If you think that a house has to be big in order to be cool and interesting, this apartment will prove you wrong. The owner is a 21-year-old web designer named AnttiPaasivaara, who lives in Finland. It is just 41 square meters wide, but it is arranged and decorated very carefully so that it contains everything that a proper dwelling needs, plus some decorative pieces that make the apartment look more pleasant. This is a perfect blend of functionality and style.
The main room is by no means spacious, but it manages to contain a single bed, a sofa big enough for a visitor to sleep in, a flat screen TV with a cabinet under it, a table with two stools where you can have your drink or meal while chatting, and a desk with two large computers on it and an executive chair by it. The colors in this apartment are monochromatic;almost everything is black, white, or grey. The choice of color makes it look stylish and neat.
Even though the owner had done his best to make this apartment so compact and functional, he did not sacrifice its aesthetic. There are many interesting pieces in this room that are beautiful or look at but do not disrupt the functionality of the space. They even enhance the functionality! Hanging on the wall above the bed, for example, is a bookshelf in a zigzag shape. Beside the bed stands a floor lamp in the shape of a huge rectangular Japanese lantern. Beside the desk, which is located on the far side of the room, is a tall green plant in a simple white pot. At the corner beside it, placed on the floor, is an electric guitar and a portrait of New York cityscape leaning on a wall behind it.But my favorite piece of decoration stands between the sofa and the dining table. It is a black metal ladder fixed to the wall. On the top rung of the ladder is a spherical lamp. On another rung is a green potted plant, and you can even use it to hold your drink when you’re sitting on the sofa!
The bathroom is also worth looking at. It is relatively tiny, but the white color of the wall and the dark grey color of the floor make it look very neat and clean. There’s a tall potted green plant and an interesting rug to decorate it. The coolest thing about this bathroom is its shower. The shower head can shine in a bluish light! And like everything else in this apartment, the decorative element is fitted nicely with the functional thing that you really need.