Not always stylish homes have to be big homes. The common Paris apartment is a great example of just that. Since Europeans have mastered the art of living small and Parisians are some of the most sophisticated people in the world, it stands to reason that Paris would be a bountiful source for small space inspiration. And it is. To prove you that dwelling in a small house is possible without giving up style and luxury, here’s a selection of beautiful small Paris apartments that are amazingly designed.
It may be small, but thanks to a clever design this 300 square foot studio on the Left Bank has pretty much anything you could possibly need. Ample natural light and built-ins galore combine to make this small apartment surprisingly spacious.
Here’s a lovely little space in Paris. At only 430 square feet, it’s quite small, at least by American standards, but it feels much larger thanks to judicious furniture design — and those big, beautiful windows.
This beautifully compact studio by French architect Marianne Evennou is only 270 square feet, but there’s a lot happening in that small space. Lofting the bed means that the floor is free for a couch, a generous workspace and kitchen, and even a couple of closets.
Even though there is no specific formula when it comes to designing a small home or room, there are a few keys to success. Painting your walls in bright colors, utilizing unconventional hidden storage, embedding multi-purpose furniture — these are just some of the tricks. Finally, add paintings, graphic art and flower arrangements for a comfortable feel, and personalize the space in any way you can think of without overcrowding it. That’s the secret behind these Parisian homes.