How to decorate a studio apartment

If you think it can be difficult to design one room, how about setting up different rooms in the same four walls?

Living the big city life can be great but it often means you need to compromise into living in a really, really small house. Sometimes, as small as one single room.

A popular design layout in big cities is studio apartment design: practical, modern and mostly small.

A studio apartment typically combines living room, bedroom and kitchen in one single room.

Studio apartment design is all about making the best use of the space you have – Not much! And using the right visual tricks to make the room lol bigger than it really is.


1. White walls


Light walls are generally the most preferred choice and the reason is simple.

Light shades, and white in particular, have the ability to visually enlarge the space and making it look brighter and airier than it actually is.

This is a simple and easy trick that can give you so much, but visually enlarging your small studio apartment.


This studio apartment design was created by Susan Yanelys, Homestyler floorplanner user


2. Two levels


If you can’t expand horizontally, it might be a good idea to extend your apartment vertically!

Create a mezzanine: a low story that divides the house in two floors.

Place your living area and kitchen at the ground floor and leave your bedroom and personal bathroom at the top one, to reserve you some privacy when you have guests.


This studio apartment design was created by Kate Charman, Homestyler mobile app user


3. Separate the bedroom


Give yourself a little bit of privacy by separating the bedroom from the rest of the house.

You can use a piece of furniture, such as a  wardrobe, a practical room divider or even install a sliding door. Barn doors are really hot recently!


 This studio apartment design was created by Cristina Jimenez, Homestyler mobile app user

4. Bright colors


 Okay, the space you have is not much. But you can give the right illusion of it by playing with some bright accent color!



This studio apartment design was created by Salvatore Di Bono, Homestyler floorplanner user

5. Storage solutions

Get smart with the storage solution. You have a very limited space, we are sure you don't want to waste it! To get some ideas on how you can optimize your space to store as many things as possible in a very limited space, make sure you read our previous blog post.

6. Big windows

Let as much natural light as possible stream into your studio apartment. The sunlight will make your studio apartment look bigger and it will also have a very positive effect on your mood.

Windows give a more welcoming feeling to any room design. The bigger they are, the better it is! Especially for studio apartments.


This studio apartment design was created by Isa Martinez, Homestyler mobile app user

Your room design with 7 yellow accents

Yellow is by far the happiest and brightest color but it’s rarely used as the primary shade in a room design.

Many psycologists have proved that decorating a house in yellow can bring more happiness and optimism.

However, yellow is has never been a very popular choice in home decorating.

The reasons of this is that yellow is particularly hard to pair up with another shade. It tends to be too overwhelmingly bright, and get people tired very easily.

Yellow can work as a good accent to give a touch of creativity to your home design but it needs to be accompanied by a neutral color.

We have listed for you a few ways in which you could use yellow in your room design obtaining great and charming results.


1. A yellow armchair in a total black living room


Total black rooms can be very fascinating but also quite scary and way too dramatic.

A fun and interesting pop of color can be represented by a yellow armchair or lounge chair, to give some light to your room design.


This living room design was created by chrissy w, Homestyler mobile app user


2. A soft shade of yellow in a neutral room


A pastel yellow tone can allow more freedom and more liberty in the use of this color.

While a bright shade of yellow is normally not suggested to paint the entire walls of a room, a pastel shade can give a warm and cozy feeling into any room design.

A pastel yellow wall can be great when paired with total white furniture, such as a sofa or a bookcase.


This living room design was created by Shaima B, Homestyler mobile app user


Alternatively, pastel yellow walls can represent an amazing addition to a neutral, black and white space, bringing a bit of light and modernity in a very traditional home decorating concept.


This living room design was created by Teke Tin, Homestyler floorplanner user

3. Yellow chairs in a dark dining room


Yellow dining chairs can guarantee the WOW factor in any dinner party.

They can instantly bring happiness in the room and show that you’re not afraid to take risks, not even in home design.


