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Eight great ideas for your tiny apartment

If you’re living in a small home, you need to think twice about everything you buy. Is there enough space for it? Where does it fit? The good thing is: You’ll be less tempted to gather things and more tempted to declutter. Read on to find out how to make to most of a tiny apartment and give the illusion of more space.

1. Furniture and storage

Anything that offers shelf space and drawers is a wise choice when it comes to furnishing small rooms. What’s even better is if you find furniture that’s multifunctional and doesn’t take up much space.

  • Push
  • Push
  • Push
Skagerak Denmark Push

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  • Mirror Box (55 x 75 cm)
  • Mirror Box (55 x 75 cm)
  • Mirror Box (55 x 75 cm)
CHF 359.–
WOUD Mirror Box (55 x 75 cm)

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  • approx. 4–6 weeks
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  • Flatmate
  • Flatmate
  • Flatmate
CHF 1084.–
müller möbelwerkstätten Flatmate
The Flatmate secretary is your perfect flatmate: It takes up very little space, allows you to get all your work done and is very low-maintenance.
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Heavy product: Delivery to place of use (e.g. cellar, living room) available. Please note: General cargo delivery. Arranged by phone, generally within 1 to 2 days. Delivery to place of use, generally within 2 to 3 days.

  • approx. 4–6 weeks

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  • Blanco
  • Blanco
  • Blanco
CHF 230.–20% discount with voucher code
Woodman Blanco

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Heavy product: Delivery to place of use (e.g. cellar, living room) available. Please note: General cargo delivery. Arranged by phone, generally within 1 to 2 days. Delivery to place of use, generally within 2 to 3 days.

  • approx. 3–4 weeks

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  • Till (90 x 200 cm, White)
  • Till (90 x 200 cm, White)
CHF 498.–
Interlink SAS Till (90 x 200 cm, White)
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  • approx. 6–8 weeks

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  • Schuh (31cm)
  • Schuh (31cm)
CHF 299.–20% discount with voucher code
Tojo Schuh (31cm)
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  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
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2. Sticking with your colour concept

A wild mixture of colours makes small rooms look cluttered. Before you start furnishing and decorating your new home, think of two or three colours you’d like to stick to. Here’s a trick: Pick or paint shelves and cupboards in the same colour as the walls. This makes your furniture blend in with the walls, leaving your room look calm and airy.

3. Getting your cupboards and drawers right

Large cupboards and drawers are great, but not suitable to keep things in order, especially if you cram them full. Baskets and boxes are great to divide storage spaces in small and tidy units – be it in your kitchen or in your wardrobe.

  • zigzag
  • zigzag
CHF 9.10
Zeller Present zigzag
Perfect for any wardrobe storage. Use the clothes organizer for clothes in the closet or hang it on a clothes rack.

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Aufbewahrungsbox
CHF 5.85
Zeller Present Aufbewahrungsbox

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  • Pure A4 (3l)
  • Pure A4 (3l)
  • Pure A4 (3l)
CHF 5.90
Rotho Pure A4 (3l)

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  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
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4. Making use of high ceilings

Maximise your space by using the heights of your rooms. Wall shelves, hanging shelves and ladder shelves are great to keep your floor empty. But don’t fill your shelves up to the top; only place a few items on them and your storage space will double as decoration.

  • Noble (Multifunctional shelf, 70cm, 180cm)
  • Noble (Multifunctional shelf, 70cm, 180cm)
  • Noble (Multifunctional shelf, 70cm, 180cm)
3 of 3 remaining
CHF 178.–20% discount with voucher code
Cinas Noble (Multifunctional shelf, 70cm, 180cm)

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  • The Floating Coat Rack
  • The Floating Coat Rack
  • The Floating Coat Rack
Copenhanger The Floating Coat Rack

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  • Loop Shelf (wall rack, 72cm, 31cm)
  • Loop Shelf (wall rack, 72cm, 31cm)
  • Loop Shelf (wall rack, 72cm, 31cm)
CHF 130.–20% discount with voucher code
we do wood Loop Shelf (wall rack, 72cm, 31cm)
Flexible bamboo shelving system, which can be used individually or in combination
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5. Finding nooks

They appear awkward at first, but nooks are perfect to hide away things. Behind the door, underneath the bed, under a sloping roof or a staircase – every nook can be turned into storage space. DIY shelves and modular furniture systems are ideal, as they can be made to fit any shape and size of nook.

