A Mini but Mighty Stockholm studio

It's all very well featuring regal, spacious apartments with dazzlingly high ceilings and sweeping staircases, but the reality is many of us live in much smaller (but beloved) spaces! This little gem of a studio in Stockholm measures a mere 28 metres square (301 square feet) and has everything you need at your finger tips - and looks pretty too! There are some small space rules there to be broken- and I for one, love how the owners have gone for the big SMEG refrigerator and turned it into a style statement - it just goes to show, you don't always need to compromise! 

Floor plan

Photography: Fredric Boukari for Historiska Hem (found via Nordic Design with thanks).

In case you're working through the puzzle of furnishing a small space, here are some things I've learned over the years which might help to achieve your own, functional yet stylish oasis.

5 Things To Think About for a Small Space

1. It may seem obvious, but flexible items such as tables that fold-away / extend and stackable chairs are ideal for homes where space is of a premium.
2. Use the full height of a room and store lesser used items higher up.
3. Opt for multipurpose furniture such as a sofa bed, shelving that can also be used for hanging (as seen in this home), and pieces that double up as storage (there are some great coffee tables with built in storage around!).
4. Work to create distinct zones using rugs / different flooring.
5. Use negative space to create an illusion of size - but don't be afraid to go for big pieces of furniture too!

Please feel free to add any tips and tricks you've discovered in the comment section. 

More space love: 15 small space hacks to learn from a Danish home, a small Swedish space that's big on cosiness, small space inspiration from a swedish home.

I'm heading up to Stockholm today to visit the Bemz headquarters (I've loved my sitting room and bedroom make-over collaborations with them so far, so I'm really excited to meet the team in person!). I hope I also have time to nip into the Carl Eldhs Studio Museum during my trip (another recommendation from Karolina Modig!). I'll be on stories if you'd like to follow along!

I hope you have a fun day too!


PS Anyone else still thinking about Purrli the Internet cat from yesterday's post? More importantly though - what a fabulous home?! Loved the art!


  1. Lovely apartment but I really like how you added the floor plan at the end! Im always trying to piece the home together through the pictures so this is a great addition :)

    1. In the recent blog survey someone responded that it would be useful to see the floor plan (where possible) - I thought this was such great feedback and saw this as a perfect opportunity. I'm happy you found it helpful - and took the time to comment! Thank you!

  2. So nice! Where is the dining table from?

    1. I'm not sure (unfortunately) it has a sort of vintage look about it? It's really pretty though, I agree!

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  4. Great space! I have a question. How do you select homes for your blog? Can anyone's place be featured? Best wishes,Maja

    15 May 2018 at 23:44

  5. Thank you. I'm renovating a 43m2 apartment in Paris, and I visit your blog every day for inspiration. This kind of post is wonderful.

  6. The place looks so much bigger! Such a lovely space.


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