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3 Modern Studio Apartments With Glass-Walled Bedrooms

While some studio floor plans can accommodate bedroom privacy without the need for additional curtains or screens, this post looks at apartments that required a different approach. Each of these compact apartments separate the bedroom from the rest of the space with attractive glass walls – a lightweight solution that dampens unwanted noise and creates physical boundaries without looking too “closed off”. If you’re looking for ways to isolate the bedroom without disrupting the visual flow of your home, check out these three gorgeous apartments below.

Visualizer: Vlad Crest  

At 45 square meters in size, this compact apartment doesn’t have much space to create a separate environment for each room – thankfully, the designers were able to use features like sliding curtains and frosted glass doors as flexible partitions where needed. The tour starts with a look at the living room, divided from the office and library area by simple white drapery.

The decor is restrained but avoids full minimalism. Bold contrasting colors add energy to the room while subtle abstract artwork centers the eye above the sofa.

At first glance, it’s not entirely obvious that the interior is technically a studio – the glazed sliding door does a fantastic job of concealing the bedroom from view. Elsewhere, a similar wall separates the living room from the kitchen.

Small industrial influences like this concrete accent wall gives the apartment urban appeal, an interesting textural contrast compared to the frosted windows at the side.

Fresh cut plants and a rustic serving tray are nice home-like touches.

Frosted glass walls give the bedroom a chance to embrace its own unique style. The dramatic accent wall is a playful approach to space themed decor.

Low pendants are a great way to shine a little light on a side table or vanity without illuminating the entire room, especially helpful for those who share a bed with a partner.

This cozy entrance niche is smart and functional. The pouf makes it easy to untie shoes, the mirror offers a chance to tidy hair or collars before heading out, and the small vanity and drawers are useful for emptying pockets.

Of course, a comfortable reading chair is a must-have for anybody who enjoys a good book in the evening – a good adjustable floor lamp is an obligatory companion.

Across from the reading chair, snuggled into its own private niche, a small office offers plenty of peace and privacy for concentration.

Square shelves serve as an attractive way to highlight small sculptures, toys, and other decorations to help inspire creativity while working.

While it’s common to choose streamlined desks for small spaces like this, creative types often benefit from having more surface area for writing and sketching and other physical tasks.

Chartreuse, gray, and tangerine orange take the home’s colorful theme to a new and more dramatic level.

In some ways, the design seems almost retro – the shapes and colors are borrowed from atomic era design, but the overall composition is undeniably contemporary.

Glossy surfaces help bounce sunlight back into the room, eliminating shadows and making the space feel larger.

Smooth surfaces like these easily show smudges, which is actually part benefit and part drawback. On one hand it can be difficult to keep up with, but residents will never have to second-guess whether the surface is clean.

Visualizer: Robby Brymer  

This comfortable small apartment seems to echo the colors and atmosphere of a bright spring day. In keeping with the springtime inspiration, greenery plays an important role throughout – if you’re curious about the potted indoor plant at the left, it’s a Ficus lyrata, also known as the Fiddle Leaf Fig.

Glass walls encase the bedroom. It helps to dampen the sound from the living room without making the space look smaller. An interior window allows sunlight to pour into the kitchen.

More small plants line the windowsill, always a great decor option for small spaces. You’ll also find a few copper-colored elements scattered throughout.

Simplicity defines the kitchen’s eat-in dining arrangement. White chairs and a natural wood table put functionality first. A pair of unique candlesticks add a subtle dash of color.

Surprisingly, the kitchen strays far from the minimalism the rest of the home enjoyed. The brass fixtures and cabinet handles look incredibly charming against their pastel background.

Visualizer: Mosa Studio  

Finally, here’s something a little different – dark, moody, and refined. This studio apartment uses sliding glass doors to separate the living and kitchen spaces from the combination office, bedroom, and master bathroom. It’s an interesting approach that makes the interior feel more segmented without disrupting line of sight across the interior.

Dark leather, neutral colors, and simple accessories create a streamlined aesthetic.

