Elegantly Done Small House Interior Design Ideas

Small houses and loft apartments are today a part of urban living. Most of our cities are populated so heavily, spacious and roomy houses are not the rule but the exception. With more people keen to have a home in fashionable quarters and inside the town limits, small homes and apartments are practical solution for the house crunch and high real estate rates.

With the arrival of small houses, minimalist, contemporary and eclectic furniture has come to be in much demand. People have not space, place, time or interest to find humongous looking solid furniture. People live in mini houses and minuscule apartments so they want small -size furniture that will not look clumsy or heavy in the limited space available.

In most small houses or apartments, the living room doubles up as dining room. The house designs are open and quite fluid with an open type kitchen that runs into the living room directly. The formal dining room has been replaced by the kitchen counters or kitchen-island counters that serve as the dining area with either high dining chairs or some bar stools with adjustable heights.

Bedrooms are small with compact beds – maybe king size along with built-in storage under the bed for storing extra stuff. The wardrobes are mostly wall supported – maybe walk-in closets which can match the bed and nightstands. A small built-in alcove could be the dressing area. Any work area or the home office is most probably accommodated right in the bedroom.

Kids; rooms and the guest bedroom are self-contained and the furniture is easy to maintain kind as well small in size and modernly minimalist in style. With modular furniture options, kids’ rooms come with bunk bed and modular units that can make the kids’ room completely self-sufficient and cool looking through out year.

Storage shelves are a must in small houses and apartments. With the clutter that can happen in a jiffy in high traffic areas like kitchen, dining counters and bathrooms, shelves for storage can be easy way to contain the chaos. And you need to de-clutter the house on a regular basis so that the there is only essential and if any minimum stuff lying around so that you can continue to have clutter-free home. Here are some images of a small home with exquisite looking furniture from Seriea Mania for your perusal.

With Floral Backsplash
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Wall Supported Display Shelves
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Simple Home Office Corner
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Simple and Elegant Dining Area
elegant dining area design

Living Room with Media Console

Kids’ Room Bunk Bed and Study
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Elegantly Furnished Bedroom
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Complete Set of Bedroom Furniture
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Bedroom with Private Work Area
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Modular Sofas with Modern Themes

Sectionals have become more popular today than traditional sofa sets thanks to their modular nature. People with small homes, small-size apartments, studios and lofts have started to appreciate the plus points of sectional and are keen to have these to optimize the space available and still have roomy and comfortable seating arrangements.

Traditional kinds of sofas were huge and taking more space – which is fast becoming a precious commodity. With latest design sectionals – which are not even more scaled down and smaller in size, small homes look better furnished with proper size sofas – but that are very elegant and enough elbow space for the comfort of the users.

The other benefit of a sectional is that you can do away with a day bed in case you are pressed for space. The sectional can double up as a day bed and at a pinch can even accommodate an overnight guest if there be no other bed. Sectionals serve as good as sleeper sofas and they are very welcome in media room while watching TV or playing games.

Though modular sectionals can be easier to fit in small homes – still it is better to measure spaces available to accommodate the sectionals as well check the entry ways, staircases if any and the doors and corners that have to be maneuvered while bringing in the sectional. And be sure to measure the length of the wall along which you have to position the sectional.

The sectional can be all wood, all metal or a combination of both with beautiful upholstery of pure leather, faux leather, suede, micro fiber and silk upholstery. You can have padded arms or rolled arms. You can have built-in drop-side table tops, built-in storage options for lights and other value added additions that can make the sectional a special customized piece.

For footrest, you can have a detachable ottoman in the same upholstery as the sectional that can make it a perfectly comfortable daybed if you want to take a snooze. High quality upholstery, dense and comfortable foam filling and superior springs normally are features of high-end sectionals that are sure to give long years of durable service.

Here are some beautifully manufactured sectionals with leather or microfiber upholstery that enhance the look of the sectionals from Selene Furniture. Some of the sectionals are scaled down versions perfect for the small homes and apartments – with the same amount of comforts. Check what you like best?

Wonderful White Leather Sectional
modern living room sofas

White and Gray Combo for Great Effect
modern living room sofas

Wall Size Sectional with Small Wood Coffee Table
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Top View of White Leather Sectional
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Suede Brown Sectional and White Rug
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Sectional in Leather with Glass Accessories
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Gray Walls and Rug Set off White Sectional
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Dove Gray with Pristine White Rug
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Trendy Sofas for Elegant Looking Homes

Shopping for furniture can be fun and challenging. Especially if you are going to do the shopping for your new home and buy everything new, it can be really exciting and thrilling to go and check so many choices. You can go online and check the shops for an idea to know what the latest in furniture world is and what you like most.

