5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments

5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog

It can be challenging to figure out the right layout that works best for a small apartment. And with the space limitation that comes with every small apartment, furniture arrangement has become more important. Wondering which kind of layout you should go for? Take inspiration from these amazingly spacious and stylish apartments:

1. Open Concept

One of the ways to make spaces appear bigger is to have an open concept, just like this eclectic style apartment where white partition walls are used to separate the living room from the dining room. To add on, the use of neutral colours throughout the apartment does help to make the rooms look more spacious, which comes to no surprise as neutral colours like white are known to make rooms appear bigger.


5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog
5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog

And if you think that using neutral colours can be dull and boring, get some decorating ideas from this apartment! Although the home owner has stuck to the neutral colour palette, she has thrown in home decor in different bold prints, patterns and textures to make the rooms look more lively and interesting.


5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog

2. The 2-in-1 Layout

What do you do when you have space constraint? Think of multi-purpose spaces like having a bedroom and dining room in just one space, just like this apartment. Instead of getting a bed, the home owner has substituted it with a sofa bed, which she has placed in the center of the room. Behind the sofa bed, there are bookshelves and a dining table to create a space to dine or to do work. If there’s a statement to describe this apartment, it would be: smart use of space.

For extra warmth and cosiness, the home owner has used warm coloured furniture and home decor.


5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog
5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog
5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog

3. New York Style Layout

What we love about this layout: the way the home owner has separated two rooms. Instead of using partition walls to separate two rooms, the home owner has placed the bed and the sofa on opposite walls, creating a division between the bedroom and living room. She has also managed to have a small workspace at the corner of her bedroom. Furniture arrangement becomes more important when working with small apartments.


5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog
5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog

4. The Furniture

Apart from using partition walls, curtains etc to separate two spaces, use a trunk instead if you want something different. What’s great about this is that you can get extra storage. Thinking of how to make your living room more spacious? Take inspiration from this apartment and opt for an armchair instead of a couch to save space.


5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog
5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog
5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog

5. The Bookcase

Instead of resting the bookcase against the wall, the home owner has positioned the bookcase at the foot of the bed, allowing greater space for her living and dining space.


5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog
5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog
5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog
5 Layouts That Work For Small Apartments - The HipVan Blog