A Small Swedish Apartment, Packed With Charm (And Sunlight)

Tjena! Hur är läget? We've woken up to a beautiful sunny day here in Sweden and our homes are pooled with golden light. This small 25 sq.m (269 ft.sq) apartment in Stockholm (in an area called Midsommarkransen meaning 'Midsummer crown' - how lovely is that?) is blessed with windows from two directions, capturing the beams as the sun moves through the sky and casting an ever changing array of shadows.

The owner has artfully worked with the one-room living space to incorporate a kitchenette, dining space, and a bed that doubles up as a sofa. High shelves help to make the most of the full height of the room - while plants, flowers and mid-century teak furniture add to the charm of the home. 

In the midst of a conundrum about how to arrange your small apartment - or trying to get your head around awkward angles? This lovely Swedish home is for you! 

Glossary: Rum - 'room', kök - kitchen, Badrum - bathroom. 

I poured over the pictures to suss out clothes storage. I think the best place for a wardrobe would be the hall (it looks like there are two rails as well as quite a few shelves there which could well be used for clothes). Under-bed storage is also optimal in small spaces. 

All-in-all a charming small space, with such a lovely feel. I'd be perfectly happy to come home to this apartment each day, how about you? 

More small space inspiration can be found in this archive.

On another note, something very exciting happened this week. I was at my daughters swimming gala (these things take up the entire weekend and the highs and lows are unbelievable - there were smiles, tears and everything in between from Liv! - Are there any other swimming parents out there?), and scrolling through instagram during the very long poolside hours, and lo and behold, I spotted Kelly Clarkson reading my book Relaxed Rustic. What a crazy moment! It certainly put a shine on my weekend, along with my daughters smiles! 

I hope you have a great start to the week! 


Photogrtaphy courtesy of Historiska Hem, with thanks. 


  1. There's something very beautiful with the light here, and everything has so much charm. Reminds me a bit of France. As always with small spaces in colder climates, I'm left wondering where they store their winter boots, coats, etc. or store things generally. I don't see much storate here. Would love if you added this kind of information every now and then.

    1. Absolutely agree! Thank you so much for sharing this.
      I am with you that storage is so important in a small space. At the end of the post I lamented that I am not sure where the storage is in the space unfortunately as I couldn't see any in the pictures. However, I hazzarded a guess that the hallway doubles up - and also the space under the bed might be used. I do know that many apartment buildings in Sweden provide storage for owners in the basement. These look like a series of locked cages and are ideal for lesser used seasonal items - this could very well be the case here :)

  2. I've missed your small places posts lately. The sun is everything in a small place like this. I could not live in a place so small, but sometimes it is fun to try to envision what it would be like...

    1. I'll definitely be on the hunt for more small spaces moving fowards, thank you for highlighting this :)

  3. The harmonious blend of natural sunlight with the subtle shades of the room creates a serene atmosphere. The meticulous placement of plants adds an organic touch, while the wooden furniture, notably the table and chairs, exude a timeless elegance. The green cabinet and accompanying decor provide a dash of vintage charm, marrying well with the modern aesthetics. It's truly a testament to how combining classic elements with contemporary design can result in a space that's both functional and visually appealing. The choice of a neutral color palette punctuated by pops of color from the flowers and art pieces further enhances the room's inviting vibe. An exemplary display of interior design prowess.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing all your observations, i so enjoyed reading your comment!

  4. How cute is this place? I think that even on a cloudy day, this little apartment would be cozy. The person who commented on storage for winter gear has a good point--I bet the skirt under the bed hides some storage boxes, and maybe the green chest in the corner has hats/gloves/scarves?

  5. Cute apartment.


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