Just because you're short on space, doesn't mean your home should be short on style. That's especially true when you live in super-chic Paris. Which is why this 235-square-foot apartment was in desperate need of a — and a new wall color, stat.
In fact, the bright blue walls actually made it difficult to see the potential in this space that already suffered from awkwardly sloping walls and a poor layout. The kitchen and dining area also featured a mix of appliances that were, for the most part, outdated eyesores and the bathroom was just about as far from a luxurious spa as you could get.
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Some serious layout changes and dramatic decor updates transformed the apartment into a dreamy home. First, the kitchen was transformed into a sleeping nook that fits a queen size bed (impressive). Then new kitchen appliances were added to the living room, transforming it into a dual-purpose hangout space that's bathed in natural light.
In terms of decor, neutral colors were key to making the apartment feel timeless and spacious. Perhaps the most underrated update was painting the dark brown ceiling beams a light grey — which maintained the unique texture but got rid of the clunkiness. Soft curtains separate the sleeping area from the kitchen for privacy, while an abundance of mirrors make the space feel even bigger — especially the mirror backsplash in the kitchen.
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Like what you see? You can rent the space from , a luxury vacation apartment rental company, for between $177 and $355 depending on the time of year you visit. But perhaps the best part of all is that you can see the Eiffel Tower from the windows. Tres romantic, no?