This living room design was created by Morgan Ann, Homestyler mobile app user


4. Yellow small decorations with teal


Teal is a charming color but it needs something to cheer it up.

Small yellow accessories, such a few pillows or some decorations on a teal colored wallpaper can keep the ambience soft and cozy by giving a bright touch to the overall room design.


This living room design was created by Kate Charman, Homestyler mobile app user

5. Yellow pillows

Using colored pillow is an easy and economic way of remodeling a home. If you want to give a touch of color to your room design, but you are scared of going too bold, you can use a couple of yellow pillows on your armchairs or sofas.

The expense is very limited, so you won't feel bad in case you don't like your final result.


This living room design was created by Melike Te, Homestyler mobile app user


This living room design was created by Juana Perez, Homestyler floorplanner user

6. One big, yellow painting

Artwork statement is the solution for many that want to use a bright color without going too much crazy. One big painting with yellow decorations can provide the light you need to your room design, by keeping the rest of the decoration neutral and elegant.


This living room design was created by chrissy w, Homestyler mobile app user 

7. A yellow, eye-catching backsplash

The kitchen is probably that one room where bright colors fit the best. There are many ways in which you could include yellow accents in a kitchen: yellow curtains, a yellow table cloth or yellow accessories… A yellow backsplash with geometrical items can grab the attention and make your daily cooking happier.


This living room design was created by Luis Gonzalez, Homestyler floorplanner user

Your vintage living room design in 9 simple steps

When it comes to interior design styles, the choices can be many.
But if you’re looking for a timeless look, that will allow your house to make everyone feel at home, we can only point you towards one direction.
Vintage style is by far the coziest one among all the different ways in which you could decorate your house.
It adds a unique touch to every home design, but it’s also quite tricky to get right.
Because vintage style gives space to a lot of creativity it terms of furniture choice, materials and colors, people often think it is a very easy style to reproduce.
Let me tell you something though: Well, it’s just not.
There’s a fine between an unforgettable vintage living room and a true disaster, where everything has just been let to case.

Fortunately, you have us, and we will teach you how to get to the first result and design the perfect living room in vintage style.

1. Wooden floors

Traditionally, vintage rooms are usually decorated with a wooden floor.
The reason is easy: no other kind of flooring has ever screamed coziness before.

Wood is also very versatile, and allows to play with different vintage rugs: whether they are statement ones or rather neutral, rugs are essential in a vintage living room design.

This vintage living room design was created by Rutchevelle Den Ouden, Homestyler floorplanner user

2. No empty walls

In a true vintage design, walls are not just the box around it, but they are an essential part of the whole concept.
Empty walls are rarely to be seen.
A vintage room is a real work of art, and a showcase of unique items.
If you have a collection of old clocks, vases or paintings, use your walls to make your design statement.

In vintage design, wall shelves and open cabinets are the must-have furnishing item.

This vintage living room design was created by Susan Yanelys, Homestyler floorplanner user
3. Long, precious curtains

Forget shades and blinds for your vintage living room design.

What you need are long, timeless curtains: the kind that you don’t buy in a big furniture shop but most likely in a flee or antique market, that are able to make the atmosphere even cozier.

This vintage living room design was created by Garona Equiz, Homestyler mobile user

4. Wooden furniture

The reason of this furniture choice and be linked to the one of the flooring.
You can choose a tone that is similar to your floor, or you can play with contrast.

Just avoid to use too many of those dark wooden cabinets together with a dark wooden flooring type, to make sure your space won’t look too cluttered and your room will still breathe.

This vintage living room design was created by Mariana Basson, Homestyler mobile user

5. Play with different textures

Metal accents with wood, velvet sofas with knitted cushions or top, emerald green with a neutral brown shade.
As we stated at the beginning, vintage style living gives you the chance to explore different materials and colors in one room.
Furnishing a living room in vintage style involves a lot of researching around different niche furniture shops, and this can be both fun and also very challenging.

While a sofa or at least a loveseat is necessary in every living room design, vintage styles gives you the chance to add one or two contrasting armchairs, with an ottoman for some extra sitting space.