Stone accents serve as a sophisticated alternative to the trend of concrete feature walls. A border of lightly-veined marble transitions to a surface for the television and small sculpture.

Thanks to the sliding glass walls, the resident can choose to open up the space – perhaps to enjoy the television – or close the space to reduce noise from other occupants or guests.

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25 Decorative Light Switch Covers

Details matter! It’s easy to overlook common hardware like doorknobs and drawer handles while working on a new interior decor theme, but these small items can make a world of difference when it comes to crafting a cohesive aesthetic – light switch covers included! This list compiles 25 decorative light switch covers to help pull your interior design together. Whether you’re looking for a rustic style to match your new kitchen, or need geeky wall decor for your media room, we hope you’ll find something you’ll love to use and look at every single day. You can even use this list to find useful housewarming gifts for your friends!


Frankenstein Throw Switch Plate: Science fiction fans are sure to appreciate this unique piece – rather than simply flipping a switch, now you can throw a lever like a real mad scientist! Simply replace the cover for your existing decora-style switch and enjoy.


Steampunk Style Switch Cover: This steampunk switch cover can mount over any existing ordinary residential switch. Turn the crank to engage the rack-and-pinion system, just as fun to watch as it is to use. Consider this switch cover as a gift for the engineer in your life!


Hand-Sculpted Steampunk Themed Light Switch Plate: Sculpted, cast, and painted by hand, this charming light switch cover is a unique piece of art for your wall. The artist even offers color customization at no extra cost so you can expertly coordinate with the rest of your steampunk home decor.


Industrial Style Switch Cover: It’s hard to find everyday fixtures to complement industrial style home decor, but this handmade piece will look right at home in any converted warehouse loft or other mechanically-themed space.


Brass Light Switch Plate: Do you need a light switch cover for an elegant contemporary home or to match an Art Deco theme? This solid zinc brass-toned wall plate is an understated design that still manages to catch the eye.


Oil Rubbed Bronze Light Switch Plate: Available in a wide variety of toggle and switch options, this bronze-finished cover is ideal for coordinating within homes that use multiple switch configurations – and matching outlet covers are available too. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, simply choose the satin nickel finish.


Copper Finish Light Switch Covers: With a distressed copper finish ideal for decor themes ranging from Victorian to rustic Tuscan, these switch covers are unique but flexible for a variety of interior needs. This collection is also available in modern bronze with copper highlights and elegant satin nickel.


Chrome Light Switch Cover: Perfect for an industrial interior or a workshop/garage, this plate combines the durability of stamped steel with a luminous chrome finish. Each set includes screws with a matching finish.


Fleur De Lis Switch Plate Cover: If your decorating style tends to fall along the lines of cottage chic, Scandinavian, or countryside rustic, this vintage switch cover would make a charmingly authentic addition. The ornate fleur de lis decor really pops with its distressed painted finish – the artist offers more than 40 color options to suit any interior.


Moose Metal Light Switch Cover: Crafted by hand from wrought iron and finished with matte black coating, this switch plate would make a wonderful gift for your favorite outdoors enthusiast. The moose silhouette is the perfect middle ground between subtlety and standing out.


Elephant Light Switch Cover Plate: This distinctive switch cover is sure to start conversations. And since elephant home decor isn’t exactly common or easy to find, this piece would make a nice gift for enthusiasts.


Faux Deer Antler Switch Cover: Painted by hand for a realistic and detailed appearance, this deer antler switch cover would make a dramatic impression in any interior with a lodge, hunting, or outdoorsy theme.


Nautical Light Switch Cover: Gorgeous! This plate cover looks and feels unique thanks to its rugged copper finish and rich verdigris patina, a great accent for a nautical home decor theme. Each set includes two screws painted to match so you won’t have to go through the trouble of finding coordinating hardware.


Dragon Scale Switch Plate: Are you looking for something eye-catching and unique to complement a fantasy-themed interior style or trying to build up a collection of dragon home decor? This handmade and hand-painted dragon scale switch cover is sure to delight.


