What is layering and how will this design philosophy enhance your living space? Master the art of layering with this simple guide
What is cozy minimalism and how do you incorporate this unique decorating style to your home? Check out these tips to find out!
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post. Studio apartments are like raisins – people either love them or hate them. One of the reasons behind this is the fact that studio apartments can be somewhat tricky to design and decorate so that every aspect, or section of them,...
Is your kitchen up for a major redesign? Careful planning is key to a functional and stylish kitchen. The last thing you want is to waste money and time on avoidable (and expensive) kitchen design mistakes that you'll regret later! The kitchen, being the heart of the...
If you enjoy cooking then your kitchen must be the most important place in the house for you. People usually don’t show the kitchen when giving a tour of their house because it may be a bit messy. However, if you like to keep your kitchen spick and span and would like...
A house is not a home without art. Put your prettiest paintings on display and create a dynamic space you’d like to show off with these clever apartment design ideas!
Make your tiny bedroom feel expansive while also boosting the functionality of the space with these ingenious home design hacks!
A tiny studio apartment may look or feel cramped but there are design hacks that’ll make this small space appear larger, airier, and more functional!
A well-designed nursery should provide a safe and nurturing haven for the baby. here are some of the many common nursery decorating mistakes to avoid!
Editor's Note: This is a guest post. Got a baby on the way but worried about how to make room for your tiny arrival in your already tiny home? Utilise these clever tips to create a dreamy nursery using the space you have available to you. Create a Nook We know you’re...
How do you elevate the style of a bland small apartment? We’ve outlined the cleverest style hacks in this guide. Read on to find out more!
Running out of dining space for guests? Learn how to maximize your dining room’s limited floor space with these ingenious tiny home ideas!
Editor's Note: This is a guest post. In recent years, trends in the real estate market have shifted the focus from apartments to houses. Owning a tiny house has become a trend and a social movement as well. In this chaotic time, people are looking to simplify their...
Is your small apartment leaving you feeling cramped? Here are ways to give the illusion of space in a small room and improve the flow of the design
What’s the secret to an Insta-worthy bedroom? Check out these fabulous design tips to create a high-impact yet cozy boudoir!
Don’t let your small studio apartment’s size fool you! You can create a functional yet stylish living space that you’d be proud of with these design tips
Is your dining room looking a little bland? These small apartment design ideas will give you the 411 on creating a high-impact room design
How to design a harmonious space that incites happiness? It’s all about balance! Create a balanced small apartment design with these expert tips
Editor's Note: This is a guest post. Thinking of redesigning your home? If your living space is in dire need of a makeover but hiring an interior designer is way off your budget, you need advice from the pros. That’s why we have tapped a couple of our most loved...
Play with different patterns and create a fabulous design without ruining your small apartment decor. Here are ways to add patterns to your interiors
Give your interiors a fabulous makeover without going over your budget. These small apartment ideas will elevate the look and feel of any room.
Designing a nursery can be a struggle if you don’t know what you’re doing! Here are some of the most common design mistakes you should avoid
Does your kitchen backsplash in dire need of a makeover? These clever yet affordable apartment design ideas produce beautiful results!
Put your collectibles on display without ruining the look of your minimalist apartment! Here are our favorite ways of showcasing collectibles in style
Is your small apartment filled with sunny spaces? Transform your living space by taking advantage of these sunny spots, try these design ideas!
Hate your kitchen’s dull, basic design? Give the heart of your home the makeover it deserves! Try any of our favorite small home design ideas!
Make a small bathroom feel absolutely palatial! Coop outlines all the helpful design tips you need to know about decorating a small bathroom.
Want a tiny house that moves with you? Meet the Pursuit, a mobile getaway home that you can set up anywhere your heart desires!
Is it possible to mimic the look of minimalism if you’re a maximalist at heart? Try these small apartment ideas to fake your way to a minimalist home!
Give your dated dining room the refresh it deserves! Here are easy and affordable small apartment design ideas that’ll elevate the look of your dining room
Adding a touch of vintage appeal to your minimalist microapartment is surprisingly easy! Here are some of the best design tips you need to know
Transform your bathroom into a serene oasis! Make every visit to the loo feel like a day in the spa with these small apartment ideas!