This vintage living room design was created by Marilyn Hertel, Homestyler mobile user

6. Add a library

To many of us, a place isn’t cozy with a proper library.
Don’t be afraid to show your reading tastes to your guests, and allow your hobby to become part of the whole room remodeling.
A library on a wall and a couple of books left casually on the coffee table: and you’re suddenly home.

Not to mention that, giving a hint of what you like can also offer a good chance to start a great conversation with the people you welcome at home.

7. Show the real you

A house isn’t a home until we have added something that it’s only ours.
Family pictures, images of the most important moments in our life: if we like history in furniture, we certainly can’t deny what has happened to us until now.

Just remember to select the frame with care, attention and love: forget cheap, plastic ones and rather opt for silver pictures frames, that are just a classic.


This vintage living room design was created by Orrie Beck, Homestyler mobile user

8. Warm lighting

One of the most fun accessories to play with, in a vintage design, are definitely the light fixtures and the lamps.
To give an overall cozy and warm feeling, please go for a warm light, and just don’t buy whatever lamp comes to your way.
Lighting really makes it all, and can make a huge difference.
A big, unique statement ceiling light can be a great way to set the mood.

Wood table lamps next to the sofa or on the cabinet give the impression that you didn’t leave anything to the case.

9. A touch of modernity

Vintage means old but this doesn’t mean that you can’t take the liberty to add a few modern accents.
As long as you carefully select each furniture piece and accessory you decide to use, your vintage living room gives you the chance to express your self at 360 degrees.
Don’t be afraid to dare but make sure the room has a overall cohesive look.
If you want to buy a piece of furniture just because you found a nice offer online, just please don’t.
Remember that everything you add in your room will become part of your life and you will see it every day, for a big part of your life at least.


This vintage living room design was created by Orrie Beck, Homestyler mobile user

More furniture items will come soon!

Homestylers! We know you all love when new items get added in the catalog – And we have got your back.


We will add new products and accessories of any kind on a very regular basis, all you need to do is staying tuned!

Remember to check the New section of our catalog when you see the Banner at the top of the community page saying that new items have been added… You might find real treasures there.


Furniture items for your living room, kitchen or bathroom designs, but also paintings, curtains and building elements.


To make Homestyling even more fun, we have aso thought about adding animals, people and kids dressed for different occasions.


Everything will be added gradually, just need to wait until we work on each and every 3D model to make sure it can be used and enjoied without majour issues.

Thank you for your understanding and feel free to contact us at anytime, for more content suggestions, ideas or anything else you'd like to share with us!

Vertical Living: 11 Shelving Ideas That Make It Easy

In recent years, people who live and work in metropolitan areas are shifting to condo living

Why? Reasons include access to great amenities, security, and affordability. Most condominiums are strategically located in parts of metropolitan cities where everything you need such as malls, restaurants, salons, movie houses, supermarkets, convenience stores are just a stone’s throw away.

Condos are also situated near or even within business districts, making it a perfect living arrangement for busy people who want their work and life balanced out harmoniously.

Cities all around the globe are becoming more and more overcrowded, it is inevitable that the traffic situation in cities will most likely be a problem. And living in a condo located in areas where most people work allows them to avoid long and tiring commutes. 

However, as the population continues to grow, especially in metropolitan areas, we are now faced with another problem: limited living spaces. Condo units may be practical and closer to work, but they have limited space, which can be challenging.

If you’re having problems organizing your belongings because of the limited space you have, don’t you worry as there are tons of clever storage solutions you can do yourself. To help you out, here are ten DIY storage ideas to maximize every available space in your condo. 

Floating shelves

These are open shelves that you can mount on walls to store a number of items from books to ornaments. Because they’re wall mounted, you can pretty much use this amazing storage idea in areas or rooms that have bare walls. The best thing about it is they’re easy and relatively cheap to install.  