Mermaid Light Switch Cover: Designed in the same style as the dragon switch cover above, this shimmery style is made for fans of mermaid decor.


Octopus Light Switch Cover: Consider this unusual light switch plate as a housewarming gift for anyone who prefers to keep things creepy – this octopus decor might even work as a treat for horror movie fans, or science fiction enthusiasts who enjoy the sea monsters of great authors like H.P. Lovecraft.


Owl Switch Plate: Available in antique white or retro turquoise, this switch plate would make a nice addition to any vintage owl home decor collection. The style is timeless and this switch plate will continue to delight for years to come.


Harry Potter Light Switch Cover: Based on the Wand-Lighting Charm and Wand-Extinguishing Charm from Harry Potter, this light switch cover turns the ordinary act of flipping a switch into a powerful act of wizardry. This cover would make a well-received housewarming gift for a fan of the series! Anyone who sat down with the books or watched each movie could find space for Harry Potter decor in their home.


Music Themed Light Switch Cover: Musicians and fans alike are sure to appreciate this switch cover for their studio, media room, or other space that can accommodate interesting music themed home decor.


Doctor Who TARDIS Light Switch Cover: Doctor Who devotees may appreciate the subtlety and decorative value of this TARDIS-themed switch cover. Fellow fans are sure to comment on its clever design.


Star Wars Light Side/Dark Side Switch Cover: Which side will you choose? This resin cast switch cover is finished with copper paint and a verdigris patina for lightweight installation with a sturdy look. With the franchise remaining just as strong as it’s ever been, Star Wars decor is still just as cool as ever.


Game Of Thrones Light Switch Cover: Emblazoned with the iconic motto of House Stark, and accompanied by the Stark and Targaryen sigils, this light switch plate would make a wonderful gift a Game of Thrones decor collector.


Arcade Style Light Switch Plate: Get that cool retro arcade look with this colorful switch plate! The smooth and slightly glossy buttons are too irresistible to avoid pressing. It’s definitely a fun play on classic light switch covers.


Lego Light Switch Cover: Kids and adults alike are sure to fall in love with this modular, interactive, and forever fun LEGO-themed switch plate cover. It’s compatible with all major building block brands so you can change your style any time you’d like, or you could even build your own additions like key hooks or tiny shelves.


Decorative Colorful Switch Plate Covers: These art plates are printed in high resolution on an oversized metal switch plate. The high gloss finish is UV cured and helps to protect from scratches for longevity. This collection includes options for decora switches, power outlets, and 1 to 3 switch toggles.

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A Pair Of Stylish Apartments That Put Their Extra Rooms To Good Use

What would you do with an extra room in your apartment? Frequent entertainers might find a spare guest room useful, while artists may set up a studio or storage space. The designers of these two single-bedroom apartments each took a different approach according to the needs of the residents – the first apartment features a traditional home office and library setup, while the second apartment uses the spare bedroom as a sort of media area for television and perhaps even video games. Both are smartly decorated, one minimalistic and the other with bold primary colors.

Visualizer: Dmytro Mesaksudi  

This smartly compact apartment features a bright semi-open plan layout with a single bedroom and an efficient library/office in their own private areas. The decor theme falls somewhere between industrial minimalism and contemporary chic, a mixture of natural and urban-inspired materials reaching a comfortable middle ground at the center of the two aesthetic influences.

Guests arrive on the side of the dining area with a smooth visual transition to the media area. The television mounts on a concrete accent wall that partially separates the kitchen from the rest of the living space.

In the dining room, Eames Wire Chairs offer a slightly less industrial alternative to the classic metal version. Wireflow 2D pendants outfitted with Edison-style bulbs serve as artful mood lighting.

Spacious shelves help separate the living room from the entrance area, where a lovely rustic stool stands waiting to accommodate the residents as they take off their shoes.

Upstairs, a lovely study houses the main library along with a comfortable spot to sit and read by sunlight. On nice days, the swinging doors to the balcony help circulate fresh air.

