Small Space Challenges

Having in lived in well less than 500 square feet, I can tell you that there is something perversely liberating about small spaces. They require you to carefully edit your possessions, considering what is required over what is simply wanted. And you learn to love objects that serve more than one purpose. Eventually, for me, this way of thinking trickled in to other aspects of my life. But there are challenges with small space living, as well, and you typically can't design and decorate the way you might for a larger space. This small Scandinavian flat shows how color, light, objects and form make a big difference.

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While the walls and cupboards are primarily white, interest has been added with varied flooring, brick contrasting with metal, a backsplash and even wall paper in the bedroom. Recessed ceiling lights illuminate the space and allow for a simple, wall mounted lamp in the bedroom. Nothing is done to excess, and the forms are kept simple. A well thought out small space. See more here.