This living room design was created by Nicole Simplicity, Homestyler mobile app user

Corner shelves

Much like floating shelves, corner shelves can be used to maximize space in your condo that is usually overlooked. Corners are in fact often not thought of as a space to install shelves but if you really want to take advantage of every available space in your condo unit, you might want to try this out.'


This living room design was created by chrissy w, Homestyler mobile app user

Headboard shelves

Another area where you don’t usually think of when it comes to storage is the space above your bed. You can use the space to put some decorations or maybe the books you usually read at night.


This bedroom design was created by saira, Homestyler mobile app user


Bed frames with drawers

The space under your bed can be more than just a place for dust bunnies to collect. Make use of this often-neglected area by installing drawers where you can keep shoes, books, and your clothes. The coolest thing about it is that the stuff you put in it can be hidden away out of sight, making your bedroom more organized.

Staircase drawers

The space underneath staircases is another great place for storage. You can either keep it open to create a sort of a nook for books and decorations, or you might want to install doors to make a “hidden” storage space for unused Christmas decors or shoes. 


This living room design was created by camino_l_j, Homestyler mobile app user

Wall-mounted racks

In the kitchen, bathroom, and/or bedroom, racks can be easily installed on bare walls to maximize the limited space of your condo space. Much like wall floating shelves, wall mounted racks allow you to add additional storage space without using any floor space.


Divider shelves

For studio-type condo owners, dividers are often necessary to create “rooms.” in a one bedroom condo design. So why not use dividers as a storage space as well? Your sleeping area can be easily separated from the kitchen by using a cabinet, which you can also use as a cupboard for extra kitchen storage or storage space for your clothes depending on where you face the shelves.

Bathroom shelving

Usually, condo units with a small living area come with an even smaller bathroom. This makes it difficult to find an extra storage space for bathroom essentials. If you need extra space for towels and toiletries, you can use the space above your toilet’s tank by installing shelves.

Kitchen corner stacks

One of the rooms that would really need a lot of storage space is the kitchen. That’s why it is important to use every inch of space in your kitchen, including the corners, which are usually taken for granted. By adding a vertical row of open shelves in corners, you’ll be able to use it to display cookbooks, spices, and other stuff that are within easy reach when you’re working in your kitchen.  

Cupboard spice racks


The jars of your herbs and spices may be small but they can take up a lot of counter space in your kitchen, not to mention that they make your kitchen look disorganized. To avoid this problem, you can just simply install spice racks at the back of the cupboard or cabinet. This way, your herbs, and spices are always out of sight but are still within reach if you need them for your cooking.


Yes, hooks may not be considered shelves but they are as important for your storage needs. A simple contraption like a hook installed in the right place can easily boost your storage game. 


This living room design was created by Autumn Brister, Homestyler mobile app user

In the kitchen, for example, you can screw them on the side of your kitchen cabinet so that you can have a place to hang your pots and pans.


The global population is constantly growing but it doesn’t mean we have to live miserably in cramped spaces. When square footage is an issue, these simple and easy to install shelving systems and storage space ideas can really help you maximize every inch of your condo unit. Try these and see for yourself.

This article was written by Jona Jone. Jona Jone has been a mortgage originator in Philadeplhia, PA. She is also a Business and Property Specialist. She has been writing articles about real estate investment, business, parenting and living.

Make sure you follow her twitter account: @JonaJone1

Walk around your design with the panorama feature

After you have finalized your Homestyler project, one of the coolest features you can try is the Render one, to have an idea of how your home design will look in real life.

In one of our recent updates we will add a further step to normal rendering, however, and it is the chance to take a 720 panorama of your project: if you identify a standing point, the camera will turn at 720 degrees, allowing you record a full view of your rendered home design.

One additional step to the panorama rendering, is the Virtual Tour features, that allows to add up different panorama renderings, allowing the user to go from a rendered room to the other, for a more complete view of the project.


Taking a Virtual Tour means being able to add up multiple panorama renderings and visualize them all together, having the feeling that you are really walking in your Homestyler house, and being able to go from one room to the other, visualizing all the different details of your home design.