White minimal decor fosters an environment where the resident can avoid distraction and maximize creativity – it’s like a blank canvas, dotted with books for inspiration.

Rather than hiding away the musical instruments in some closet, this home utilizes a striking display technique with an understated concrete backdrop.

In the kitchen, clean minimalism and distinctive patterns collide. The intermediary wall prevents the patterns from overwhelming the living room’s distinctive aesthetic.

The differences between the living room and the kitchen are clear. While one focuses on subtle artwork and a clean texture palette, the kitchen makes a bold impression with rustic patterned tiles.

Now let’s take a peek at the bathroom! It follows the same natural-meets-industrial material theme as the rest of the home.

These tiles have the same classic feel as the ones in the kitchen, but these feature a daring mismatched pattern that helps bring them up to-to-date.

Besides the shower wall, the rest of the bathroom lacks obvious decoration, allowing the beauty of the materials to claim more influence on the theme.

Designer: Svoya Studio  

The second home is a 135 square meter space located in Odessa, Ukraine, appropriately titled The Moonway Apartment. The living space is based on an open-plan layout, its spacious floor plan allowing residents to stay engaged with guests while entertaining. Its palette makes creative use of rich colors including darker tones like charcoal and deep gray, a theme meant to invoke a sense of relaxation and comfort even in the midst of busy city life.

In the dining room, a series of kitchen pendant lights illuminate the dining table. They’re from the Vibia Cosmos Cluter Pendant Light collection by Alberto Lievore. Inset lighting above the counter tops and along the walls set the mood in the evening.

Natural flooring options blend beauty and functionality. Stone tiles protect the entryway from muddy boots during snowy and wet seasons, while the wood boards feel more comfortable and welcoming.

Here you’ll notice that the pendant lights are actually flat circles rather than globes, a smart way to reduce their visual footprint when viewed from the side.

A formal dining room continues the circular decorative theme with unique wall sconces. An oversized pendant hangs above the contemporary table arrangement.

Mauve curtains and a chocolate accent wall extend the tones of the Cosmos pendant lights across the room.

How bold! The bedroom takes a completely different approach with a dramatic dark red accent wall. It’s a multipurpose space that includes a freestanding bathtub and vanity, a lovely retreat.

Of course, the bathtub area includes curtains to give the option for privacy, or to darken the space so the resident can enjoy the ambiance of candles or mood lighting during the daytime.

A series of unique bedroom pendant lights offer soft illumination for before-bed relaxation, while inset lights in the ceiling would provide brighter light for task-oriented activities like getting ready for a night on the town.

Toward the end of the room, a comfortable chair offers obligatory space to read. The accompanying lamp and table combination is a useful addition.

More pendant lights hang in the bathroom area above the tub – these are from the Rituals collection by architects Ludovica and Roberto Palomba.

Practical and simplified, the guest bathroom lacks the drama of the master bathroom but makes up for it with sophisticated chocolate-toned tile.

Like the bedroom, the media room takes a dramatic departure from the rest of the interior – dark blue makes for an unobtrusive backdrop while watching movies in low light conditions.

Yellow curtains offer an exciting and unexpected contrast.

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3 Luxurious Single Bedroom Apartments That Are Perfect For The Single Life [Includes Floor Plans]

The single life is one of the best ways to live. You’re the only person you have to take care of, and your space is all your own. You don’t need a huge home, and the way you decorate it is all your own. The problem with that is that sometimes the apartment is too small to contain your personality. So, to help you with your dilemma, we’ve collected three apartments that make the most of a small space and reflect the personality of the homeowner. Each of these homes come with detailed floor plans to show exactly how all of that was achieved. Let’s take a look.

Visualizer: Mo Design Studio  

A single bedroom apartment does not need to cater to the needs of many people, it does however, need to cater to the needs of the homeowner. Most people enjoy having guests over, so any apartment needs to be presentable, and most importantly: it should make the homeowner enjoy being home. This first apartment does just that.

Sleek and practical, this apartment has everything that a modern individual would ever want or need. The apartment is warm and inviting, and utilizes the space so that it is not unnecessarily cluttered.