You can go through the catalogue books that will instruct you on the various styles you can use to decorate your home and respective style furniture that will look best in your home. Once you see the details about traditional, country, classic, contemporary, minimalistic, eclectic, French and shabby chic etc, you will come to know your liking and your favorite style.

Depending on the size of your home, you can decide what kind of sofa set you can look far. You will like a three-seat sofa, a sectional, and one or two single sofas which will be sufficient for a small home. You must understand that small spaces cannot take too heavy and too large size sofas. So you need to know how much area is available before deciding on the sofa set.

Designer sofas can really add to the beauty of your home. But designer sofa is too general a term. You must know what style you are going to adopt for your house and what your favorite style is. You may discuss with your interior decorator to clear your mind about what will suit your home style and your individual living style.

Bespoke sofas can be the ultimate in luxury. Getting what you want is one part of the benefit and the second is the sofas will be made just for you and they will be unique and one of a kind can make the sofas more special. Think how nice to have your kind of style translated into a sofa just for you and only you will be enjoying the joy of owning it.

Whatever the kind of basic material you are deciding for your sofas, you can always choose the upholstery according to the wall color, window treatment you are planning for your home. If you have a small-size living room, again make sure of the measurements. Here are some beautiful looking sofas from Gruppo FEG – sofas, sectionals, single sofas and ottoman – all kind of furniture to make your living room beautiful.

Sofa Cushions with Lounge Chairs All in White

Sofa in Small Check Pattern and With Camel Back

Comfortable Seating with Small Ottoman

Day Bed with Single Side and Back Support

Round Shaped Single Sofas in White

Floral Pattern Upholstered Sofa with Cushions

Camel Backed Comfy Sofa with Arms

Pretty Looking Sectional in White

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Innovative Retractable Wall – Smart Home Features

Do you have some new ideas to make the available space go farther? If you have a small spaced garage-like area but with high ceiling and some additional height, you can create mezzanine level space to use as a media room, den or a library there. If you have some space under the stairs along the entry way or a corridor, you can put a bunk bed and create a kid’s room in there.

View Of In Between Adjustable Wall
View Of In Between Adjustable Wall

Whatever may be the limitations or restrictions, if you have imagination, you can circumvent it and create a good solution. If you have a small home with a large living area, how you can create some privacy when you may need it? By using a partition screen, you can create some private space within a small area away from visitors’ eyes.

Seating Arrangement With Adjustable Wall
Seating Arrangement With Adjustable Wall

A partition or a screen may be a temporary and non-imaginative kind of a solution. Can you create a different kind of partition that can be both permanent yet at the same time not fixed? How can you have a flexi partition – that can look not like a traditional screen but still can be stowed away? Can we have a wall that can be retracted so that it is invisible?

Retractable Glass Shelf Or Wall As Needed
Retractable Glass Shelf Or Wall As Needed

Here you can see some images of a small home with retractable wall option. This is designed by the renowned designer firm – Fertility Design – a Chinese Studio – with a reputation for innovative designs. This home has a movable retractable wall inside their living room. This wall creates a separate room when needed which can be retracted to have spacious and roomy living area.

Living Room View With Movable Wall
Living Room View With Movable Wall

With this retractable wall in position, the area adjacent to living room can be used as home office, work area or a bedroom. This is made of glass completely – looks more like a shelf and is well fitted and provides soundproofing when needed. When this wall retracts, the living room looks bigger and more spacious including the work room area also.

Living Room Retractable Wall Media Unit
Living Room Retractable Wall Media Unit

The wall is made of wooden frame with glass panels. It runs on like sliding doors on channels smoothly and effortlessly. When the wall is drawn and locked into position, at first glance, the factor that the wall is retractable is not discernible at all. The wall forms a natural part of the home and blends very nicely with the home décor aspects beautifully. Don’t you think you can benefit from one such retractable glass wall?

Glass Covered Adjustable Wall Closed View
Glass Covered Adjustable Wall Closed view

Front Side View Open Retractable Wall
Front Side View Open Retractable Wall

Compact Living Room With Adjustable Wall
Compact Living Room With Adjustable Wall

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Simple And Elegant All White Small Home

A white home can be very relaxing and look very elegant. White décor has been popular always and seems never to go out of fashion. Especially now that winter is almost gone, spring and summer can be best enjoyed with a white dominant home. You can think of getting only the wall décor white. You can get only the flooring white or you can make the home all white – including furniture and accessories.

White brings a sense of cool and serene interiors. Spaciousness, clean pristine design lines, spare and formal elegance all can be achieved with a white décor. Sometimes white accents with colorful furniture with white décor may give a look of informal and gay look. But an all white décor always looks more regal and more formal that can be awesome.

