This post was last updated on January 28th, 2019
As I mentioned in my Malta sneak peek
, my apartment got broken into the night before we left for Malta. Needless to say, I urgently started looking for a new place. It was a bit difficult to find a furnished apartment that met my requirements, and I definitely had to sacrifice some things, but I’m happy to announce that I have finally moved into a new apartment.
As the apartment came furnished, there were definitely some things inside that I don’t need (coffee machine, microwave, an ugly painting), but the good thing was that I barely had to buy anything aside from a blender, some jars for storage in the kitchen, as well as towels and bed sheets. I tried to make the place as minimalist as possible, but, as you will see in the pictures, it’s far from being an entirely minimalist living space.
The bedroom is pretty simple as there is only a bed and a bedside table. There’s also a really large bedroom cabinet, much larger than I need, but, again, it was already included. There’s also a small balcony which unfortunately only faces the courtyard, and, as such, the backsides of other buildings.
The bathroom is clearly the place that still needs more minimalizing. I like that it’s so small, because bathrooms really shouldn’t take up too much space in any apartment.
There’s a small hallway which meets the bigger room which is a kitchenette and living room in one. I really like the kitchen because it has everything I need and the sink is new. I stored the coffee machine and microwave out of sight as I’m not going to be using them.
I use the blender to make a smoothie for breakfast every morning so it was a good investment.
The living room is my favorite part because it’s really bright and spacious. It was easy to keep this area clear of unnecessary stuff as I don’t have a tv or anything like that. It’s just my laptop on the small table, and that’s it. There’s another balcony here, which faces the street, so it can get a bit loud sometimes (even though it’s a one-way street). However, there is enough space for some chairs and a small table which is a really nice thing to have in Greece, where the weather is really nice most of the year.
The couch is not the prettiest, but as it was included and does the job I’m okay with it.
What does your apartment look like? Do you like a minimalist approach or do you need more to feel comfortable at home?