Living in a rental doesn’t mean putting up with its bothersome quirks! Here are easy styling tips that’ll upgrade your apartment design without losing your deposit
Don’t let your fear of bold prints keep you from playing with different designs. Here are ways to incorporate lively graphics to your apartment design
Elevate your microapartment’s interiors to create a calming, relaxing environment! Here are ways to build a serene dwelling that the whole family will love!
The MADi home is an eco-friendly, seismic safe modular dwelling that can be built within hours! This tiny home could work as a temporary or permanent dwelling
Creating comforting, welcoming interiors doesn’t have to be hard nor expensive! Here are our top 10 design tips for a cozy, inviting rental microapartment
The kitchen is the busiest part of the home and it’s easy to neglect the space’s design. Refresh your kitchen with these affordable small apartment design tips!
We all yearn for a luxurious bedroom but most of us don't have the budget for pricey furnishings or designer decors. That being said, it's surprisingly easy to create a well-styled microapartment sans major furniture or decor investments. With just a few tweaks, you...
Tired of your living room’s bland, flat design? Creating a stylish living room that looks straight out of a home design magazine is easy! Check out these small apartment ideas!
Empty, awkward corners, every house has them. It can be a struggle to incorporate odd corners into the whole design but if you are dealing with limited floor space, it is one challenge you need to overcome. Imagine all that wasted space! If you want to make every inch...
Decorating a long, narrow living room? Give the illusion of a wider living space with these sneaky small apartment styling tips!
Who says you need millions of dollars to build a home? These tiny home enthusiasts were able to DIY their way into building a guesthouse for just $700! The best part? It only took three weeks to complete this kitschy little home. Photographer Alla Ponomareva and her...
There is just something about the New Year that brings the itch for change! If your living room interiors are looking tired and outdated, this is the perfect time to update your microapartment! Making small changes in the living room creates a huge impact on the...
Looking for ways to hide the ugly in your home? We’re sharing the best apartment hacks to conceal the unsightly household eyesores!
Train Suite Shiki-Shima is a luxury sleeper train that offers the best views of the Japanese countryside. It’s pricey but it is first class all the way
Is your living too tiny for relaxing? We’ve got you covered! Open up your small apartment with these clever styling ideas
Hate your rental’s tired, dated aesthetics? Give your plain, outdated apartment design a makeover with these temporary (and affordable) upgrades!
Is your minimalist apartment a little too plain for your liking? Add a touch of age-old warmth to your living space with rustic, country decors!
Got lots of weird in-between spots in the home? Make these blank nooks and awkward corners work harder with these small home interior design ideas!
Define the bedroom with a beautiful accent wall. These apartment interior design ideas will give you all the inspiration you need to customize your boudoir!
The lack of space shouldn’t keep you from building a dining room you’d be proud to show off. These tiny apartment ideas will help you style your dining room
Nothing is better than relaxing in your cozy living room after a long day at work! But what if the living room isn’t as cozy or as inviting as you’d like? Maybe the overall apartment design is off or the way the pieces of furniture are set up is making the living room...
Preparing for the arrival of your baby? Creating a dreamy, gender-neutral nursery is easy with these simple small apartment ideas!
Styling your small home entryway? These practical styling tips will help you create a beautiful entryway you’d be proud to show off!
No need to spend a lot of time (and a small fortune) updating your small apartment. These redecorating updates only take a day or less to complete!
Adding a touch of minimalism in your apartment interior design is surprisingly easy. Learn the ABCs of minimalism with these design tips
A pop of contrasting color against a black and white backdrop is all you need to liven up your microapartment interiors. Experiment away with these inspos
Enjoy the best staycation of your life all day, every day! These small apartment ideas will help you re-create the look of a 5-star hotel room.
Not 100% in love with your home interiors? Redefine your living space by avoiding these apartment design mistakes!
Elevate your small apartment design! Discover amazing ways to style that plain slice of space behind the sofa with this guide
Don’t let your bland, boring interiors get you down! Add personality and style into your small home interior design with these tips!
Snuggle up and enjoy the chilly weather. Bring the coziness of fall into your home with these simple small apartment design tips!
Nothing like decorating with houseplants to liven up an otherwise plain space. This goes especially for a minimalist house; a pop of green in the home makes a big, bold statement. Adding houseplants to your living is also a great way to make your home feel even...
Container homes provide sustainable and affordable housing to people who’d like to experience tiny home living at its finest!
Not everyone has the luxury to have their own bedroom...especially for families living in the city. Raising kids in a small apartment has its challenges. For one thing, the kids often have to share the bedroom to make the most out of the limited space. And kids being...
