Creating a Roomy Aesthetic in a Cozy 40 Square Meter Space through Minimalist Design

These two Ukrainian home designs offer great ideas for those looking to remodel small apartments. Despite the limited floor area of just 40 square metres, each interior design has been kept minimalistic to create a sense of spaciousness and functionality. Storage volumes have been implemented to maintain an uncluttered layout, while colourful accents add a touch of freshness and liveliness. One of the apartments features an open flow design with a portiere shrouded bedroom, while the other has a segmented approach that includes a separated cosy lounge, kitchen diner, glass wall bedroom and home workspace. To help readers fully understand the layout, all floor plans are provided at the end of each home tour.

This cozy and inviting apartment located in the heart of Dnipro, Ukraine measures 38.67 square meters. Its minimalist design exudes a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The use of different colors adds vibrancy to the space. The muted pea green sofa is complemented by yellow accent cushions, while the grape coffee table ties everything together in harmony with the calming silver grey rug.

Maximizing space was essential in our compact apartment. To make the most of every inch, we creatively integrated the media unit into the lounge TV wall and extended it under the kitchen peninsula. The result is a seamless and visually appealing overlap that adds a pop of color to the space.

The kitchen pendant lights gracefully curve to take advantage of the ample space provided by the high ceiling.

The living space is lit up by stylish black track lights that are attached to a raw concrete ceiling, giving off an industrial vibe.

The charcoal fitted furniture is complemented by delicate glass vases and beautiful artwork that serve as subtle yet elegant decorative accents.

Let’s take a look at the layout of a studio apartment.

The walkway leading to the home entryway serves as the storage space for all clothing closets and other necessities in the house.

To create a cozy dining space, consider placing some bar stools around your kitchen peninsula.

We recently completed a redesign project in Lviv, Ukraine, where we transformed a one-room apartment into a two-room apartment spanning 40 square metres. To achieve a clean and functional space, we opted for Scandinavian minimalism and organised the area with zoning techniques.

Although the project was not very extensive in terms of size, it managed to incorporate specific sections for the bedroom, kitchen/diner, lounge, foyer, and study.

The materials selected have a relaxed and natural vibe that provides a light and effortless aesthetic.

The organization has put in significant effort to ensure that storage areas are optimized for efficiency and simplicity.

The presence of a glass divider between the bedroom and kitchen creates an illusion of more space in the area. This also serves as a decorative element, enhancing the overall appeal of the two rooms.

The dining area of today effortlessly connects with both the kitchen and bedroom, creating a seamless flow between the three spaces.

Thick drapes are pulled together around the glass walls of the bedroom to ensure privacy and reduce noise from the kitchen diner.

The L-shaped kitchen gets a pop of color with a stunning aqua blue glass backsplash that enhances the wood effect.

To create a feeling of openness and brightness, the upper surfaces of the wooden cupboards have been painted with a white stripe. The use of white track lights that seamlessly blend with the ceiling enhances this effect and helps to create a clean and uncluttered look in the room.

A pendant light in the dining room is mounted on the wall and hangs gracefully over the fresh dining table.

Bringing in floral plants is an excellent way to add a touch of natural beauty inside your home. Pairing them up with sheer white drapes helps ward off the view of the concrete jungle outside, letting you bask in the serenity of nature’s wonders.

The perfect addition to your entryway would be a cozy tufted cube seat that fits perfectly in a corner across from your front door. Its square shape pairs perfectly with modern geometric floor tiles in muted shades of grey.

The hallway gets a touch of simplicity with a circular wall mirror and coat hooks in a classic black hue.

Installing lighting fixtures beneath your cabinets can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your living space.

The seamless stream of blue effortlessly connects all parts of the house from any viewpoint.

The use of a cool shade of grey for the walls provides a light and airy feel to the small space without making it look too cramped.

Softly glowing pendant lights hang on either side of the cozy sleeping nook in the bedroom, casting a warm radiance that highlights the built-in headboard’s functional and decorative capabilities. The deep ledge provides ample space for books and trinkets, adding a personal and unique touch to the space.

A compact makeup table takes up the little space available at the end of the bed and is conveniently hidden from the kitchen’s sight by curtains.

In the shaded bedroom area, a contemporary vanity table is complemented by a small circular mirror above it. This addition helps to brighten up the space and make it more inviting. Additionally, the room benefits from clerestory windows that can slide open to provide natural ventilation.

The white bathroom design has been given a touch of warmth and natural charm with the use of wood effect tiles that adorn the shower area and the floor.

The petite area shines with the help of chrome fixtures.

The toilet slotting perfectly in the same corner as the shower has the advantage of providing privacy from the bathroom vanity section.

The smaller-sized bathroom has been designed with a dual purpose in mind, including a space for household tasks.

A visual representation of the layout design that highlights the flow of natural light throughout the entire apartment.

The arrangement of the wall as it was originally built.

Introducing a fresh apartment layout featuring a bedroom enclosed with a stunning glass wall.

The initial flat was designed with a single space meant for the living room, kitchen, and dining sections, alongside one bedroom.

The latest setup allows for a full division between the living area and the cooking/eating space.

The kitchen area is complemented by a spacious pantry that’s located conveniently around the corner, adjacent to the entrance of the house. Additionally, there’s a work area conveniently placed next to the windows.

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