Just all the other Homestyler feature, the Virtual Tour option is also completely free to use, however higher rendering qualities might require the use of the Homestyler points as currency.

– Ultra HD renderings require 5 Homestyler Points

– HD Panorama renderings require 5 Homestyler Points

– HD Aerial Renderings need 1 Homestyler Point

– HD Topview Renderings need 1 Homestyler Point


Homestyler Points are very easy to earn: you will get 5 new Points for every day you log in Homestyler and to Points if one of your Homestyler designs gets featured in the web community.

And thanks to our Homestyler web user Decoralinks .com for leding us her home design pictures for this blog post! Remember to go check out her amazing profile!

How to choose the right furniture for your home design

You might like different interior design styles, materials and shapes, but your home design needs to be a consistent and have cohesive final look.


Because the Homestyler catalog has thousands and thousands of products, and you can now even add your own 3D models in our floorplanner, the choice can be certainly tough.

How to move your steps around the Homestyler catalog and decide what furniture items look best in your next home design project?


Let's see this together.

When you first open the Homestyler furniture catalog, you will see how the items are organized in different categories.


In this way, it will be easier for you to to find products  and accessories related to the particular room you are designing in that moment.

Additionally, you will also have the chance to have a look at our New items (the ones we just added), to the Editor's Pick (that get selected by us on a monthly basis) and the Trends (divided by color schemes).

1. Real furniture models

When you open the Homestyler catalog, the fist section you will see is the one of the Brands.

That's right, the majority of the furniture items you will see in Homestyler are 3D models of real furniture products, made by the most diverse and famous global furniture brand names.

To mention a few: IKEA, Calligaris and Wayfair… But we do have more than 200 furniture brands in catalog! So the choice can really be endless.

2. Generic Items

Together with the real furniture  models, we have prepared some additional products for you, and categorized under the name Generic – In the Brand section.

These items will come in handy when the brands don't offer the products you are looking for.

If what you need is a similar product to the one you find among our Generic options, you can still virtually stage it in your design, and get a general idea how how it will look in your room.

3. Models uploaded

One of our most recent features – And definitely among the ones we are more proud of, is the option users now have to upload up to 100 of their very own 3D models in the Homestyler floorplanner.

If you need instructions on how to do this, please have a look at our previous blog post.

How to place items

When you browse in our catalog and select an item, you will see it appearing in both 2D view and 3D view. 


Thanks to the blue arrows around it, you will be able to resize, lift and arrange the item as much as you want. 

How to favorite your furniture

If you feel like you particularly like one of the items in our catalog, and you are willing to use it multiple times in different design, remember to "Favorite" it by clicking on the Heart right below its thumbnail, so it can appear in our special Favorite folder.

And thanks to our Homestyler web user Sweetdesign18 for leding us her home design pictures for this blog post! Remember to go check out her amazing profile!

8 things to consider when extending your home

New baby on the way? New stay-at-home work venture in the works? Or simply looking to create some more room at home? 

Whatever your reason is, extending your home is an attractive proposition for many homeowners. After all, it avoids the hassle of moving whilst offering the benefits of extra space. What’s not to like?


This bedroom design was created by Susan Yaneyls, Homestyler floorplanner user

Well, before you get going with your decision to extend, it’s important to make sure you’ve considered everything – and I mean everything. 

You are going to end up living with your extension for many years, so you don’t want to rush into it straight away. Plan it, discuss it and then plan it again, and make sure you’ve asked yourself these eight key questions:


This open plan design was created by Puspa ., Homestyler mobile app user

1. Does it make sense to extend?

While extending means you don’t have to move, and often costs a lot less than moving house, you have to question whether it’s a practical decision. 

If an extension spoils the property, or becomes a case of over-development, it might not make sense from a financial point of view. 

For instance, could you make your smaller rooms appear bigger by re-decorating or changing your furniture?