When even a love seat is too big to fit your microapartment, these cleverly designed pieces of furniture offer more sitting space sans the bulk!
A mudroom is a transition zone that deserves love too. Make your entryway just as stylish as the rest of your home with these small apartment ideas!
MUJI recently unveiled its $27,000 minimalist house and it’s the most elegant tiny home we’ve ever seen!
Creating a Space Optimized-approved home is easy. Here are ways to simplify your home design and create a functional living space!
Washing the dishes is one of my least favorite household chores. I know, I know...It only takes a minute but I just dread it. I could always use a dishwasher for cleanup, but the whole process still requires more effort than necessary. After all, dirty dishes won't...
Never run out of space again! These small apartment ideas will help you free up more space in your tiny apartment using shelves!
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of traveling to the magical world of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The home of Anne of Green Gables is incredible! It has stunning seaside views, charming locals, red sand beaches, and the most delicious mussels I have ever...
Brighten your microapartment with hardy houseplants that could survive neglect. These forgiving houseplants are perfect for forgetful apartment dweller!
Tastefully styled bookshelves add a touch of elegance to a living space. Try these small apartment hacks to brighten your space and style your bookshelves!
Building a small office in your microapartment? Add a stylish flair to your workstation with these practical design ideas!
Is your bedroom so small there is barely any space left for a standard bedside table? Looking for space saving furniture that works as a stylish sub for a traditional bedside table? Bedside tables may be a bedroom staple but squeezing one in a small room is not always...
Spruce up your walls with these creative apartment design tips! Are your walls in dire need of a makeover? If your walls are cracking, peeling, and outdated, it's time to refresh your space. Most times, a fresh coat of paint is all that’s needed to update a room. But...
Increasing the capacity of a microapartment to entertain guests is challenging enough. But what if the process doesn't involve breaking walls to free up more space? A São Paulo microapartment got the major makeover it deserved when the owners commissioned VAGA to...
Don’t let your flat screen TV ruin your apartment design! Hide your TV in style with these sneaky design ideas!
Planning your next holiday? These minimalist house rentals and forested retreats are the ideal spots to get away from it all!
Does your microapartment feel flat, bland or plain? Tired of the same old look? Inject a little personality into your crib by playing with texture! It’s definitely one of our favorite ways to spice up a modest space. Great home decors and mood lighting are nice but...
Here’s your chance to own a Space Optimized-approved home. A historic Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright himself is up for grabs!
Decorating a small home? These decorating dos and don’ts will help you create a beautifully designed home without overwhelming the living space!
Camp Design Inc. transformed this tiny home into a multilayered dwelling using wall dividers! This Japanese residence looks unrecognizable, check out the stunning transformation.
What’s the inspiration behind Space Optimized? Discover where it all began straight from the man himself: Michael Tanzillo.
Ready to get away from it all? Downsize in style with this whimsical hideaway on wheels with apartment design!
Transformation Tuesday: From an Abandoned Water Cleaning Station to a Minimalist Mansion – Space Optimized
From a rickety, abandoned building, this turn-of-the-century water cleaning station is now a fully-furnished mansion complete with sleek, elegant furnishings.
Don’t let sleep deprivation get you down, here are awesome apartment hacks to ensure maximum rest night after night!
A couple of rusty shipping container was transformed into a minimalist house by artist and designer Julio Garcia.
A designer couple crafted a rustic dessert getaway out of an actual garbage pit. Take a look at the minimalist house’s stunning transformation!
For fellow bookworms out there, this one’s for you! These apartment design ideas will inspire you to create a rightful home for your book collection.
Don’t let tiny home space keep you from creating the bathroom of your dreams. Here’s a collection of amazing bathroom transformations to keep you inspired!
A small home with a rich history: Usonian homes are a true American original! And we have one colorful character to thank for: Frank Lloyd Wright.
Tiny bedroom? These apartment hacks will increase your bedroom size visually, and add depth and drama to a space!
“Small is sexy” according to Graham Hill. Watch as the LifeEdited CEO turns a microapartment into a stylish dwelling
French designer Marianne Evennou adds a touch of élan to a stripped down microapartment in Le Marais, turning the tiny space into a stylish abode.
Why settle for traditional white grout when you can use colorful grout to refresh your home and give your apartment design a total makeover?