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These Scandi Pieces Can Transform A One-Bedroom Condo Unit Into A Spacious Home

Here's how flexible, modern-Scandinavian furniture can transform a small space

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Photography: courtesy of Innovation Living
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Moving into your first condo home can be exciting, but there are lot of things to be considered: aside from the overall style, you need to think of the comfort and efficiency of the spaces, and the right layout.

All these factors were taken into consideration in the design of this one-bedroom condo unit at Portico, Pasig, specially designed by Per Weiss, creative director of Danish furniture brand Innovation Living. The “Couple Playful” unit, as it is called, follows the Scandinavian design style of a minimalist, functional look with clean lines, muted colors, and blonde wood.


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Some of the best features of the unit are the flexible and space-saving furniture pieces, which make the show unit appear more spacious and functional. Here are some of the great Scandinavian condo ideas we can get from the space:

Use only the most basic pieces


We usually tend to fill our condo home (and it’s usually our first home) with the things that we love. But going the minimalist way by adding only the most basic of furnishings—a sofa, armchair, a center table, and TV console—would give your space a less cluttered, more spacious look.

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Go for double (or triple!) duty furniture


Weiss demonstrated how all the furnishings in the living room (such as the Frej Arm Sofabed and Armchairs) can all fold back to become single beds. And if you push two folded-down armchairs towards the sofa, you get a full queen-size bed!

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READ: 7 Stores That Sell Small-Space Furniture

Put the focus on simple, minimalist lines


Simple, streamlined furniture put the focus on form and minimizes visual clutter. Here, HS chairs with black seats and backrests contrast well against the blonde wood of the Delta dining table and sculptural Ripple sideboard. The whole room is accented with bold artwork from the Paper Collective.

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Make your wood finishes uniform


To make your living spaces look bigger, opt for uniform stain or wood finishes. The kitchen area uses laminate in the same light maple shade as the dining set for a seamless look.

READ: Here’s Your Handy Wood Stain Guide

Work around the concept of Hygge

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According to Weiss, the theme of Hygge—a Danish concept, which is mainly “taking pleasure in the presence of gentle, soothing things”—was applied to the design of this bedroom. The overall theme of coziness is emphasized by the leather-upholstered headboard of the Onni Bed, along with the snooze-inducing comfort and color of the dark gray sheets and knitted throw.

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READ: Have You Heard of Hygge?

All furniture items are available at Innovation Living, with branches at SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA, LRI Design Plaza, and 4/L Shangri-la Plaza; or visit their website. You can view the “Couple Playful” showroom at Portico, Capt. Henry Javier St., Oranbo, Pasig City.

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