A kitchen island is a classic way of combining two spaces into one to save space. This apartment walks on the artistic side of life, and to prove that, a beautiful watercolor painting is showcased proudly.

In a stroke of genius, the designer combined the kitchen and study area. The study is just far enough not to get cluttered with kitchen apparel, and just close enough so as to conserve space and provide the homeowner with a fully functional home study. A projector negates the need for a bulky T.V and T.V cabinet. Instead a large wall is kept purposefully bare for the projector- this makes watching a movie to a whole othe rlevel.

The kitchen island is wonderfully tropical and inviting (who doesn’t love the tropics?).

The kitchen is compact and sleek. Everything has its place and the result is a neat and ordered space.

This picture shows just how structured the entire apartment is. The design isn’t completely minimalistic, but does not employ unnecessary features in an attempt to make it look more stylish. Instead, the apartment is kept simple- and it works.

The bathroom is definitely earthy, with organic elements combined to make this bathroom look more like a spa than an ordinary bathroom. Don’t you wish you had one?

In this floorplan, we see that the designer planned everything to be functional. A lot of measures were taken to conserve space and keep things compact. Remember: save space where you can.

Visualizer: Iqosa  

The next apartment is a little more opulent, but still keeps the lifestyle of the homeowner in mind.

The lavish furniture and marble aspects turn this apartment into a mini-palace fit for royalty. This home proves that saving space doesn’t mean that you can’t have luxury.

A round metallic wall ornament adds a certain level of dimension to the room, while also looking incredibly sophisticated.

If you don’t enjoy watching a movie from a projector, you could always build your T.V into the wall. The wall panels around the television also look classy, creating a pleasant accent wall.

The bookshelf is highlighted by the strategically placed LED lighting. A bowl of purple flowers look beautiful, placed on top of the rounded designer coffee table.

Every sophisticated home needs a drinks table, where guests can be served with a drink of their choice upon arrival. This side table proves that you can be conservative without cutting out the classics.

The dining table is a unique blend of tradition and modern creativity. Is it a dining room table or a kitchen bar? Or is it both?

The wall panelling is timeless, melding together the old and the new, proving that elegance is timeless.

The home boasts a compact wine rack, with only the finest selection, proving that you don’t need space to be sophisticated. A beautiful chandelier adds ambience to the entire space, making it the perfect environment to sip your favorite wine.

The marble and wooden features work together to contrast in texture, but work together in color. This is an innovative way of adding depth to a room.

The kitchen is spacious, and is the one room in the house that needs to be. Don’t skimp on the bathroom or the kitchen.

The bedroom is the epitome of comfort and luxury. In fact, the bed looks like one giant cushion to snuggle into after a tough day.

A spacious walk in closet is partially obscured by frosted glass wardrobe doors. This draws attention to the design feature, but obscures the clothes from view, lending privacy to the homeowner. A bold painting rests proudly against the wall, showcasing the homeowner’s excellent taste.

A carpet around the bed adds to the picture of comfort and warms up the entire room, working together with the colors of the ebd.

The bathroom is sleek, with mirrors and marble floors and walls. Don’t skimp on the bathroom or kitchen, but be creative about saving space. For example, the space under the sink allows you to store your towels there, negating the need for a towel rack.

Another way of conserving space but not skimping on luxuries, is by combining a luxurious shower head and spacious bath. Two for the price of one!

Visualizer: Andrei Negru   

Our third and final apartment is a little more whimsical than the others. WIth more colors and interesting patterns, this homeowner likes to look on the fun side of life. Do you?

This living space is long, but every inch of space is used for a specific function. The space has a monochromatic color base to showcase all the other design features, giving them prominence.

There are many different colors and patterns in the apartment, but they don’t become overwhelming. It is always important to remember that less is more when it comes to patterns and textures.

The entertainment/study area has mor eof a grey color scheme, but the varying shades and splashes of white prevent this from becoming boring. Empty frames, and a small houseplant create an intriguing design element that is to be appreciated. While multiple shelves provide a stylish storing space.

