my scandinavian home: Clever use of a small space in Sweden

Clever use of a small space in Sweden

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Many of us don't have the luxury of space so it's all about making every single square metre / foot (depending on where you're from!) work. Scandinavian's are known for being practical and you can see this in the way they make the space in their apartments work. This apartment in Gothenburg is 51 metres square, which is fairly small (I'm nervous about writing that as I've done so before and I've got myself in trouble from people saying...'hey, that's not small'! so let's just say fairly small for Gothenburg) but Alvhem have cleverly used every single nook work. And it looks great!












Alvhem

One fine example of doubling up on space is the IKEA shoe storage unit by the door which also works as a shelf to place keys, a plant etc. I've got my eye on this for my own home.

I am also a big fan of exposed brickwork - whether it's left in it's original form or painted white. I love the texture!

Do you have the same space limitations?

22 comments:

  1. I love that rustic wall! ... I'd really want one in my apartment, but i'm not sure if its bricks or beton that's underneath....

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  2. gorgeous, I love the exposed brick walls!

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  3. I love the style! And the first picture, with the black & white bed contrasted with the colourful balcony and the view is absolutely adorable!

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  4. I love the little balcony off the bedroom. A lovely home!

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  5. Hi, small apartment? noooo, :) it looks spacious :), I love this apartment especially brick wall...

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  6. I'm running into the opposite problem and moving to a loft with twice the space of my current house. Most of it is one big space, so I'm trying to figure out how to set it up.

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  7. I LOVE this apartment! I live in NYC so all I know is small spaces :)

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  8. I love this flat! Even tho it's on a small side, it looks very spacious. White all around gives a crisp and fresh feeling. My favourite room here is bedroom with a balcony and the view :)

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  9. love this apartment!!!

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  10. love this little apartment. i am currently looking for small bedroom decoration ideas. thanks for sharing. =)

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  11. I've always thought about the ikea shoe storage solution- but hard to incorporate since we don't have a proper entrance. I really like the curved brick wall as well.

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  12. Lovely little place. One thing I love about all these homes are the fat window sills. My window sill is so skinny the potted plant hangs over the edge.

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  13. My favorite --I love this space! Pinned nearly everything for ideas, thanks.

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  14. They did a great job filling u the vertical space, and lifting furniture away from floor .. bookcase, shoe racks. And those windows .... oooh so beautiful, makes the space feel HUGE. Great find Nikki!

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  15. Where are those Ö posters in the living room from? Love them!

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  16. That is a beautiful apartment! It doesn't really look that small.

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  17. We are researching exposed brick for a accent wall in our screened in porch. This is such a beautiful example. Love your blog

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