricks for anyone building a small house. Sometimes you can’t have everything like in a bigger house, for example: a full dining room, an office, a living room, a TV, a suite with a closet and so on. Therefore, furniture should do the best justice to the space, especially if it is multipurpose furniture. In the above design, the dining table also doubles as a work table that can be moved into the central room to accommodate more chairs.
The living room can be converted into a cozy TV room with the help of a beautiful sofa. The bedroom can become a suite with walk-in closets and closets that can be used for the whole house, not just clothes and shoes. The toilet can be excluded from the necessities program in order to complement this suite with a private bathroom.
Figure 32 – Closets and shelves are always welcome in small homes.
Figure 33 – Small house with the profile of an adventurous resident.
Picture 34 – The rotating tube that supports the TV applies to the room and bedroom.
Photo 35 – Sliding doors ensure privacy and integration at the same time.
This sliding panel was the key piece for the project as it creates different effects depending on the opening. It can be completely closed or just leave an open part, creating the desired integration depending on the use by the resident.
Image 36 – The modular panel allows personalization to suit the resident’s taste.
Illus. 37 – Environments can be easily hidden.
Just like the bedroom is enclosed by curtains, the home office has a sliding door that can be hidden when there is dinner in the house. Creating social space is important in a home as well, and even if it is small, it should be thought of to comfortably receive friends and family.
Figure 38 – Small house with masculine decoration.
Figure 39 – The higher bed promotes more privacy in the quiet corner.
For those who value privacy, it is important to create a more reserved corner. Here, too, the unevenness shows how the effect of a spaceless environment works.
Photo 40 – Kitchen and integrated bedroom.
Picture 41 – Bespoke joinery allows you to create a freer layout for smaller houses.
The central module serves as a decorative element, but also creates a room divider. He even allowed an L-shaped bench with chests and shelves to support the objects.
Picture 42 – In the decoration of small houses: the suspended bed can be used in high ceilings.
Picture 43 – You can also leave the room wide open.
Picture 44 – Concrete bricks are economical and integrate the environment well.
The room layout was made from a wall with cobogos in order to be able to integrate better into the room. Because the piece is perforated, it also helps keep these environments from looking closed.
Photo 45 – Boldly create a small loft.
With the above design, the white wall option was the right choice to add daring elements in the decor. The use of planned furniture takes advantage of every possible space in this small area.
Figure 46 – Small kitchens are indispensable in projects with a reduced area.
Picture 47 – In the Scandinavian style, this small apartment has abused the cosiness!
As you can see, making the most of vertical spaces is ideal: using drawers and doors without a knob is an option to keep the decoration neat and organized.
Picture 48 – The thickness of a sliding wall is much smaller than that of a wall.
Picture 49 – Kitnet with industrial decoration.
Picture 50 – Cupboard below and bed above.
The raised bed leaves space for clothes underneath. A pane of glass was installed to block direct contact with the kitchen and allow natural light to enter.
Picture 51 – The sofa bed has several comfortable and beautiful models and is perfect for decorating small houses.
As the market for small apartments continues to grow, the design has also given preference to offering furniture that would suit this style of living. The balcony has also become almost indispensable in the apartments and extends the social area in a reserved way with exclusive access.
Picture 52 – Small apartment with balcony.
Picture 53 – Abusing various materials to add personality to your little home.
Picture 54 – An excellent option in the decoration of small houses: mobile with an invisible door.
Another project where we can see the joinery being used in his favor. The door is next to the yellow alcove where it gives access to the bathroom.
Photo 55 – The bench between the bed and the sofa is ideal to create this barrier and still serve as a support.
Picture 56 – Give personality in the decoration of small houses!
Photo 57 – Mezzanine with sliding doors.
Picture 58 – The curtain blocks the entrance to the interior of the apartment.
The curtain is an excellent item for anyone who wants to decorate on a budget. In the project above, she managed to fix the gaze of the rest of the house on whoever is on the doorstep. After all, sometimes the house is messy and nobody has to see it!
Image 59 – Decoration of small houses with a clean style, light and minimalist.
Inspired by the minimalist style is one way to start designing a small home. In the above idea, invisible doors, light materials, predominant light colors and free space guarantee this style in the apartment.
Image 60 – In addition to the sideboard with wheels, the house also has a sliding wall.
Picture 61 – The mirrored port increases the amplitude in this studio.
Figure 62 – The cabinet with castors can be moved as required.
Castor furniture helps a lot in small environments because it can move quickly and effectively. In this case, this furniture was designed to serve as a wardrobe that can still be separated according to your needs. Depending on the size of the room, they can be designed in several modules, crawling at the same time, forming blocks and visual integrations.
Small house and apartment plants to inspire small house decorations
See below some small floor plans of small apartments with layout solutions on how to distribute the spaces in the decoration of small houses in an organized and functional way without losing focus on the decoration:
Floor 1 – ground floor of a small apartment with measures
This apartment has a narrow and long system, so the solution is to use partitions and benches to separate the various functions, such as the kitchen and bedroom. The space has an exclusive atmosphere and avoids visitors seeing this special room. The bed is very practical as it does not take up the space of the house and can be hidden by sliding panels. Not to mention the window provides the lighting and keeps the room airy. The kitchen with American bench serves as a boundary for the surroundings and also as a dining area, dispensing with a dining table.
Floor 2 – apartment on the ground floor with 1 bedroom
The solution to this little kitnet is to enjoy an open space so that the decoration looks beautiful and functional at the same time. The use of furniture designed for the small apartment takes advantage of every possible space in the decoration. With the help of bespoke furniture, it is possible to leave the layout cleaner, such as the kitchen counter, sideboard and desk as pictured above. Another tip is to enjoy the room and the room in the same environment in an organized way.
Floor 3 – ground floor with integrated environments
The layout of the living room in L can separate the space from the bedroom, as the sofa and armchairs for the TV are distributed. Those who are in bed or in the kitchen can watch the TV as they rule out any kind of separation in the apartment.
Floor 4 – ground floor of the small apartment with closet
This apartment prioritizes privacy and lighting to ensure spaciousness. The dormitory was separated by a glass curtain, which still allows light to enter the closet. The large windows were also the starting point of this project, where social areas take advantage of natural light. The toilet was handed over as the main bathroom to give this space the large closet.
Floor 5 – ground floor studio furnished
We can see that all the elements are in harmony like the colors and the furniture. The bedroom and living room were divided by a sideboard, which can be used for both environments. The cool thing about this sideboard is using the decorative items to make the corner even more beautiful!