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A Small Swedish Home With A Clever Loft Bed

Usually I'd say start the week by going big, but today - I say let's go small! The reason? This quirky apartment in Södermalm, Stockholm is a teeny 33 m2 (355 f2), and perfect fodder for anyone looking for ways to make the most of their small living space. Built between 1904-1907 the tremendous 3.20 metre high ceiling has allowed the owners to build a loft bed with built in storage - while saving much needed floorspace. Despite the home staging and pared-back look, there are some fairly quirky touches. I'm particularly curious to hear what you think of the peeling kitchen wall: design feature or in need of a fresh lick of paint? The jury's out! Join the debate in the comments! 






I'd love to know (and be able to advise) on the paint colours, but I'm not entirely sure since I found this little apartment on Swedish estate agent site Historiska Hem where it' is currently for sale. But you never, know - often when I feature a home the home-owner steps forward, so we'll see! 

Is there anything that stood out to you about this space?

Take a look inside a few other small spaces in the archive, there are some really beauties in there! 

I have to confess, I'm in a bit of a rush today since the crazies started school today (late morning) and it's also Liv's 12th birthday - happy birthday to our wonderful girl! - so there's lots to do before they get home! 

Wishing you a wonderful start to the week! 

Niki

PS - I'm looking forward to sharing some pictures of our new wood floor tomorrow, we're so happy with it, I hope you're going to like it too! 

Photography courtesy of Historiska Hem

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  1. I personally don't go for peeling walls and the green walls peeling away don't go with the rest of the beautiful flat. It doesn't have to look new, as the whole flat has a certain lovely patina about it. Also, I'd prefer to sleep underneath the loft platform (I'd use it for storage). But it's a gorgeous flat!

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    1. I agree that the flat itself is gorgeous! Loft beds aren’t always ideal - and not for everyone (in fact, I’d say they’re perfect for kids when properly secure and also young students) but they do save a lot of floor space if you can bear to clamber up each night.

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  2. Peeling wall is fine with me-until it began to irritate me and thenI would get out the new paint!! There is a design principal in Japan called wabi-sabi which is about things being a little worn and still being beautiful-I think that's it anyway!!! If the wall makes you(the owners) happy in your space and in your life, I have no place to judge-have a great day-best to your girls returning to school-hope all goes well and everyone stays healthy!

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    1. I love this Jules - so true that a home is truly personal and each to their own on what makes the owner happy! I’m a big fan of wabi-sabi 😊

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  3. I love it but that bed is the stuff of nightmares!

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    1. I agree that loft beds certainly aren’t for everyone!

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  4. The flat is gorgeous and very calm but I agree with the posts above that the bed is challenging! As for the walls, not my cup of tea, they seem a bit out of place as the rest of the apartment is very tidy.

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    1. My stepson used to have to have a loft bed and I have to say, it was a nightmare to make the bed (even the top bunk of a bunk bed is a hassle!).

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  5. It's lovely but I would be sooooooo paranoid about falling out of bed!

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  6. Do you know what kind of plant it is on windowseat? would love to know!

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