What truly takes this apartment to the next level is the multicolored holographic accent wall. The intricate patterns are fascinating to watch, it is a truly beautiful aspect to the home.

The kitchen doesn’t take up much space, but still has everything that a modern chef could ever desire. And enough space to work!

At first glance, the hallway looks ordinary, even boring. But when you look again, you see the understated accent wall, and all the design elements of the apartment working together to create something remarkable.

With a room like this, you’d never want to leave. A glossy accent wall with LED backlights, holds a flat screen T.V, directly opposite a cloud-like bed- all for the homeowner’s comfort.

Pendant lights are dressy, yet understated. An elegant way of helping the homeowner to read at night.

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A Serene Oasis Home For a Family in Moscow

The idea of peace and serenity in the middle of a city is almost implausible. Who could find the city restful? With busy people with somewhere to go, cities are renowned for being bustling hives of activity. The thing is, that this is not always an ideal way to live. Humans are not machines and so sometimes, even the best of us need to take a break. ONI Architects decided to take note of that basic human need and create a serene oasis in the middle of the hum and scramble of Moscow. They designed a home that is timeless in its modern themes, a truly peaceful retreat.

This apartment manages a totally unique atmosphere, thanks to the designers look at the eternal features of modern trends.

Timeless classics like wall panels and ceiling moldings meet with more contemporary features to create light and add monumentality to this relatively small home.

Isolated green elements and the lush natural plants outside the window refreshes the space. The large uncovered windows in the home allow the panoramic views to become part of the decor thus merging the outer and inner elements into a seamless design.

A light color scheme was chosen for this apartment to promote the idea of fresh serenity and rest.

Each and every piece of furniture was chosen with the utmost care and expertise, to form a room that was as comfortable as it was stylish. No shortcuts were taken and the room mixes and matches colors and styles to reach the perfect blend that was intended.

The vegetal wall with lush indoor plants is the focal point of the room, enhancing the idea of the home being an oasis in an urban setting.

The dining room pendants are large and flamboyant, adding personality to the room without being in your face and obnoxious.

The wide open shelves form a practical accent wall and the crystal clear wine glasses fill the space up nicely, showcasing the practicality and potential of the shelves. The modern kitchen is open and spacious. It can be hard to blend practicality and style, but this kitchen does so with ease.

The patterned ottoman adds a level of comfort to a usually formal part of the room, without making it look slovenly or casual.

The sophisticated dining area is large enough for family or other gatherings. Each guest will be seated in comfort, and provided an optimal vies of the home.

This room divider is genius. It is the focal point of both sides of the room, with its dual purpose making it the heart of the design.

The child’s room is compact and full of personality. The raised bed provides more floor space and is a wise option for a small bedroom. Space doesn’t have to be an issue if you know how to work with it.

This graphic accent wall is the very finest in kids room wall decor and adds personality to the whole room.

The room is bright and airy, the perfect space for a little mind to finish homework in.

The planters are a major aspect in this room, because they brighten things up and connect the room to the oasis theme.

The main bedroom makes clever use of a bar-like sliding wardrobe door to add depth to the room.

The main room is cosy and chic. The warm wooden undertones and brown chair add earthiness to the aesthetic.

The unique bedroom pendants at the bedsides add a little magic to brighten up the room.

This bedroom has an entertainment system and reading nook, and is thus the perfect bedroom for any type of person.

The bed is large, and the disorganised facade just adds to the homeliness.

This bathroom doesn’t need much to make it stylish, thanks to its construction. But small elements, like the soap dispenser give it personality and dimension.

A pretty flower vase brightens up the room, bringing natural beauty into this sleek bathroom.

Wooden elements along with the green tiled walls, take inspiration from the lush greenery that make this home unique.

A sophisticated grey wall with intricate molding provides a level of style that is hard to ignore.

A glass cubicle ensures that the shower looks incredibly modern, while a convenient bench turns the shower into the best seat in the house.

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