This minimalist studio apartment is a masterclass in how to make a compact space feel open, airy and stylishly unconstrained. At just 465 square feet, the one-room home utilizes crisp white tones, clever layouts and minimalist design principles to create the illusion of a much larger living area.

Light, natural or otherwise, brings out the best in tight spaces. In this case, the sunlit open-plan interiors are complemente with white walls that lift the space visually from its sombre, dark-stained wood floors.
Light, natural or otherwise, brings out the best in tight spaces. In this case, the sunlit open-plan interiors are complemente with white walls that lift the space visually from its sombre, dark-stained wood floors.

Minimalist interior design

The efficient layout is key to maximizing every inch of this minimalist studio apartment. Rather than using a dining table which would consume precious floor space, the living area comfortably accommodates eight guests. A central wall separates the living room from the sleeping area while maintaining an open flow.

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Visitors can loop around the home through the bathroom, which connects to the bedroom and kitchen.
Visitors can loop around the home through the bathroom, which connects to the bedroom and kitchen.

White minimalist studio apartment

To brighten and open up the small studio, the minimalist design scheme relies on white walls, white furniture and a stacked shelving unit to define spaces without boxing them in. Warm multi-toned wood floors anchor the space, accented by a plush green area rug. Light from the windows enhances the bright, breezy feel.

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On this white palette, texture and pattern are layered to create exciting multi-dimensional surfaces. The repeated geometric patterns on the wallpaper help to create a sense of infinity.
On this white palette, texture and pattern are layered to create exciting multi-dimensional surfaces. The repeated geometric patterns on the wallpaper help to create a sense of infinity.

Patterned kitchen wallpaper

While the core minimalist studio apartment aesthetic is crisp, clean and uncluttered, textured decor elements prevent it from feeling sterile or bland. In the kitchen, a geometric patterned wallpaper adds depth and visual interest. The intentional layering of different textures throughout the home creates a multi-dimensional, almost artistic sensibility.

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Left pretty much in the original state, the home was dressed up with chic furnishings like Pop Art prints and funky lighting from Moooi. 
Left pretty much in the original state, the home was dressed up with chic furnishings like Pop Art prints and funky lighting from Moooi. 

Curated artwork and home accessories

To give the minimalist design some personality and focal points, the home is outfitted with strategically curated accessories like funky lighting fixtures and pops of color via contemporary art. Bespoke touches like these keep the minimalist studio apartment from feeling drab and give it a chic, boutique hotel-inspired vibe that feels high-end yet highly livable.

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