Studio apartments are an economical and savvy option for simplifying your life or affording your dream neighborhood. While tiny apartments have a reputation for being cluttered and cramped, they can be quite spacious with the right decor. By applying a minimalist touch to your studio, it can function as a regular home – perfect for lounging, working, and even entertaining.
Feature a Big Decorative Mirror
Nothing makes small space look bigger than mirrors. With limited square footage, less is more, so focus on one or two beautiful mirrors to open up your one room place.
Work With Sunlight
Any sunlight that you can let into your studio will make it seem more spacious and provide a huge psychological boost. I recommend layering some light, thin curtains with darker curtains. Open up the dark curtains when you need less privacy and more sunshine.
Expand Your Kitchen with a Buffet
An inexpensive buffet like TMS Pacific Stackable Storage with Wood Door provides extra counter and storage space. It’s perfect for serving guests in your small space or simply holding extra appliances and dishes.
Combine Your Table and Desk
If you’re short on space, consider getting a table like Chester Console Table, which can serve a a small dining table and desk. Fit your chairs for working comfort, as that’s what you’ll spend most of your time doing at this table.
Skip the Sofa Bed
While it’s conventional advice to sleep on a sofa bed in your small place, I don’t recommend it. Unless you have a sofa bed you love, sleeping on a sofa bed is not very comfortable. Instead of folding up a sofa bed every day, invest in a modest sized bed. You can always use a divider or canopy for privacy if you plan on entertaining often.
Hang It All Up
Studios tend to be short on storage space, so you may need to get creative in organizing your belongings. Use your walls to store things you’d usually tuck away by employing shelves and hooks. You can hang mugs in your kitchen, store your bicycle on your living room wall, and showcase dry goods on a hallway shelf.
If You Don’t Adore It, Get Rid of It
People living in bigger spaces can afford to tuck away items they’re unsure about, but those of us living in small spaces have to be picky. If you make sure that you truly love every single thing in your place, it’s hard for it to feel too cluttered – even if you break all the other small space decorating rules.