We all know that small homes often lack the luxury of space that many homeowners crave. And to make things worse, if a homeowner knows very little about decluttering by way of having multi purpose elements such as a bed with storage space or DIY Ottoman’s with storage and so on…then we have ourselves a small but really cluttered living space.
On the other hand, large (and most likely luxurious) homes often have more space than the homeowner actually needs. In some cases, you find large homes looking pretty scanty with less and less décor accents as you go from end to end within the home. Not to mention they cost a lot more to maintain over the years. So the question becomes “Would we ever find the perfect sized home?”
Maybe we already have found it!
This 500 square feet tiny apartment in Stockholm, Sweden comes really close to our idea of the perfect sized home here on Homemagez.com. And with good reason!
With a balcony, a working fireplace, a cozy lofted sleeping space that gives you a good view of the living room and by extension the entire home, a fiery black bathroom with a touch of white, this tiny apartment seamlessly combines the luxurious beauty and elegant architecture of the much bigger homes with the comfort and self-satisfaction that comes with a small living space.
Here are some pretty awesome sceneries in this 500-square feet Swedish tiny apartment to get you falling in love with the ensemble. Hope you like black because you are about to see a lot of black.
Suit up, your tour begins now!
This is the living room and it overlooks a surprisingly moderate sized terrace. The beautiful chandelier on the ceiling provides patterned illumination across the room. Added illumination comes through the clear window pane and door that demarcates this living room from the terrace. An L-Shaped sofa makes up the comfort that two regular sofas would normally provide but this sofa has the added advantage of taking up less space and can also be rearranged to face the terrace or kitchen depending on what you want.
The décor of this tiny apartment effectively combines the beauty of nature and the efficiency of a minimalist approach and this is evident in the choice of center table, the indoor plant pots, and center rug – this just means we think the rug, flower pots, and small center table look super cool.
To the right of this living room is a concrete ledge that spans the entire length of this apartment. This ledge also serves as a hearth, TV stand and could also be used as a built-in seat. Not to mention it also doubles as storage space for books, extra firewood, and magazines.
The terrace as seen through the clear pane doors and windows has much less décor activity going on. This makes it a great place to just relax and take in some fresh air.
Here’s a better view of the ledge serving as storage for books and firewood. But the ledge, however, does more than just hold books and wood. It also holds two beds and a small library with an array of storage spaces for more books and a flower pot as well. On the right, we can see parts of the staircase… on the left, we have the fireplace.
This was just a quick stop… let’s check the kitchen out!
We are not entirely sure what the very obvious number “6” represents here, but we are going to make a guess and say it means this genius idea was the brainchild of the Swedish interior designer Jimmy Schonning’s sixth sense.
In most large homes, this would just be one empty walkway that leads up to the staircase but not in this 500 Square foot home – this space is a kitchen and quite frankly a really lovely one. Can you spot the fridge? Look closely!
If you can’t find it yet, keep reading, we would show you just where it is… and if you already found it, you might want to submit your CV to the secret service. Now let’s talk about the kitchen.
Stretching an impressive 16 feet of kitchen counter space, this kitchen reechoes the simple yet functional theme of this entire tiny apartment. There’s a small breakfast nook in the corner which also doubles as a dining table. Illumination is provided by the chandelier and natural lights from clear window panes.
So if you still haven’t found the fridge at this point, let’s just put an end to the search and tell you that the fridge is concealed behind the cabinet panels!
Let’s look at the kitchen from a different perspective, shall we?
We are pretty psyched about the breakfast nook and its defined nature but, boy! Are those stairs steep or what!
The chandelier here is similar to the one in the living room, only this time; this one has a semi-circular design. Here, we can also see the flue hanging right above the stove conveying heat and smoke out of the kitchen.
Now let’s climb up those stairs and see what’s up there… watch your step!
Well, hello there beautiful. Look what we have here guys. This cozy sleeping space is our reward for climbing the flight of stairs. And by the looks of it, we are loving this reward.
This black and white themed bedroom does not have the space you would find in large homes and their bedrooms but what this bedroom lacks in space, it manages to make up for with the storage space beneath the bed. It does have a certain appeal that makes you just want to stay indoors all day.
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise by the sea themed wallpaper and if you ever feel thirsty in the middle of the night, you don’t have to climb down the Mount Everest-y staircase to get a sip, there’s the jug and glasses!
If you have pretty long legs, we are not sure this is the home for you. So here’s to the short and average height people…
Congratulations! You just earned yourself a place in this tiny apartment.
And if you were wondering where the clothes go, there’s a commodious closet right in the bedroom.
Earlier in this blog post, we said you were going to be seeing a lot of black. Here we are, keeping our word.
This elegant black themed bathroom with a touch of white provided by the sink in this tiny apartment features black walls, black tiled vanity, black floor, and a freestanding black bathtub. This bathroom is probably a good excuse to spend hours bathing!
Big things are said to come in small packages and this tiny apartment is proof of the popular saying. It is not uncommon to find people who want huge estates, large mansions, and duplexes; but sometimes a 500 square foot tiny apartment in Stockholm, Sweden might be all you need.
It is very easy to undermine the potentials of a tiny studio but you really shouldn’t judge a tiny home by its size.
Beyond being affordable and attainable for just about anyone, this tiny apartment features great designs, sustainability, and uniqueness.
Here are some more photos of this lovely 500 square feet Swedish home.