Decoration of small apartments - How to create authentic luxury palaces

November 8, 2022

If you are passionate about decoration combined with luxury and exquisiteness, it is a fact that you will always look for your rooms to be endowed with a very special and distinctive touch. Achieving this is not always easy, because in the end a stylish decoration requires the best ideas in its design, combination and distribution. Those ideas that we do not always have.

Stylish decoration in small apartment with microcement wall

In small spaces, this intention becomes even more complicated. The decoration of small apartments in a sophisticated way, while turning it into a charming place and with the aim of visually making it look bigger, can be quite a challenge for us. Or at least, it could be like that before reading this news.

At Luxury Concrete®, we have the most exquisite design ideas and tips to turn your mini flat into a luxury mansion. Textures, materials, distribution and furniture that, strategically, become faithful allies to increase the spatial sensation in an easy and simple way. Interior designer tips that will help you in the creation of a sophisticated and elegant style, while getting the most functionality to take advantage of every corner, enjoy it and, in addition, manage to captivate you.

5 infallible ideas for decorating small (and exquisite) apartments

The minimalist trend is the great protagonist of the moment in interior decoration, especially when the main intention is to make a home a true home. A style full of nuances that manages, with very little, to create a completely unique, distinctive and cozy atmosphere, full of connotations that immediately transport us to spaces where comfort and elegance dominate. A most special union.

A concept that carries the "less is more" flag, reducing decorative elements to the basics, to what is really useful, necessary and functional, and taking as a reference the idea that playing with other types of components is possible to achieve absolute success in the decoration of small apartments, without necessarily the abundance of elements being precisely what creates the design. Thus, we achieve small but very well used spaces, as they are not overloaded with excessive decorative elements and, however, their style is charming.

Because the simple is always the most elegant. And minimalism corroborates it. The perception of a diaphanous, pure, and liberated atmosphere. The idea of decorating using small details not necessarily related to elements, but to textures or color games. In this way, the surface or space ceases to be a limitation while its character is differentiated, stands out, and falls in love.

And it is that, far from thinking that small places can be a handicap when decorating them, they actually are not. They are a real advantage. Small spaces have the strong point of creating a much more cozy space, if possible. In this way, the possibilities of the house comprising a much more exquisite, much more exclusive character, where personality is the main protagonist, are multiplied.

Total microcement coating in the decoration of a small apartment

1. Unit for the space to flow

Even though today the aesthetic trend is pursued or the one capable of combining various styles to create one's own and personal, the truth is that this takes on a special meaning when the elements that are combined with each other belong to the same color range.

Painting the walls of each room a different color is a trend that fell out of fashion a long time ago. What really is in trend and is going to be a fundamental choice when implementing the decoration of a small apartment, is going to be the uniform combination of shades. This fusion is what is going to create an exquisite harmony between simplicity and exclusivity, with surfaces that are not overloaded, but very stylish.

An example of a set between materials and colors that perfectly matches in the decoration of small floors is the use of neutral tones such as white, beige or gray. Colors that, combined with each other, turn mini spaces into places with a very peculiar character.

A character that is dominated by the greatest amplitude and brightness. And it is that, neutral colors have that gift of creating diaphanous rooms and also making them wider and brighter in their tonality.

A special style achieved based on combining the color range to achieve a union. And this union is what gives rise to a decorative style of its own, unique and exclusive. A uniformity for the creation of rooms that, even having reduced dimensions, form a unit and therefore, are perceived as a whole.

And this is how space flows.

2. Brushstrokes of color to attract glances

The fact of using the same color range for the creation of a very personal and exclusive style, does not mean that the use of small brushstrokes of color are prohibited. On the contrary: they will serve as a point of attraction to draw attention.

And it is that, this season, the combination of color ranges in interior decoration is the main protagonist to make the rooms have their own style. But it is also about betting on color in the details.

A timeless option and one that, moreover, gains greater prominence every day, is to use plants to add color. Their greens, in different shades, are a sure hit to create contrast with the rest of the chosen colors, as well as to give an extra dose of life and joy in the decoration of small apartments. In addition, green is one of the favorite colors when decorating rooms as it is an option that connotes freshness, security and relaxation.

The influence of nature is one of the options that is most pursued when starting the decoration of any type of space. And it is that, just like neutral colors and their minimalist trend, they visually expand the dimensions of homes and allow the creation of a very special light, plants create a slight contrast with these shades, creating points of attention that, combined with other textures of natural character such as wicker or vegetable fibers, are the best option for the creation of cozy, stylish and warm places.

A unique contrast where less is more and where the difference is determined by the small details. Of course, always in a dosed manner.

3. The key: jointless materials on floors and walls

Although there are numerous materials with which to cover floors and walls, one of the most competent options while being stylish in the decoration of small apartments is the microcement.

This decorative coating has the special peculiarity of achieving surfaces without joints in which, the non-existence of interruption lines, allows the creation of continuous spaces, thanks to which the rooms seem much larger than they really are.

An attraction measured by the greatest amplitude, functionality, and brightness to which are added its truly luxurious finishes. Continuity conveys distinction, sophistication, and elegance in any space of the house, maximizing the amplitude and facilitating unparalleled maintenance.

A material specially designed for the customization of surfaces, in such a way that each wall and floor is capable of creating an exclusive and very attractive decorative style.

An option that not only differs in the creation of authentic atmospheres of luxury and exquisiteness, but also has unique properties. High resistance to abrupt temperature changes, abrasion and wear caused by the passage of time. Surfaces that, indoors or outdoors, are waterproof and non-slip and are not altered in quality of cracks or fissures regardless of being installed on especially punished or exposed surfaces, such as kitchen countertops, shower trays and other surfaces frequently used in daily life.