Building an extension is only really sensible if it adds both space and value to the property


This open plan design was created by Rutchevelle Den Ouden, Homestyler mobile app user

2. Which materials should you use?

It can be tempting while building an extension to cut corners and save money where you can, especially on the materials. 

However, this isn’t necessarily a good idea. Depending on the overriding character or style of the house, it makes sense to match the materials to those already used in your home – although this isn’t always the case, as this article proves. 

Deciding on which materials to use will likely fall on your architect’s shoulders to look at and decide, but it’s important for you to be aware of as well. 


This bedroom design was created by Teke Tin, Homestyler floorplanner  user

3. Is your brief detailed enough?

When choosing to extend, it’s easy to simply say ‘I want an extra bedroom’ or ‘I want to make the bathroom bigger’. Explaining to your architect what exactly you’re looking for is a lot more useful in making sure that your money is well spent. 

While you don’t have to go into architectural levels of detail, such as blueprints and to-scale models, thinking about any added benefits you would like can really help shape the architect’s design

For instance, say you are redesigning the kitchen.


This kitchen design was created by Susan Yanelys, Homestyler floorplanner user

Ask yourself:

· Where will the light come in from?

· Should the kitchen sink be positioned where I can look out of the window?

· Would I rather see a view of my garden when I eat my dinner, or would it make sense to block that view off to create more storage space?

It’s important while creating your brief to talk openly with your architect. They will be the one with the training and expertise to discuss creative problem solving solutions to what you’re looking for. 

Why not put them to the test? Challenge their knowledge by asking practical, detailed and well-thought-out questions. 

4. Would you prefer quality or quantity?

It stands to reason that money is a key factor when building an extension, so budgeting correctly and choosing between quality or quantity is very important. 

For example, think about whether you want an extension that offers more space, but is built using lower quality materials. Or alternatively, ask yourself whether you’d prefer the opposite – a higher quality build, using better materials and a better design, but offering less space.

Rushing into an extension is a bad move so, if you have your mind set on how it should look but don’t quite have the budget to afford it, you could be left feeling disappointed.

5. Are you prepared to live through the mess?

There’s no escaping the fact that extensions are messy

They are disruptive, untidy and dusty so sometimes it’s actually easier to move out of the house and leave the builders to get on with their work. Here are some of the key advantages of doing this:

· The build is faster, saving you money

· The builders can turn off your power, water and heat – again saving you money

· The builders don’t have to spend the end of each day cleaning up, so it saves time in the long run

· It’s less disruptive if you work from home and aren’t a fan of loud building noise

· With less people in the house, there’s fewer arguments about who uses the toilet next


6. Are you being respectful of your neighbours?

Some extensions can have an indirect effect on your neighbours’ houses. For instance, imagine you are extending over the top of your garage, ask yourself whether this could block out the sun or view from your neighbour’s garden. 

Also, as extensions are often fairly loud, the noise could be disruptive, it’s often a good idea to discuss the extension plans with any neighbours that you think it could affect, involving them in the process and pre-warning them about any potential inconvenience. Otherwise, as this case proves, it could leave you in a pretty awkward situation. 

7. Am I getting value for money?

It is not just the money that you need to consider when building an extension, there’s also the personal cost as well. 

While the quantity surveyor is fundamentally the person responsible for calculating the overall work costs, when all said and done, you will be the one left to live with the extension


This bedroom design was created by Carolina Gonzalez, Homestyler mobile app user

Therefore, only you can decide whether you have got value for money or not, and that depends on more than just how much money you’ve spend; it also depends on the extension’s value in terms of practicality and pleasure

8. How will the extension eventually look?

While it’s obviously vital to consider the processes involved before and during an extension’s build, you also need to think about how you want the extra space to look once it’s completed – especially from an interior design point of view. 


This open plan design was created by Carmen Cantariño, Homestyler floorplanner user

From exposed brick walls to ceiling beams, lighting options to furniture placement, it’s important to understand exactly what you are looking to achieve from your extension

For instance, say you are building a new dream bathroom: where are you going to position the toilet and sink? Are you going to have the bathroom door swinging inwards or outwards? Is there room for a bath, shower or neither? 


