Project by David James Architects & Associates An apartment is a personal space. A Small Contemporary Apartment can be interestingly designed to give the illusion of a bigger space and creative space. Small apartments are a cozy space and should be painted in warm but lighter shades. An open kitchen with table and chairs can serve the purpose of a dining space without taking an entire room. In the wall cupboards are an interesting option and do not take a lot of spaces. The apartment can have small features like a glass table attached to the wall or beds that have storage trunks beneath them. Ceilings are a great option to explore your creative juices. Wallpapers on ceilings, sleek chandeliers or hanging led lights look great.