It might seem challenging to fit everything you own into a 1 BHK flat design. But what’s harder is to implement suave, yet functional 1 BHK interiors. Lucky for you, our in-house experts have put together this list on how you can make the most of your one bedroom apartment.

1 BHK Flat Design Tip #1: Choose a neutral colour palette
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Rich blue makes your space appear cosy

Paint can go a long way in making 1 BHK interiors appear bigger. Start with a subtle palette of classic whites, neutral tans and greys, and keep the bolder colors to accent walls. For example, rich blue can emulate regality, while green hues reflect natural light, making your space appear cosy and airy. The combination of neutrals and bold pops of colour lend a soft and clean touch to your home, and makes it feel clean and fresh.

1 BHK flat design tip #2: Optimise storage
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Opt for sleek storage options

A clever 1 BHK flat design makes the best of space by maximizing storage. Install a storage bench in the hallway, or use pouffes and sofas that double up as covered bins. Another way to make the best of your 1 BHK is to install a slim TV unit that offers options to stow away your letters, documents and CD collection. The horizontal surfaces can also be used to display decor or your book collection.

1 BHK flat design tip #3: Pick multi-functional furniture
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A folding dining table like this is a great idea

Multi-functional or wall mounted furniture can make your 1 BHK interiors seem spacious and uncluttered. There are several sleek and elegant collapsible furniture options, such as a sofa cum bed, that you can roll out only when you need it. Alternatively, take advantage of the walls at home by installing a murphy bed in your bedroom, and a full-length shelf with a movable ladder. Invest in a foldable dining table that can be laid-out only when you’re sitting down for meals. This will save you a lot of space.

1 BHK flat design tip #4: Put in different types of seating
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Place lots of ottomans and chairs that can be moved around

Adapting your 1 BHK to accommodate guests can be easy if you find the right kind of seating options. Use compact and quirky ottomans as both seating and decor. You can also use nesting stools as they occupy less space, and are easier to stow away when not in use. Folding chairs are another great investment for your 1BHK interiors, so you don’t have to scramble for seating when you have unexpected company.

1 BHK flat design tip #5: Opt for open layouts
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Create separate zones with dividers

An open layout seamlessly combines the living room, kitchen and dining area, making it the ideal option for your 1 BHK. If you want some privacy, use screens or room dividers in your 1 BHK interiors to reduce foot traffic in areas you would like to keep private. Install a backless bookshelf that can function as both a divider and display shelf.

1 BHK flat design tip #6: Utilise niches
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Use them for storage or display

Make the best of your 1 BHK interiors by taking advantage of wall niches. If you have a floor to ceiling wall niche, install a cupboard or mini-bar for extended storage space. You can also get creative by converting your headboard into a niche storage solution, or use them to place tiny plants to add greenery.

If you’re interested in more design inspiration for compact spaces, take a look at this: Step Into a Simple Budget Home at Lodha Splendora.

What interesting space saving idea do you want to implement in your 1 BHK?

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