This bathroom design was created by Viviane Menezes, Homestyler floorplanner user

Building an extension is more than just walls and mortar – it’s about how you utilise the extra space. 

Consider how altering the layout of your house will impact the rest of your home, and focus your interior design choices with this in mind. 

Use our floor plan designer to help visualise how exactly your extension will look, and incorporate relevant furniture accordingly.

Hope you likes this article! Please note that this is a contribution of Annie Button – Make sure you follow her on her Twitter account for more related content: @anniebutton1994 and read her previous article on Homestyler – How to turn your garage into man cave

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Why choose Loft living

In our previous posts, we have explained you how to decorate your house using industrial style and how to bring your open plan design to the next level.

Industrial style and open plans do have one thing in common though: when they blend together, they can give life to an amazing loft design.


This loft design was created by Lili Vaz, Homestyler mobile app user

Loft living is especially popular in the cities and it is generally preferred by young people.

A loft design usually screams modernity and is characterized by a practical and efficient use of the space.

There are a few points and features that help a loft design achieving these two main goals: let's see them together.

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This loft design was created by Madeleine Ketyia, Homestyler floorplanner user

1. High ceilings

Because most city loft designs used to be factories before being refurnished as residetial interiors, loft living normally presents very tall ceilings.


This loft design was created by chrissy w, Homestyler mobile app user

This results in making the space look bigger than it is and allows your home design to expands not only on one level anymore – Most loft designs, in fact, are normally developed vertically, on two floors.


This loft design was created by Madeleine Ketiya, Homestyler floorplanner user

2. Big, floor-to-ceiling windows

High ceilings normally lead to another consequent feature: big, floor-to-ceiling windows.


This loft design was created by Rutchevelle Den Ouden, Homestyler mobile app user

The windows, in fact, need to be proportioned to the size of wall – And extra walls will require extra windows.

This results in a great addition to your loft living apartment: your loft design will in fact allow lots of light to stream in your house during the day time, reducing your elecrticity consumption and visually enlarging your space even more.


This loft design was created by Luiz Curto, Homestyler floorplanner user

3. A flexible room layout

Open plans are not the easiest to decorate but they are among the most rewarding ones. 

Loft living usually means that the kitchen, the dining room and the living room are all together in one big space – Some people even like to include the bedroom in the same room layout.


This loft design was created by chrissy w, Homestyler mobile app user

This explains why loft design is not necessarily recommended to big families – Because the spaces and the rooms are not separated from each other, nobody gets too much privacy.

If young and single people love loft living, however, it also has to do with the open plan layout. 

This gives more flexibity in the furniture arrangement and more freedom to change the room layout whenever we feel like.

This also makes every room easy to reach and less formal.

Afterall, walls are not the only ways to separate rooms: you can think of multiple rugs, or floating furniture.

Another idea, is to separate the rooms with the use of artworks. For example, a very big statement painting can be placed in the room that you consider being "the heart of your loft design", catching the attention among the other spaces.

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This loft design was created by Stile Homer, Homestyler floorplanner user

4. A mix of different interior design styles

To visually separate the space in your loft design, you can even try out a different interior design style for every part of your open plan.


This loft design was created by miriam Franchini, Homestyler mobile app user

Are you thinking of going for an eclectic look, to add more interest to your loft design? This is your chance.

Loft living gives you the chance to unleash your creativity and can lead your imaginations to levels that would remain unreachable in a traditional design, where every room is defined and separated from the others.


This loft design was created by Puspa ., Homestyler mobile app user

7 Small Bedroom Ideas with Big Features

Living the big city life can be certainly exciting but there are a few downsides when it comes to home design.

In a city apartment, in fact, big spaces might be just a dream and you might encounter the challenge of dealing with small rooms too often.

