Small apartments offer a homely haven from the outside world - but also less space for decorative self-expression.
These three homes from M2 Architecture, Mihail Vasin, and Dorota Pilor essentially define the modern minimalistic style.
Modern Scandinavian design is known to be born out of the 1930s. In this style, everything is functional and simplified.
Haven't most art enthusiasts dreamed of having a gallery of their own? This home makes those desires a reality.
Coordinating accents within a dark-themed interior can challenge even the most creative decorator. While everything seems to go with white, black and dark grey are a little trickier especially for those who crave a more subdued design.
One of the safest ways to decorate a small space is to simplify everything - subtle patterns, light colors, limited decor, clean lines, etc.
The sky is the limit when tall ceilings meet compact floor plans. The homes featured in this post sacrificed some of their impressive height for the sake of gaining more usable square footage - and the results are pretty fun to admire.
Nordic design has profoundly influenced the aesthetics of the modern world - from typography to art and architecture and, of course, the objects inside our homes.
Located in the heart of Kiev, this modern apartment by Yø DEZEEN uses a strong contemporary interior design theme accented with classical ornamentation.
Chinese decor and architecture is many things: sometimes humble and sometimes opulent, exciting or subdued, colorful and textural, and always thoughtful.
Modernist architecture (also known as International Style) is defined by thin linear forms, exposed metal frames, concrete cladding, and little ornamentation - characteristics often met with hesitation due to the perception that strict functionalism leads to overly minimalistic spaces.
When you think of neutrals in an interior design context, which colors do you imagine? Beige and wood typically make a lovely duo, as do white and grey - but the homes in this post break up these archetypal pairings by demonstrating the beauty of wood cladding and grey together.
Are you having trouble figuring out where to begin in the redecorating process? For adventurous types, it can be difficult to decide which style to pursue in the first place.
How many ways could you think to decorate the same 24 square meter apartment? Martin Architects set the stage with a tidy layout, and designer Landusheva Nastia took to the drawing board to explore a range of styles that would work well with the interior.
It's always a shame to cover up traditional features during a renovation - but the allure of fresh modern design is hard to pass up.
These simple interiors are a nice palate cleanser after a long day of looking for more complicated design ideas.
Compact spaces are a satisfying source of challenge for interior designers. When you can practically see every room from any location in the home, it immediately becomes obvious why many small apartment residents opt for safe and neutral decor.
Bridging the gap between modern minimalism and comfortable traditional design, these open-plan living rooms offer a practical and accessible style for just about any taste.
Although more common in small studio apartments, even sprawling interiors can benefit from the sense of freedom an open plan layout allows.
Adventurous decorators can find endless inspiration in dark color schemes, a choice that comes with more creative constrictions than lighter or more conventional palettes.
Dark doesn't always mean gloomy. These rich interiors exemplify the sophisticated side of the greyscale spectrum.