Small Space Living: A loft in Paris

Few people are as skilled at stylish small space living as Parisians. The average size of a one bedroom flat in Paris is around 300 square feet - far smaller than many North Americans would expect. If you have ever watched House Hunters International (or, as I have seen it fairly accurately referred to: "Assholes With Money In Foreign Countries, Unhappy With The Countertops"), this will not come as a surprise to you.  Living well in a small space requires careful editing and curating of the things you have. What is a want over a need? What functions as both? This Paris loft may be small in size, but it has an abundance of inspiration for those of use who need to do more with less square footage - though there's no reason you can't apply some of these great style ideas to a larger space as well.

Beautiful parisian loft show how to do small space living in the bathroom, bedroom, living room. A gorgeous mix of old and new in a bright, stripped back space.

Making the most of the high ceiling, the beams draw the eye upward, while the picture gallery wall anchors the room.

 

Beautiful parisian loft show how to do small space living in the bathroom, bedroom, living room. A gorgeous mix of old and new in a bright, stripped back space.

The bathroom mixes old and new with a modern sink and older faucet and mirror. This is not only a great look for some spaces, can can be a money saver as well.

 

Beautiful parisian loft show how to do small space living in the bathroom, bedroom, living room. A gorgeous mix of old and new in a bright, stripped back space.

Emphasizing the height of the room again, the decor on the chimney, as well as the long, narrow closet, both reach for the ceiling, The stripped wood floors add a rustic but neutral touch to the space. Overall, the space has considered choices made about the decor present, and the furnishings are kept simple. This allows the height and light to take over the space and make it appear as large as possible. It's a Parisian dream flat. To see more, go here.