THIS Is How You Make The Most Of Your Teeny-Tiny Apartment

Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
By Assia

This insanely charming, 377-square-foot one-bedroom apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, feels much larger than it actually is, thanks to some clever decorating solutions. With a lofted bed, a mounted bike rack, and even a washing machine, this mini-apartment has an impressive amount of space.
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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
This sliding glass door lets in tons of light, making the space appear bigger than it actually is. That's the beauty of natural light; it's practically a miracle-worker.
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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
We are loving this patterned wallpaper, which gives the room both depth and character.
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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
This clever little table can serve as either a dining table or a desk for working. And, the bench can accommodate at least four people, making decent-sized dinner parties totally possible.
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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
In spite of the fact that this apartment is short on space, there's no reason not to make room for flowers and plants — all of which are gorgeous decorating items without a lot of fuss.

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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
This flip-up patio table can be tucked away to make for more standing space if you're having a cocktail party. But, in the meantime, it's easily enjoyed with a morning cup of joe.
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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
"Small" does not have to mean "boring" when it comes to decorating. These bright-green cabinets add just the right amount of pop.
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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
No garden? No problem. This home uses window space to grow its own herbs.
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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
With a short clothing rack and set of drawers tucked underneath the lofted bed, this one-bedroom utilizes space for storage where it makes the most sense. The steps also act as a pseudo-bookshelf and display.

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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
It's miniature, sure, but on the other hand, it's practically a walk-in closet.
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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
Obviously, there's not enough space to hold a free-standing bike (not without some awkward corner maneuvering, that is), but this rack looks cool and is, of course, super-practical.
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Photo: Courtesy of Janne Olander/Living In A Shoebox.
The washing machine fits into a corner of the background, further proof of the apartment's ability to feel spacious in a functional way.

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