500 square feet

I am completely swooning over this little Swedish apartment seen on Desire to Inspire. Would you believe it is less than 500 square feet? We have twice as much space and don’t use it half as well, so I suppose there’s something to be said about living in a smaller space. And I love how the high ceilings and whitewashed floors and walls create the illusion of more space. What do you think, could you live here?

{via desire to inspire}
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28 Responses to “500 square feet”


  1. 1 LeLo January 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Wow, it’s a dream. I’m moving in, immediately

  2. 2 Down and Out Chic January 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

    i’m already a small space dweller. throw some dog beds on the ground, and i could definitely live there!

  3. 4 pam January 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    loving many things about this 500 sq ft…the floors, the white walls, the placement of furniture and the kitchen layout. i could easily live here and never know it is 500 sq ft.

  4. 5 Jessie January 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    so swede :) before i even reached the end of your post, i had a big hunch it was a little swedish abode…and i was right :) i’m a californian living in uppsala, sweden with my swedish hub…and our little wee apartment is JUST over 500 square feet…maybe 507? crazy what you can do with such limited space. we have 2 bedrooms…though i secretly wish 99% of the time that we only had one…and a larger kitchen. ours is ROUGHLY the size of a walk-in closet. sad day, i know. this was an inspiring post, particularly when i’m working with something similar. too cute!

  5. 6 mint January 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    i LOVE it. makes me want to have a big yard sale and start over!

  6. 7 Stacy January 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Swoon. I’m so inspired to get rid of more “stuff,” and we just did that when we moved. Sigh.

  7. 8 Thao January 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    wow! what an inspiring space. i just can’t believe the sq. ft!

  8. 9 caroline January 12, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    wow. i can’t believe this place is only 500 sq ft. i’m currently in 750 sq ft and i feel like the walls are closing in. i think it’s time to get rid of the unnecessary excess.

  9. 10 carolynn cecilia January 12, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    How is this possible? Dear God I hope I’ve got enough Swedish blood hiding inside me to make something like this possible for my tiny NYC lifestyle {and budget}.

  10. 11 Terry January 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I am looking for a smaller place, just about 500 sq.ft, What an inspiration these images are to get me moving.

  11. 12 Terry January 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Forgot to add, thank you!!!!!!!

  12. 13 B.A.N. January 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I love this! I’m ready to move in RIGHT NOW.

  13. 14 jody January 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    i am a minimalist by nature, and have about this amount of stuff, but i’m also cheap, so my minimal abode looks more like a barren thrift shop than this posh and well-designed interior! maybe time to fork over some money for furniture that meshes well! thanks for the post!

  14. 15 {this is glamorous} January 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    beautiful! feels so light & airy, you’d never know it was only 500 sq ft

  15. 16 Jane Flanagan January 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I live in about 700 sq ft and constantly edit what I own. I love the sense of knowing exactly what I own and that it’s all useful or meaningful. Also, because I only have to decorate two rooms I have more freedom to splurge than if I had to fill more rooms!

    Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! Enjoy Alt – I wish I was going!!!

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