A Small Apartment In Sweden

In America, we seem to like big. The bigger the better. There are sayings such as "Everything is bigger in Texas." It is said with pride. 

But in other countries, small is not looked upon as less. Take this home in Sweden.




The furnishings are sparse for this resident. Which gives it a much more spacious feel. 

But I can imagine color lighting up this place like a rainbow.



The kitchen is quite small by our standards. But just look how well-contained it is. It has what you need from what I can see.


Even better, there is a window into the living space, which makes the kitchen feel even bigger. And it's a quaint touch as well.



The furnishings aren't my cup of tea. But I can envision my things here. My quilts folded over a couch and serving as well art.



Wall cubbies keep your clothing sorted and organized. This is a nice feature. One that makes great use of the space.


You can look out this window to the bustling street below. City living. This could be quite accommodating if you didn't own a car. I doubt you'd really need one.


And this is the sprawling building you'd live in. Picturesque, architecturally appealing.



Can you imagine yourself living here? I can. I like the cozy feel of this space. 

It is not big. But for me, it is "enough."


Photo Sources: Apartment Therapy, Fantastic, & My Scandinavian Home

27 comments

  1. I could move there in a hot second. So cozy, and I am sure there are nearby flea markets and such to add some warm touches with vintage finds.

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  2. It looks plenty spacious enough for me. I love everything about it. xo Laura

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  3. I imagine all the money I could save if I didn't need a car! I love the idea of living in the middle of a bustling city.

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  4. I know I don't need it, but I crave space. I hate feeling closed in. This is a gorgeous apartment and the building is amazing.

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  5. I would love it! As a matter of fact, my sister lived in Lund, Sweden in a somewhat similar apartment. Compact, cozy, and very 'European'!

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  6. Brenda, you could do wonders with this space! It is very open, light and airy, but a little cold. I agree, could definitely use some pops of color and some cozy touches.

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  7. Beautiful.. I love it. I love the outside of the building too..

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  8. I really like the first shot...it strikes you right away.

    I am quite sure I'd soon have it cluttered up with books, sewing stuff, etc though! :)

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  9. If I ever should find myself alone again, this is definitely the way I would live. I am with you, though about the color. I would have to add quilts, colorful pillows and rugs, paintings (probably my own crappy ones) and lot of color in the other accessories, like the pots and pans and detritus in the kitchen.

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  10. I'm sure this beautiful apartment costs the earth. Why can't there be well planned, efficient layouts in less expensive buildings! We don't need luxury building materials we need good architectural design.

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  11. This is a lovely apartment! I like the way they used the space.

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  12. What a pretty little apartment! I know that you would put your colorful stamp on it, Brenda, and it would be wonderful. But I actually love the black and white that is in there with the wood finishings. It's very European!

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  13. See there....you surprised me again, I LOVE IT!!!!

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  14. I absolutely love this apartment! I really would not do too much more except to maybe add a Eames type chair and ottoman along with a faux fur throw and some beautiful European art! I hope someday to eventually be able to purchase a small apt. In Europe. I love the city and the quaintness of what I has to offer!

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  15. I love the peaceful simplicity of it all. As much as I am loving white walls lately, I do think the starkness needs to be warmed up a bit with some color. Thanks for sharing this delightful space!

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  16. ...a darling apartment. While I might add different style furniture, and just a TOUCH of color, I would leave the walls as they are, with very little on them...they give the feel of a larger space to me. For myself, I wouldn't want to live in the middle of a city...I would rather have a small house at the edge of the city. We all live different things, don't we. 'tis what makes life interesting. :)

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  17. that should be "we all LIKE different things...."

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  18. Brenda, love the apartment and its use of space! I have been to Stockholm and it is a beautiful bustling city with the old and new side by side! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  19. What a lovely apartment.. I love all the white and how organized it looks. It seems so spacious!

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  20. I love this!!! I love how the furniture is minimal and the neutral shades with black accents. Really nice and I could definitely live here! But you know me, I can shift to large spaces very easily. Just me.

    Jane

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  21. Like you, I would need some color. But the bones are there - it's a lovely space.

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  22. Very hip and minimalized love the clean look and how space is utilized. I also would have to add stuff to it. Many of the apartments in NY city are on a small scale as well. Thanks so much for sharing

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  23. I really like this apartment and the building is beautiful. And I could see myself living there if it were just me. But with a hubby, I would need more room...I just need to be by myself a lot...I'm an introvert so maybe that is the reason. I also prefer living where I can see more of nature.

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  24. I love it. The character of the place is so Scandinavian and reminds me of my childhood in Denmark, which borders Sweden. The styles are similar, so this is very familiar. Love it. I really think space is a very personal thing. One thing is not more right than the other. Some like more space and some like smaller spaces, either is wonderful. What I love about the space above is that it totally works.

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  25. I am in deep like with that simple wall of artwork. I love this and could totally live there all by myself, but would add some pops of color here and there as well as rugs on the floor. Thanks for sharing this with us. xo

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  26. Love that apartment, could live there!!

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