Small flat decoration ideas - How to create authentic luxury palaces

8 November 2022

If you are passionate about decor combined with luxury and exquisiteness, it is a fact that you will always look for your rooms are equipped with a touch of the most special and distinctive. 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.

Decoration in a small flat with microcement walls

In small spaces, this intention is even more complicated. Decorating small apartments in a sophisticated way, while turning it into a charming place and with the aim of making it visually appear larger, can be a challenge. Or at least, it could have been before reading this article.

At Luxury Concrete®, we have the most exquisite ideas and design tips to make your mini-flat a luxury palace. Textures, materials, distribution and furniture that, strategically, become faithful allies to increase the spatial sensation in an easy and simple way. Interior design tips that will help you in creating a sophisticated and elegant style, while taking the maximum functionality to take advantage of every corner, enjoy it and, in addition, get caught.

5 infallible decoration ideas to small (and exquisite) flats

The minimalist trend is the great protagonist of the moment in interior decoration, especially when the main intention is to make a house a real 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 move us to spaces where comfort and elegance dominate. A very special union.

A concept that carries the flag of "less is more", reducing the 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 is precisely what creates the design. Thus, we get small spaces but very well used, because they are not overloaded with excessive decorative elements and yet its style is charming.

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

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

Total microcement cladding in the decoration of a small flat

1. Unity so that the space flows

Although nowadays the aesthetic trend is pursued or the one capable of combining several styles to create one's own personal style, the truth is that this takes on a special meaning when the elements that are combined together belong to the same chromatic range.

Painting the walls of each room in a different color is a trend that is long gone. What is really trendy and will be a fundamental choice when it comes to implement the decoration of a small apartment, will be the uniform combination of shades. This fusion is what will create an exquisite harmony between simplicity and exclusivity, with surfaces that are not overloaded, but very stylish.

An example of a combination of materials and colors that fits perfectly in the decoration of small apartments 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 greater amplitude and luminosity. And is that neutral colors have the gift of creating diaphanous rooms and also make them more spacious and bright in its hue.

A special style achieved by combining the chromatic 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 it is in this way that space flows.

2. Brushstrokes of color to attract attention

The fact of using the same chromatic range for the creation of a very personal and exclusive style does not mean that the use of small brushstrokes of color is forbidden. On the contrary: they will serve as an eye-catcher to attract attention.

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

A timeless option, which is becoming more and more important 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 of life and joy in the decoration of small apartments. In addition, green is one of the favorite colors when decorating rooms because it is an option that connotes freshness, security and relaxation.

The influence of nature is one of the most sought-after options when it comes to decorating any type of space. And is that, just as neutral colors and their minimalist trend, visually expand the dimensions of the houses and allow the creation of a very special light, plants create a slight contrast with these shades, creating points of call of attention that, combined with other textures of natural character as wicker or plant 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 small details. Of course, always in a dosed way.

3. The key: seamless materials in floors and walls

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

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

An attractiveness measured by the greater amplitude, functionality and luminosity to which are added its finishes of authentic luxury. The continuity transmits distinction, sophistication and elegance in any living space, maximizing the amplitude and facilitating unparalleled maintenance.

A material specially designed for the personalization of surfaces, so that each wall and floor is able to create an exclusive and most attractive decorative style.

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

Supreme quality that, when applied directly on the surface to be coated, gives them a special hardness, resistance, functionality and beauty. Exquisiteness that, without the need for renovation, includes finishes characterized by a high decorative value. A coating as light as a feather, 3 mm maximum, which avoids the reduction of the dimensions of the rooms, creating highly protected, beautiful areas with an aesthetic that lasts over the years, and even decades.

Aesthetic beauty that can be combined with any decorative style. The material that responds as a competent solution for the decoration of small apartments, while protecting them and bringing out all the best in them.

Kitchen clad with microcement in a small flat

4. Vertical decoration

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

Decorating horizontally can often reduce the dimensions of the rooms. However, adding overhanging shelves on the walls, without being excessively overloaded, allows you to gain extra storage while creating a sense of verticality and visual movement. This way the rooms are perceived as more spacious. And of course, with that exclusive differentiating touch.

This option is very useful, for example, for bathroom decoration. And it is that, its planning is essential. Shelves, hangers, shelves, 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 of the bathrooms, occupy less space and also get an air of the most modern and distinctive.

Open concept: trendy open spaces

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

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

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

Dispensing with doors, walls or partitions is a perfect technique to increase the amplitude and luminosity, thus giving rise to open spaces. Spaces whose sensations are completely positive. Vertical surfaces only take up space, their elimination allows to gain in space and tranquility. In this way, you get useful meters and enjoy a more versatile space, making the union of kitchen and living room, is a meeting point in which to develop the most delicious culinary tastings, while enjoying the company of our own.

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

On the other hand, there is the option of replacing the 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 time the rooms are separated or merge with each other with the most luxurious results.

Common mistakes to avoid when decorating small flats

Bringing out the best version in small apartment decorating is easier than you could ever think after reading our exclusive interior designer tips. Achieving the most supreme luxury while you exploit each of the small corners of your room, while you get your style to embrace the looks of everyone who frequents them, is a real fantasy.

A mini apartment can have more charm than a larger one and be more attractive, cozy and functional. No doubt about it. And now that you know how to make your small home the most desired of your environment, we also tell you the most common mistakes in decorating a small apartment. Details very easy to avoid to exploit its full potential, because believe us, it has it.

Room clad with microcement in a small flat

Dark colors: big mistake in the small flat decoration

The choice of a dark color to give prominence to a very specific surface, is something that is carried out with great regularity. However, far from making a wall or floor is dominated entirely by a dark tone, it can be used in small details or simply not used.

Dark colors, as a general rule, dwarf spaces. The reason is that it subtracts luminosity and this, in turn, transmits a smaller amplitude. Concepts that go hand in hand and that 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 succeed in the decoration of small apartments and exploit to the maximum all its resources, functionality and aesthetics.

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

"No" to furniture that obstructs natural light

Natural light is one of the essential elements that can improve your atmosphere and give it an incalculable luxury or, on the contrary, worsen its ambiance.

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

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, especially if its distribution can affect the focus of light.

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

Avoid saturation in the decoration of small apartments

The most beautiful is always the simplest. And even more so when it comes to interior decoration.

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

When it comes to decorating small apartments, as well as larger spaces, it is vital to have the basic elements, the right and necessary ones. Those that manage to decorate with their character, texture and chromatic 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 give a special, exquisite and distinctive character. Originality and creativity speak for themselves.

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