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How to furnish a two-room apartment: the guide

Small spaces and infinite possibilities: the watchword for those who focus on two-room apartments is practicality, without ever forgetting our personal touch

Have you been wandering the web for hours looking for advice on how to furnish a two-room apartment ? There is good news: you are on the right page. We have used all our experience with apartments in Venice to compose an infallible guide dedicated to those who have chosen more intimate environments.

The careful eye of our experts from the Engel & Völkers agency has in fact been able to treasure the many details that embellish the most beautiful houses for sale in Venice and which can be perfectly adapted even in extra small sizes.


Furnishing an apartment of 40 or 50 square meters can be an excellent opportunity to get involved and start doing a real decluttering, leaving the superfluous outside the door.

And here is the first tip, very Zen, on how to furnish a two-room apartment: stop and think.

Think about who this house is intended for, with what purpose we bought it. Is this our first couple home? Is it the apartment in Venice that we use as a base to visit one of the many exhibitions hosted in the city? Is it our son's student haven?

Once we have identified our real needs, we will know how much essential there must be in our home. A large desk for studying, a walk-in closet to fill with clothes for the vernissages, a sofa bed for friends. If, on the other hand, we have not yet bought a house, in this gallery we can browse the most interesting apartments in Venice in reduced size. It will be easier to find the right solutions on how to furnish a two-room apartment, if we already have clear ideas during the purchase phase.

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Beyond our individual needs, however, there are some universal tips to keep in mind to ensure the wow effect.

The first is definitely the light color. No, we didn't say white at all costs, even a pastel color is fine. Do we like brighter tones? Let's play with pictures or with a wallpaper insert. However, white and the like are essential to enlarge the spaces, at least visually.

The doors: choosing sliding doors, even better if they disappear into the wall, is a space-saving stratagem that also allows you to give a touch of elegance to the house. This is a solution to be adopted during the renovation phase, which involves masonry work and costs on average higher than the classic swing door. The result, however, will not leave you indifferent.


In a two-room apartment, we cannot afford to lose even an inch. Design and imagination will help. We focus on equipped walls, mezzanines, when possible, or simple multifunctional furnishings, full of compartments.

A basement can become an original cellar. A blind spot can be recovered as a shoe cabinet. If our two-room apartment is instead an open space, we can play on the furnishings to hypothetically divide the various areas. The armchairs are useful for immediately identifying the living area.

However, remember that it is our home, not a museum: it must reflect our personality and our history. So we are not afraid of combining an antique piece, perhaps a family legacy, and modern furniture in the same room. Even better if the chosen piece stands out a lot: never hide, rather enhance.


Light: this is always the magic word to furnish a two-room apartment in the best possible way and beyond. When we have limited spaces, the goal is to make them stand out at their best. We can invest in suspended design lamps, in spotlights placed in strategic points.

A large chandelier in a room with high vaults makes us look up, widening the perspective. Then a few small tricks don't hurt: for example, placing a large mirror in the right angle can magically multiply the rooms.

And if you are really looking for two-room apartments for sale in Venice, contact us immediately. Some really beautiful and advantageous proposals are waiting for you!

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