Living in a studio apartment means you have to transform one room into a bedroom, kitchen, office, living room, and possibly more but it can be a cozy and fun living experience, too. Moreover, doing so without adding too much clutter or it will look nuts.
Stick to these design tricks when decorating a studio apartment and you’ll love studio living. anything you can do to set your bed apart from the rest of your studio apartment will make the whole space feel less like you’re living in just one room — A bedroom you also eat and live in.
Shove your bed as far away from the door as possible, if you have a closet you can fit a bed into Or drape curtains around your bed to create a private bed nook. Also, sconces by the bed free up space on the surfaces of the bedside tables. A sofa at the end of the bed signals a new conversation area, keeping your sleeping area separate from the guest’s zone.
Don’t let wall and ceiling space go to waste. Use your walls to add hooks or pegs so you can hang functional items as well as decor. And use your ceiling to hang things like pot racks or storage netting to gain even more storage space.
Use a partial room divider to have some privacy when changing, and opt for a slim sofa for extra seating when guests come over.
Use Smart Storage
Down To Basics – Lighten & Brighten
A well-edited area gives you room to breathe and make your room appear bigger. With a neutral color scheme, this space is anything but cluttered. Small dark spaces can look dramatic, when in doubt, always work to lighten and brighten your small studio. So you need to transform a big white box into something suitable to live in? Here’s the idea. Different flooring in the sitting reinforces the idea that the area has different rooms. If you don’t want to redo your floors, you can just add an area rug.
Making it brighter will make it feel bigger. So clean windows and take away any items that might be obscuring natural light. Lighten with paint colors and materials choices. Add light where it’s needed. Using the same neutral paint throughout the space makes it feel cohesive and put-together. The pops of darker hues make the sleeping area feel distinct.
Use mirrors on the walls or consider choosing mirrored furniture to reflect natural light and bounce it around a small space, making it feel larger. Not only will it also reflect light, like clear furniture, mirrored furniture helps cut down on the feeling of bulky furniture.
Furnishings That Do More Than One Thing
Furnishing that serves double duty is a big life-saver in studio apartments. A corner nook is a great place to hang out when you have a guest, but you can also use it when working from home or as a dining table.
Don’t necessarily shy away from big furniture. Though you might feel like you have to have small furniture because you have a small studio, a lot of small furniture scattered around might make your studio feel too busy. Whereas a few smart, larger pieces could make your studio feel even bigger and airier.
Find inspiration in the examples below and get ready to turn your teeny tiny abode into a palace.