Brilliant ideas for small apartments

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Brilliant ideas for small apartments

Studio apartment owners that sometimes they just need to feel like they have more room. It’s impossible to squeeze a living room, bedroom, kitchen and dining area, plus a bathroom into a studio apartment and still feel cozy and comfortable. Yet, we know that some of you live in small studios and that’s why we want to share with you pro tips on how to make the most of your small apartment.

If you are looking for a studio or one bedroom apartment Ljubljana has a lot to offer. You can start browsing apartments on Zwelo and start planning your decorating strategy.

Living room

Living room should be the largest room in your apartment, so the first thing you need to do is to clean and declutter. Give away everything that you don't use anymore and replace everything that's broken. Forget about massive furniture that's outdated and takes up a lot of space. Instead, try to get several smaller armchairs, a cozy sofa for two and giant cushions so you can sit on the floor. When you’re not using them, just throw them in the closet or push them under the bed.

To make your living room appear bigger use only neutral tones and add a splash of color to shake things up. The best type of furniture for the living room is multifunctional one with storage space. Coffee tables with drawers are an ideal solution for storing extra stuff. It's important to move the furniture to the center of the room. It may seem natural to push everything towards the walls, but that layout can visually narrow the room.

Home office

Living in a studio can make a real living room seem like a luxury. This is especially the case with those who buy an apartment in center of Ljubljana. You are so used to doing everything in one room, you probably use your dining table to improvise a home office. Find a simple desk that doesn't take much space. Use bookshelf to divide the working area from the living room. Instead of one large carpet, choose two smaller rugs in different size and colors to visually separate lounging area from the working corner.


If you don't already have built-in closets, avoid blocking the entire wall with your wardrobe. You can make a wall rack and keep bags and clothes in handy. Store some things in your bed drawers too. You can keep blankets and duvets stashed under the bed, and get some boxes that you can just push down under until you need them.

Children's room

Parents with school kids know how important it is to have peace and quiet for studying. Their rooms need to be clean and tidy to help them feel motivated to study, and on the other hand, they need to be cozy and homey to help them relax. To make the most of the small space, get multifunctional desks with bunk beds on top. This creative piece of furniture is very popular among kids because it motivates them to have fun, study, and relax.


If you just bought an apartment and plan to renovate it, think about kitchen cabinets that go all the way up the ceiling. That way you will have plenty of room to store kitchen appliances and to put away dining sets for 16 persons that you use once in a blue moon. You can install hooks and racks on the cabinet doors and store pot lids. Make a wall rack where you can hang pots and pans. This will save a lot of cabinet space and make you feel like a professional chef.


You can have more than one wall cabinet in the bathroom. Hang them all the way to the ceiling in one corner, and store your towels, cleaning products and cosmetics. The only thing you need to pay attention to is the type of material for cabinets, as it needs to be damp proofed. You can put flower pots and plants on them. If your bathroom doesn't have windows choose simple decoration instead.

Now, if you realize that you need more space, think about upgrading to a bigger apartment. One bedroom apartments are fine if there are just the two of you. However, if you’re planning a family then take a look at three bedroom apartments in Ljubljana and enjoy your new home.