Families with small children may feel hesitant to go for all white décor. Yes, it may be tough to manage white upholstery and rugs – especially if your have boisterous pets and playful children. It will sound like continuous cleaning up, continuous washing and getting bothered by dust and clutter. But with grown-up kids and no pets, all white homes are quite possible to manage.

Along with white upholstery, white sheers as curtains can add to the timeless elegance and limitless spacious look you can get from an all white décor. White sheers allow for maximum light streaming in and also reflect the artificial light. But incase you want a soothing low-bright ambiance for your bedroom, you can always use dark or black color drapes in the bedroom only.

You do not have to use a uniform kind of white through out the house. Actually even if you try to have the same kind of white, because of the different materials and textures involved, you will have different kind of whites in a kind of layered look in your all white home décor. Walls, wood, upholstery, fabric, counters and flooring – each are with different texture and look differently white.

Here you have images of an all white home designed by Minimal Studio. It is a small home in a minimalist design furnished in contemporary style. Look at the all white kitchen with white countertops, white walls and white flooring. The dining countertop of the kitchen island is also dazzling white. The living room, bedroom and bathroom are all pristine white – except for the dark shade drapes and the sofa set in dark upholstery! Is it not adorable?

Pristine White Bath Accessories All White Home
Pristine White Bath Accessories All White Home

Home Office All White Home Décor
Home Office All White Home Décor

Dining Counter All White Home Décor
Dining Counter All White Home Décor

Dark Upholstery Contrast White Décor
Dark Upholstery Contrast White Décor

Cute All White Bed Nightstand Wall Floor
Cute All White Bed Nightstand Wall Floor

Bright White Vanity All White Décor
Bright White Vanity All White Décor

All White Beautiful Kitchen White Counters
All White Beautiful Kitchen White Counters

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Charming Home – Contemporary Style decor

Getting a home done in a style that is relevant to the present day trends can be called contemporary style. Using color schemes that are popular now and getting furniture that is appreciated now and in demand today are the basics of contemporary style. Simple, sophisticated and understated elegance are the hallmark of contemporary décor.

Contemporary style interiors are warm and comfortable. Modern and minimalist décor also can be called contemporary as baroque style is not as much in demand today. Homes may be spacious or small; and contemporary décor aims at creating a spacious look even in a small size home focusing on the space available and making the design flow around unrestricted.

Mostly the color scheme preferred for contemporary décor is based on white and black or pastels and neutrals. Only the accents are given in deep shades and bold color choices. Most often white and black are the favorite choices. Wood is common choice for flooring and sometimes even for wall panels with large glass floor-to-ceiling size windows.

Here you can see images of a charming home done in contemporary style. Though it is a small home, it does not look cluttered or congested. Open type design with classic lines makes the home look larger than the actual size with stylish interiors. This house has been designed by Geometix -internationally acclaimed designers.

The house is mostly done in white base wall décor against which the choice of black looks very effective in upholstery and accents; like in the bathroom where the flooring is done with black tiles which is again used to give accent in the wall panel. The bathroom is small but with very compact layout with quadrant shower cubicle with height adjustable shower option and pretty looking vanity in white.

The bedroom has clean-cut-design lines with low platform bed with wide headboard option in black which is matched by the lounger in black as well the pedestal lamp with a black shade. The foyer area is tiny but looks spacious with a couple of chairs upholstered in black looking very pretty against the gleaming wood paneled walls.

The living area is compact and with open design – holding all the three areas together in a streamlined fashion. Seating arrangement, dining area and kitchen – all are compactly planned without looking cluttered or congested any way. White wall décor and furniture upholstered in white sets off beautifully the black countertops, counters, coffee table, and console table as well the huge glass screen home theater which is the focus of the living room décor.

View Lounge Open Design Contemporary Style
View Lounge Open Design Contemporary Style

Living Room Décor White Black Contemporary Style
Living Room Décor White Black Contemporary Style

Kitchen Dining Done Contemporary Style
Kitchen Dining Done Contemporary Style

Elegant White Black Contemporary Living Room
Elegant White Black Contemporary Living Room

Dining Area Open Design Contemporary Style
Dining Area Open Design Contemporary Style

Contemporary Style Foyer Black Accent Chairs
Contemporary Style Foyer Black Accent Chairs

Comfy Cool Contemporary Bedroom & Lounger
Comfy Cool Contemporary Bedroom & Lounger

Bathrooms Shower Vanity Contemporary Home
Bathrooms Shower Vanity Contemporary Home

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