  • Clear (30l)
  • Clear (30l)
  • Clear (30l)
CHF 18.90
Rotho Clear (30l)
Where to put toys, blankets or bed linen? Quite simply: supply the Slido dust-proof in the transparent roller box and roll it under the bed!
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  • Kubus 6 (Bookshelf, Multifunctional shelf, Room divider, 45cm, 39cm)
  • Kubus 6 (Bookshelf, Multifunctional shelf, Room divider, 45cm, 39cm)
  • Kubus 6 (Bookshelf, Multifunctional shelf, Room divider, 45cm, 39cm)
CHF 169.–20% discount with voucher code
Europe & Nature Kubus 6 (Bookshelf, Multifunctional shelf, Room divider, 45cm, 39cm)

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  • Estique
  • Estique
  • Estique
CHF 25.–
Umbra Estique
Practical organizer for your wardrobe. Space-saving, can be hung on any door.
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6. Bathrooms

The bathroom is the one room in almost everyone’s home that’s full of loose items – cotton buds, moisturising cream, jewellery, shampoo, hairspray and so on. This often looks messy. When it comes to your bathroom, there’s only one thing: keep it simple. Go for plain-coloured towels and keep toiletries in baskets. Rotating shelves and under sink storage solutions don’t take up a lot of space and make sure you have everything you need to hand.

  • Cubiko
  • Cubiko
  • Cubiko
CHF 35.–
Umbra Cubiko
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  • Bad-turn mirror revolving shelf (12.5 x 29 cm)
  • Bad-turn mirror revolving shelf (12.5 x 29 cm)
CHF 275.–
Probell Bad-turn mirror revolving shelf (12.5 x 29 cm)

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  • approx. 3–4 weeks
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  • Aufbewahrungskörbchen 2er Set
  • Aufbewahrungskörbchen 2er Set
  • Aufbewahrungskörbchen 2er Set
CHF 13.20
Zeller Present Aufbewahrungskörbchen 2er Set

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  • Basel: tomorrow at 12:30
  • Bern: today at 17:00
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  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
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Rollwagen JOE
CHF 49.90
Micasa Rollwagen JOE
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  • Minxie
  • Minxie
CHF 54.–20% discount with voucher code
Furn Minxie
Spare space: This stool can also be used as a laundry basket.
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7. Fold-up, extendable and stacking solutions

Small furniture that can be folded up is ideal, as you can store it away after use. How about a sofa bed for your office, living room or guest room? Anything that can be stacked up, as storage boxes, chairs, shelves or even beds, is ideal to keep as much floor space as possible free.

  • Bergen
  • Bergen
  • Bergen
PLM Design Bergen

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  • Gavl
  • Gavl
CHF 299.–
Bloomingville Gavl
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  • Komfort (90 x 200 cm, natural lacquered beech)
  • Komfort (90 x 200 cm, natural lacquered beech)
  • Komfort (90 x 200 cm, natural lacquered beech)
CHF 685.–
müller möbelwerkstätten Komfort (90 x 200 cm, natural lacquered beech)

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  • Imelda, 2er Set
  • Imelda, 2er Set
  • Imelda, 2er Set
CHF 40.–20% discount with voucher code
Umbra Imelda, 2er Set
Simply extend as required: The stackable shoe rack does not waste any unnecessary floor space and puts your shoes in the best light.
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  • LEGO® Drawer Storage Box Brick 8 (22.50l)
  • LEGO® Drawer Storage Box Brick 8 (22.50l)
  • LEGO® Drawer Storage Box Brick 8 (22.50l)
CHF 49.90
ROOM COPENHAGEN LEGO® Drawer Storage Box Brick 8 (22.50l)
The world-famous Lego brick brings order to your home in jumbo format!

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  • Chair White
  • Chair White
  • Chair White
CHF 122.–20% discount with voucher code
flux Chair White

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8. Change of use

Make sure your furniture serves more than one purpose. Use a wooden stool or bench for plants if you don’t have guests and use a ladder as bedside table or bookshelf until your next painting job comes up. You have a few spare baskets? They make for lovely planters!

  • Aufbewahrungskorb
  • Aufbewahrungskorb
CHF 31.50
Bloomingville Aufbewahrungskorb
Stow pillows and blankets in these hand-woven baskets of seaweed. Thanks to their 2 handles, they are easy to carry and practical helpers to keep order. Also suitable as unconventional cachepots for plants.
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  • Tritthocker
  • Tritthocker
  • Tritthocker
CHF 76.–20% discount with voucher code
Europe & Nature Tritthocker
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Stockholm (86cm, wild oak)
1 of 4 remaining
CHF 129.–20% discount with voucher code
Furn Stockholm (86cm, wild oak)

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  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
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Do you have more ideas how to make the most of a tiny apartment? Let me know by commenting below.

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When I’m not busy putting together home décor themes or planning marketing activities for Galaxus, I enjoy decorating my home with things I love and starting DIY projects I finish all too rarely. The inspiration I get comes from blogs, magazines and travels. My favourite home living styles: Nautical, Scandinavian and Nordic.

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20.02.2018