Decorating a small house or apartment is a task that requires care, but there is also an advantage: the lower cost compared to a large space, which requires more furniture and decorative objects. Today we will talk about decoration of small houses :
With the lack of space the ideas should be very clear at the beginning of the project. Prioritizing all the functions of a house in a harmonious way, so that comfort is present in all environments. In small homes decorated, the ideal is that the environments are in your field of vision: the kitchen, the living room, and even the bedroom, which can count on some devices to ensure privacy, as you will see below.
The difficulty of decorating small houses must be solved with little decoration tricks, such as: integration, which is a characteristic that can not be lacking in space. It must be worked 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 furniture, a partition of wood or a curtain.
Another key point is to keep the house always organized! It's no use having a nice project if you do not keep the house tidy. The functionality in the environment is due to the organization and the discipline of the residents 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 space of circulation in its place, without adding many items to the decoration, adapting the corner according to the routine and the lifestyle of the residents.
The complete planning of the furniture in a small environment can have a surprising result, be it for a boy, a girl or a couple.
62 small home decor ideas
We took some photos of decoration of small houses cleverly and beautifully, to suit all tastes and styles. Be inspired and apply ideas in your home or in your project:
Picture 1 - Decoration of houses: in a loft style house, enjoy the air spaces.
The air space is a great place to enjoy when the house is small, ensuring shelter for items with little use such as duvets, weather clothes, childhood objects, suitcases, old magazines and so on. Often, this place is forgotten in the house, since the traditional is to leave our things always at hand. But remember to observe the best place to insert these tall cabinets, they also need to have easy access.
Picture 2 - Small house decoration with minimalist style and monochrome decoration.
Picture 3 - In the decoration of small houses: glass partitions allow the entrance of natural light.
Because it is translucent, the glass ensures all room illumination into the room. If you want more privacy, try inserting a fabric curtain over the glass panels so you can open and close when you feel it necessary. It also serves to block the smell from the kitchen to the bedroom, so not always just the curtain can be enough in the design.
Picture 4 - In the decoration of small houses: baby room and double in small studio apartment type.
Many couples worry about buying a 1-bedroom apartment or studio in relation to their baby. Here the idea is to integrate the two rooms in the same environment, see that the colors, the details and the personalized wall demonstrate the couple's jovial touch as well as refer to the childish mood that a child needs.
Picture 5 - Work with floor unevenness.
Where there is a gap, there is a separation of environment. This goes for any type of home! They help divide the environments without the need for a vertical plane that takes up space, usually by the thickness of the masonry or the panel.
Picture 6 - How to turn a studio into a loft.
Make a room suspended with the sailor ladder. They give the effect of loft in any apartment that has a right foot larger than 4.00m.
Image 7 - Low benchtops bring great solutions.
The low bench allows and integration without blocking the look of the environments. In the case above, the room integrated into the kitchen allowed this interaction in a harmonious way, since the sofa was leaning against the bench, which also serves as a dining table.
Picture 8 - Small house decoration with feminine style.
Picture 9 - Create one mezzanine to gain an extra environment.
Another cool idea is to insert a suspended environment by gaining space for a private closet. This is for those who have always dreamed of having a little clothes corner organized to call their own!
Image 10 - Seriousness and elegance in a small space.
Picture 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 emptiness 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.
Picture 12 - A suspended bed on the kitchen solves the problem of lack of space.
Picture 13 - Sliding doors allow for optimal privacy.
Picture 14 - In the decoration of small houses: the bed with drawers optimizes the space even more.
The slightly raised bed off the floor lets you insert some drawers that run underneath it. They can be used to store the rest of the clothes that the closet did not allow.
Image 15 - The idea was to make a large wooden panel with the room hidden.
The stairway leading to the bedroom can be pulled when needed. When leaning against the wall, you gain more space for the living room.
Picture 16 - In the decoration of small houses: avoid walls in the distribution of environments
Image 17 - Plan the environments according to the preferences of the resident.
Picture 18 - In the decoration of small houses: the curtain is a simple item that can hide the bed.