Supreme quality that, applied directly onto the surface to be coated, endows them with special hardness, resistance, functionality, and beauty. Exquisiteness that, without the need for renovations, includes finishes characterized by a high decorative value. A layer as light as a feather, of a maximum of 3 mm, which prevents the reduction of the dimensions of the rooms, starring in highly protected areas, beautiful and with an aesthetic that extends over the years, and even decades.

Aesthetic beauty capable of allying with any decorative style. The material that responds as a competent solution for the decoration of small floors, while protecting them and bringing out the best in them.

Decoration of small apartment in kitchen coated with microcement

4. Vertical decoration

One of the best ideas in decorating small floors is to decorate vertically.

Decorating horizontally, often, can especially reduce the dimensions of the rooms. However, adding floating shelves on the walls, without being overly cluttered, allows for extra storage while creating a sense of verticality and visual movement. This makes the rooms feel more spacious. And of course, with that unique distinguishing touch.

This option is very useful, for example, for bathroom decoration. And it is that, its planning is essential. The shelves, the hangers, the shelves, the coat racks or organizations are mandatory elements to organize all the elements that are part of the bathroom.

The suspended toilets, for example, are a resource that has become very fashionable for the ability to take advantage of the space in the bathrooms, occupy less space and, in addition, achieve a very modern and distinctive air.

5. Open concept: open spaces that are trending

The concept that is sweeping in the decoration of small apartments, and even in those not so small, is the open concept, literally translated as "open concept".

This option is basically characterized by removing partitions, eliminating divisions and walls and creating a open-plan common between living room, kitchen and even sometimes, terrace.

A resource that has become the favorite of interior design professionals. Why? The ability to bring out the best in rooms.

Dispensing with doors, walls or partitions is a perfect technique to increase spaciousness and brightness, thus giving rise to open spaces. Spaces whose sensations are completely positive. Vertical surfaces only take up space, their elimination allows for more space and tranquility. In this way, useful meters are achieved and a more versatile space is enjoyed, turning the union of kitchen and living room, is a meeting point where to prepare the most delicious culinary tastings, while enjoying the company of our loved ones.

The ideal mix between two areas that merge functionality with an exquisite sense of comfort and pleasure. A very special all-in-one.

On the other hand, there is the option to replace walls or partitions with glass panels. One of the most competent ways to create spatial continuity, achieve a very peculiar decorative effect and, in turn, decide when and at what moment the rooms separate or merge with each other with the most luxurious results.

Common mistakes to avoid in decorating small apartments

Bringing out the best version in the decoration of small floors is easier than you could ever think after having read our exclusive interior designer tips. Achieving the most supreme luxury while exploiting each of the small corners of your room, while making its style encompass the looks of everyone who frequents them, is a real fantasy.

A mini apartment can have more charm than another of larger dimensions and manage to be more attractive, cozy and functional. Without a doubt. And now that you know how to make your small home the most desired in your environment, we also tell you the most common mistakes in decorating a small apartment. Very easy details to avoid to exploit all its potential, because believe us, it has it.

Charming corner of decoration in a small flat coated with microcement

Dark colors: big mistake in the decoration of small floors

Choosing a dark color to highlight a very specific surface is something that is done quite regularly. However, far from making a wall or floor completely dominated by a dark tone, it can be used in small details or simply not used at all.

Dark colors, as a general rule, shrink spaces. The reason is that it reduces brightness and this, in turn, conveys a smaller amplitude. Concepts that go hand in hand and are of special importance for the creation of authentic dream homes.

The ideal is always to have neutral colors and their combinations in chromatic range. It is the smartest way to get it right in the decoration of small apartments and to make the most of all their resources, functionality and aesthetics.

Homes where size does not matter. Cozy and with a completely attractive appearance, without their reduced dimensions being an impediment to fully exploit all their charms.

"No" to furniture that obstructs natural light

Natural light is one of the essential elements that can improve its atmosphere and endow it with incalculable luxury or, on the contrary, noticeably worsen its environment.

Choosing the right light is so important because it brings warmth to the space, giving it a very special character that often changes the total perception of the rooms. The ideal is to opt for warm lights and avoid white ones, in order to create a much more welcoming, warm and close atmosphere. An atmosphere capable of captivating.

And, although it is a fact that light can positively or negatively affect the connotations of a house, the way in which the furniture is arranged will have a lot to do with it, especially if its distribution can affect the light source.

Less is more and we have been saying it from the beginning. Therefore, avoid falling into the temptation of excessively overloading with storage furniture in the decoration of small apartments. Often, they can be a barrier that prevents the passage of light and that, in addition, overload the entire atmosphere.

Avoid overloading in the decoration of small floors

The most beautiful thing is always the simplest. And even more so when we talk about interior decoration.

The reasons are simple: the saturation of objects and decorative elements obstructs the transit of people, the flow of energies, and gives a feeling of little visual freedom, of complete interruption.

When it comes to implementing decoration in small apartments, just like in larger spaces, it is vital to have the fundamental elements, the just and necessary ones. Those that manage to decorate with their character, texture and color range. Because let's remember that one of the best ways to decorate without overloading is to do it with the play of colors and textures of the existing elements. You decorate and, in addition, you grant a special, exquisite and distinctive character. Originality and creativity that speak for themselves.

Therefore, when the idea of including or not a new decoration object in your small flat comes up, we recommend you not to do it. It will almost always be a dispensable object whose use is limited. Remember that minimalism and simplicity are the most faithful reflection of elegance.