If you are struggling with a small bedroom design or you want to learn a few useful tricks on how to decorate a small bedroom in a way that it doesn't feel so cluttered but instead can still give an airy feeling, this post is definitely for you.

1. Enlarge the space using a mirror

This is an old visual trick, but we must admit that it always works. Hanging a mirror on one of your small bedroom's walls can create a visual effect and make the room look and feel bigger than it is.


This small bedroom design was created by Susan Yanelys, Homestyler floorplanner user

Moreover, it's always good to have a mirror in your bedroom, to check your outfit or fix your make up – And make sure you are not having a terrible hair day!

2. Go with light colors

A small bedroom needs to be decorated with light shades, so that the room can give a bright and airy feeling.

For this reason, we definitely recommend white walls and other light and neutral shades for the decorations.

Dark shades, in fact, risk to make your bedroom look even smaller than it really is – And the space too cluttered indeed.


This small bedroom design was created by Carmen Cantariño, Homestyler floorplanner user‎

We must admit, however, that dark walls do add a dramatic touch to every room design, but in case of a small bedroom and, in this case, it might be wiser to limit a dark share just to a single wall – And this goes to the point number 3.

3. Make a statement

Something has to been said, to be completely honest. Accent walls do make a statement, and add more interest to any kind of room. 

Yes, your small bedroom needs to be airy, but this doesn't mean that it has to be boring. A single accent wall, made with a different material – Such as wood, or an unusual painting color, could really make a difference between a usual bedroom, that anyone can have and one that you would only dream of.


This small bedroom design was created by Sandra Gutiérrez, Homestyler mobile app user

4. Arrange the bed in a corner

Obviously, your bed will take most of the space in your small bedroom decor – And so it should be, since it is the most important piece of furniture in a bedroom design.

However, a useful and efficient trick to get more space out of a small bedroom, is to avoid placing the bed in the middle of the room.

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This small bedroom design was created by angiebare69 m, Homestyler mobile app user

We suggest to think about a bedroom layout in which this item is pushed in a corner, so that you would still have a fairly big enough space for anything else you might want to fit in your bedroom.

5. Less is more

Your bedroom really is your safe space, far from everything and everyone. you don't need to overcharge it with so many pieces of furniture and accessories.

When it comes to decorating a small bedroom, just remember that less is more, and minimalism is most of the time the right approach to design a small room design.


This small bedroom design was created by Celina, Homestyler mobile app user

Think about what you absolutely need to have in your room, when you wake up or go to sleep. Anything else, can be easily placed in another room.

Once you have your bed, a nightstand and a wardrobe, what else do you need?

6. Remember to add at least one window

Window are recommended in every kind of room design, but especially in smaller ones. The reasons of this are mainly two:

– They make the room look bigger

– They can function as a real artwork (assuming they lead to a wonderful view outside).

Not to mention ho great it is to have natural light streaming in your bedroom when you need to wake up early or you want to enjoy reading a book laying on your bed without needing to turn the artificial light on.

Moreover, indows have also been proved to have beneficial effects on the mood.


This small bedroom design was created by Laura Leticia Niebla Lizarraga, Homestyler mobile app user

In conclusion, whether it is facing you, when you wake up, or it is on your bed's side, this choice is completely up to you, but just make sure you do have a window in your bedroom – Especially if your bedroom is particularly small.

7. Don't overdo with your bed's frame and headborad

We know that the headboard plays a key role when choosing a new bed to buy. The thing is though, that a big headboard that would catch the attention too much, is not the right accessory in a small bedroom decor.

The principle is always the same, don't try to over accessorize your small bedroom design, because otherwise you might end up in making it look even smaller than it actually is.


This small bedroom design was created by Susan Yanelys, Homestyler floorplanneruser

In the spirit of minimalistic room design, we do recommend you to opt for a very simple headboard – If not, even a bed without a headboard at all.

These are our 7 tips to ace a small bedroom design. Can you think of more? 

As always, we would be more than happy to know your thoughts!