Image 19 - Each stair step can be a drawer.
Image 20 - Personality should also be part of the decoration of small houses.
Picture 21 - The cabinet / bookcase can divide the environments 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.
Picture 22 - The panel worked with a single material and finish is a way to leave a cleaner look in the decoration of a small house.
This way you can create the invisible doors on the panel. This is a good thing for small houses, because they guarantee the same language throughout the house.
Picture 23 - How to enjoy lighting in small spaces.
As the room needs a natural light to leave the airy atmosphere, the idea was to insert a glass panel that could bring privacy and also solve the problem of lighting in the room.
Picture 24 - Create a single workbench.
Creating a single workbench saves the space of the house a lot, so there is no break in the design or distribution of the furniture. Note that finishes should be similar for the effect to happen, if separated, the result will look different.
Picture 25 - In the decoration of small houses: use the difference in your favor!
Creating a single workbench saves a lot of space in the home, so there is no break in the design or distribution of the furniture. Note that the finishes should be similar to have the desired continuity effect.
Picture 26 - Small apartment with cheerful decoration.
Image 27 - Use the same floor throughout the house.
Revolving different environments of the apartment with the same material on the floor and walls gives the impression of a larger space, as it eliminates the delimitation of spaces. Try to do this in the social areas and in the bedroom, the bathroom and kitchen can receive another type of floor.
Picture 28 - The shelf gave personality and serves as kitchen countertop.
A small apartment requires personality and different ideas, like getting out of the obvious and coming up with solutions that add and personalize your space. The bench made with niches separated the two environments and still decorated with the decorative objects of the owner. It still forms a bold design with this set of volumes and differentiated finishes. The cool thing was to support the cooktop in one of these niches, to create the integration of the living room and the kitchen.
Picture 29 - In the decoration of small houses: the simple in the right measure!
Picture 30 - Support the bike on the wall to save space.
In this case, the bicycle becomes a decorative object in your small apartment.
Picture 31 - Choose versatile furniture in functionality.
This is one of the most important tricks for anyone setting up a small house. Sometimes you can not have everything like in a bigger house, for example: a complete dining room, an office, a living room, a TV, a suite with a closet and so on. Therefore, furniture should suit the space in the best way, especially when it is multipurpose. In the above design, the dining table also serves as a work table, being able to be moved to the central space, allowing more chairs.
The living room can be transformed into a comfortable TV room with the help of a beautiful sofa. The bedroom can become a suite with walk-in closets and cabinets that can be used for the whole house, not just for clothes and shoes. The toilet can be excluded from the necessities program to complement this suite with a private bathroom.
Picture 32 - Cabinets and shelves are always welcome in small homes.
Picture 33 - Small house with profile of an adventurous dweller.
Figure 34 - The rotating tube that supports the TV applies to the room and to the bedroom.
Picture 35 - Sliding doors take privacy and integration at the same time.
This sliding panel was the key piece for the project, as it causes various effects according to its opening. It can be fully closed or leave only an open part, thus creating the desired integration according to the resident's use.
Image 36 - The modular panel leaves the personalization in the taste of the resident.
Image 37 - Environments can be easily hidden.
Just as the bedroom is enclosed by curtains, the home office has a sliding door that can be hidden if there is a dinner in the house. Creating a social space is also important inside a home, and even if it is small, it should be thought to welcome friends and family comfortably.
Picture 38 - Small house with masculine decoration.
Picture 39 - The higher bed promotes more privacy in the rest corner.
Creating a more reserved corner is essential for those who value privacy. Again, the unevenness shows how the effect of a roomless environment works.
Image 40 - Kitchen and integrated bedrooms.
Image 41 - Tailor-made joinery allows you to create a freer layout for smaller houses.
The central module serves as a decorative item, 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 choose to leave the room wide open.
Image 44 - Concrete bricks are economical and integrate the environments well.
The room's division was made from a wall with cobogos, so it could integrate better with the room. Because the piece is perforated, it also helps that these environments do not look closed.
Picture 45 - Create a small loft in a bold way.
