Tips for Decorating A Small Apartment in Dubai

Whether you’ve just moved in to a new apartment or are looking to make your current one feel more like home, there are plenty of ways that you can decorate the place without making it look smaller. Check out this blog post for tips on how to do everything from styling a small living room to adding something extra to your kitchen area.

Setting a Budget

The best thing you can do is set a budget and stick to it. If you don’t, you’ll end up spending too much money and not making any room for anything else. You can also choose to decorate your place by theme to save money.

Design Style

The first thing you should consider when decorating your small apartment is the design style. Depending on whether you prefer modern or traditional, you can go with very different furniture pieces to fill your space. Traditional items like platform beds and armchairs work well in smaller spaces, while modern pieces like glass tables and sofas allow for more floor space.

Materials to Use

These can be found anywhere from a home interior stores around Dubai. For example, IKEA and Homebox sells a lot of affordable furniture pieces that are perfect for apartments. For finer pieces, Marina Homes and Pottery Barn are also available in the city. You can also usually find decorations or accessories at your local thrift store that you can add to your space to make it look more homey.

Furniture and Lighting

In regards to furniture, you should focus on pieces that are versatile and can be used in multiple areas of the home. Think about a coffee table with storage, a sofa-cum-bed, or a chaise lounge. In terms of lighting, ensure you have good task lighting for tasks like cooking or working on a laptop.

Color Palette

For this type of space, you need to make sure the color palette is cohesive. If you are working with a limited number of colors, it’s best to choose analogous colors. For instance, if your space has a yellow and green theme, consider using earth tones like brown and beige in order to tie in the green and yellow.

Wall Decorations

One of the most popular ways to personalize a space without spending much money is with wall decorations. Wall decor is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to give your living space a personal touch and make it feel like home. It’s best not to overspend on expensive pieces, but rather invest in quality pieces that will last and can be repurposed for other areas of your apartment or house in the future.

Cookware & Kitchen Appliances

One thing I do when I have a small kitchen is make sure that I have enough cookware. And by cookware, I mean utensils, pots, pans, plates/bowls, and dishes. That way, when guests are over or need to make themselves something to eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner, they can still use my kitchen.

Storage Solutions

It’s always a good idea to have some storage space in your home. One option is to buy a chest of drawers. These will take up a lot of room at first, but they’re made to be stacked and can be tucked away in a closet when not in use. There are also bins that you can get at the store that stack nicely and provide storage without taking up too much room.


My final tip is to create a space where you can showcase what you love. Include photos, art, plants, books, and anything else that inspires you!

If you need expert interior design advice in Dubai, get in touch with Sunpoint Interiors today.