Not all in life is exactly how we wish it would be. Perhaps we’d love to have a 2000 square-foot apartment in the best part of town. But budget and availability limit our options. This 40 square-meter (430 square-foot) apartment in the Gothenberg area of Stockholm demonstrates that even the smallest of spaces can become a beautifully decorated sanctuary that meets our stylistic and functional needs.

Built in 1917, the apartment has plenty of architectural charm that gives it a distinguished look, but more importantly, its decor shows that even with a studio layout you can live in a well-designed space. We’re sharing our top 6 tips that you can apply to your own small space.

Click on our slideshow to find out!