In the above design, the option for white walls was the right choice to complement with daring elements in the decor. The use of planned furniture takes advantage of every possible space in this small area.
Picture 46 - Small Kitchen are indispensable in projects with reduced area.
Picture 47 - In Scandinavian style, this small apartment abused the coziness!
As you can see, the ideal is to make the most of vertical spaces: using drawers and doors without a knob is an option to keep the decoration clean and organized.
Image 48 - The thickness of a sliding partition is much smaller than in a masonry wall.
Picture 49 - Kitnet with industrial style decoration.
Image 50 - Closet downstairs and bed upstairs.
The raised bed lets you create space for the clothes below. A glass panel has been installed to block direct contact with the kitchen and allow the entrance of natural light.
Picture 51 - The sofa bed has several comfortable and beautiful models and are perfect for the decoration of small houses.
As the small apartment market is growing more and more, the design also took the plunge to offer furniture that would fit this style of housing. The balcony has also become almost indispensable in the apartments, enlarging the social area in a reserved way with exclusive accesses.
Image 52 - Small apartment with balcony.
Picture 53 - Abuse of different materials to give more personality to your small house.
Picture 54 - An excellent option in the decoration of small houses: mobile with invisible door.
Another project in which we can observe the use of the joinery in its favor. The door is next to the yellow alcove, where it brings the access to the bathroom.
Picture 55 - The bench between the bed and the sofa is ideal to create this barrier and still serve as support.
Picture 56 - Give personality in the decoration of small houses!
Image 57 - Mezzanine with sliding doors.
Image 58 - The curtain bars the entrance to the interior of the apartment.
The curtain is an excellent item for anyone who wants to decorate by spending little. In the above project, she managed to deprive the look of the rest of the house to whoever is at the front door. After all, sometimes the house is a mess and no one needs to see!
Image 59 - Decoration of small houses with clean style, light and minimalist.
Inspired by the minimalist style is a way to start the design of a small house. In the above idea, invisible doors, light materials, predominant light colors and clear space guarantee this style in the apartment.
Image 60 - In addition to the sideboard with casters, the house also has a sliding partition.
Image 61 - The mirrored port increases the sense of amplitude in this studio.
Picture 62 - The cabinet with casters can be moved according to need.
Wheeled furniture helps a lot in small environments, as they can get around quickly and effectively. In this case, these furniture were designed to serve as wardrobe , which can still be separated according to their need. Depending on the size of the space, they can be designed in several modules that creep, forming blocks and visual integrations at the same time.
Small house and apartment plants to inspire small house decoration
See below some small floor plans of small apartments with layout solutions of how to distribute the spaces in the decoration of small houses in an organized and functional way, without losing the focus on the decoration:
Floor 1 - Ground floor of small apartment with measures
This apartment has a tight and long plant, so the solution is to separate the different functions with partitions and benches, such as the kitchen and the bedroom. The room has an exclusive atmosphere, avoiding that the visitors see this particular room. The bed is super practical as it does not occupy the space of the house and can be hidden by sliding panels. Not to mention that the window takes care of the lighting, in addition to keeping the room airy. The kitchen with American bench serves as a limitation of the environment and also as dining space, giving up a dining table.
Floor 2 - Ground floor apartment with 1 bedroom
The solution of this small kit 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 room in L can separate the room from the bedroom due to the distribution of the sofa and the seats positioned for the TV. Letting those who are in bed or in the kitchen can watch the TV, since they are excluded any type of division in the apartment.
Floor 4 - Ground floor of small apartment with closet
This apartment prioritizes privacy and lighting to ensure spaciousness. The dorm was separated by a glass curtain, which still provides the incidence of light in the closet. The large windows were also the starting point of this project, where social areas make the most of natural light. The toilet was passed as a main bathroom to give this place the ample closet.
Floor 5 - Ground floor studio decorated
We can see that all the elements are in harmony like the colors and the furniture. The division of the bedroom and living room was by a TV sideboard, which can be used for both environments. The cool thing about this sideboard is to insert the decorative objects to make the corner even more beautiful!
Article reviewed and updated on: 06/15/2018.