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Home visit: a cleverly planned small urban space

Just how multifunctional can a 25-square-metre home be? Find out how Aiko organised and decorated her stylish small space to accomodate a busy city lifestyle…
A grey and black living room with patio and French windows.
A gathering of friends around a dining room table.
Embrace flexible furnishings
Aiko transforms her living space into a dining room with the help of flexible pieces. The coffee table extends and can be raised to dining height, while the sofa is high enough to sit on to eat, and neat stacking chairs accomodate extra diners.
An open-plan living and kitchen space.
Smart space-planning
Opposite the sofa, Aiko has chosen closed storage – wooden cabinets painted matte black. The living area leads into a metre-wide, restaurant-inspired kitchen, where space is maximized with under stairs and open storage.
A grey and white bedroom with wooden storage boxes.
A place for everything
Light colours create a spacious feel in the sleeping gallery. The stack of open wooden storage boxes keeps things perfectly organized. A low area under the bathroom is utilized as additional storage space for clothes, with a wardrobe positioned next to it.
A grey and white bedroom with wooden storage boxes.
A small sanctuary with party potential
Aiko lives in a 25-square-metre apartment with a ceiling height of 3.5 metres, where she has managed to fit a living room, dining area, balcony, kitchen and bathroom, with a bedroom in the gallery. Despite its size and multiple functions, it still feels homely and spacious – somewhere to both relax and entertain friends.
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Made by
Interior designer: Emma Lange
Photographer: Oskar Falck
Writer: Stina Holmberg