10 furnished and functional one-bed apartments

Words: Alice Duriez Photos: Alice Duriez
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They may be short on space, but small apartments can be every bit as desirable as a large property when the layout is designed intelligently. From glass-panelled walls to partitions, kitchens that open onto the living area, bathrooms with maximised storage options, here are 10 great ideas for your cosy abode.

Rue du Bac

Paris 6th – Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Surface area
Furnished one-bed apartment, 39 m2 (420 sq.ft).
What we like
The glass wall separating the bedroom from the rest of the apartment.
Cost?
This apartment is for rent for €1,750 per month.

Rue du Plâtre

Paris 4th – Marais

Surface area
Furnished, one-bed apartment, 38 m2 (409 sq.ft.).
What we like
This is a lovely apartment decorated by Cristina Velani. As always, we love the harmony between the light greys and earthy tones, creating a calm, muted atmosphere.
Cost?
This apartment is rented for €1,800 per month.

Rue Saint-Honoré

Paris 1st – Louvre

Surface area
Furnished one-bed apartment, 44 m2 (474 sq.ft).
What we like
Timeless and bright, white is a perfect colour to make small spaces feel bigger.
Cost?
This apartment was rented for €2,200 per month.

Rue du Simplon

Paris 18th – Jules Joffrin

Surface area
Furnished one-bed apartment, 38m2 (409 sq.ft).
What we like
Its very French design, especially the bistrot-style kitchen
Cost?
This apartment is rented for €1,350 per month.

Rue Marcadet

Paris 18th – Montmartre

Surface area
Studio (with separate sleeping area), 28 m2 (301 sq.ft).
What we like
Partition between the vestibule and the sleeping area, which was the owner’s idea in order to create a clear divide between the two and create storage space.
Cost?
This furnished apartment is rented for €1,250 per month.

Impasse Gomboust

Paris 1st – Marché Saint-Honoré

Surface area
Furnished one-bed apartment, 40 m2 (430 sq.ft).
What we like
The contrast between the original beams and contemporary elements in the apartment.
Cost?
This apartment was rented for €1,900 per month.

Rue Saint-Sulpice

Paris 6th – Odéon

Surface area
Furnished one-bed apartment, 31 m2 (334 sq.ft).
What we like
This small apartment feels bigger than it is, with an American kitchen with dining table, bedroom separated by a sliding door, functional bathroom and best of all, a view of Saint Sulpice church.
Cost?
This apartment is rented at €1,600 per month.

Rue du Cherche-Midi

Paris 6th – Saint-Germain-des-Près

Surface area
Furnished one-bed apartment, 25 m2 (269 sq.ft).
What we like
Simple but modern design and layout perfectly suited to furnished rental.
Cost?
This apartment is rented for €1,400 per month.

Rue Vaneau

Paris 6th – Invalides

Surface area
One-bedroom apartment, 50 m2 (538 sq.ft).
What we like
Its eclectic and bohemian style, featuring gentle colours and natural materials that creates a cosy feel.
Cost?
This apartment is rented for €2,000 per month.

Rue Humblot

Paris 15th – Grenelle

Surface area
One-bed apartment, 29 m2 (312 sq.ft).
What we like
The wallpaper in the bedroom and living area that gives the apartment its style.
Cost?
This apartment is rented for €1,350 per month.