A Small Light Filled Apartment with Plants and Color

Small-space living isn’t hard if you know how to use the space well and decorate the rooms with color, plants, and stylish furniture. This 42-square-meter apartment in Stockholm shows how a small home can be fun, bright, and stylish.

The apartment was built in the 1930s, and the home still features original elements like the preserved floorplan, kitchen cabinets, and the glass wall with a door between the kitchen and the small bedroom.

light scandinavian living room with round table and balcony nordroom
natural light living room with dining table and open cabinets nordroom

Large west-facing windows flood the rooms in the apartment with natural light. The living room is a charming space with white walls and a parquet floor paired with plants, colorful details, and an open cabinet.

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light scandi living room
light scandi living room with dining table and plants

The room is small, so the owners opted for a neutral base with white walls and a wooden floor paired with wooden and light-colored furnishings. This calm base is spruced up with colorful elements in art and textiles as well as plants that add a lively tone to the space.

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living room with plants and open cabinets
round table with blue tablecloth and vintage chairs nordroom
living room with round dining table and balcony

The living room opens up to a small, sunny balcony with rattan seating and plants.

small balcony with plants
small sunny balcony nordroom
view into living room with round table
sunny pink bedroom with ochre yellow throw nordroom

The bedroom is small but very light, thanks to the corner window. The walls are painted in a dusty pink shade, paired with an ochre yellow throw and door leading to the living room.

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small kitchen with glass wall to pink bedroom nordroom

The original glass wall with a sliding door separates the kitchen from the bedroom. The kitchen is small with on one side original cabinets that are paired with modern white cupboards and open shelves.

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small kitchen white tiles wooden shelves
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The floor plan is open between the living room and hallway to make the room feel larger. The hall is divided into two areas with here wardrobes that are hidden by a green velvet curtain.

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small hallway with orange wall and large wall mirror nordroom

The hallway sets the tone for the rest of the apartment as it is painted in the same yellow color as the door between the living room and bedroom. A clever small storage system offers room for coats, shoes, and other items.

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styling by Lindholm and photography by Boukari for Historiska Hem