Dynamic Interior Design Can Stretch Your Living Space
Living small in a studio apartment means that you need to make the most out of every square foot. In a studio, every inch counts and efficiency is a crucial step in making your home livable. Follow these useful tips to make your one-room apartment a multifunctional living space.
Buy Space-Saving Furniture
When you have limited space, you need to look beyond traditional furniture. Consider buying furniture that can be tucked away or serve multiple purposes. For example, a sleeper sofa can expand your daytime living space by functioning as a bed and a sofa. You can also get an attractive daybed that can function as a place to both relax and nap. Try to avoid any furniture that’s heavy or not attuned to saving you space.
Get the Right Window Treatments & Lights
In a traditional home, you can have diverse window treatments for different lighting and privacy needs. For example, the bedroom is where you’d want to block out the sun to get some good rest and prevent people from looking in. But when your studio serves as a living room, dining room, and bedroom in one, what kind of window treatment do you need?
Install shades, curtains, blinds, and lights that can make your studio bright but also block out the sun for a restful night’s sleep. Since you’ll have fewer windows to work with, consider investing in quality window treatments to fully darken the room but still allow plenty of cheerful light to pour in your studio during the day.
The right lights also make all the difference. A wide assortment of lamps can properly illuminate your small space give it life. You can use a small task light for when you’re just working at your desk or turn on a tall floor lamp to light up your living room area.
Get Storage Everywhere & Anywhere
The chances are high that the closets in your apartment aren’t big enough to store everything you need. This can become a problem since adequate storage is the key to keeping clutter out of sight. Clutter can make small space living stressful by making your apartment not function at its best.
Make the most of your furniture to create storage opportunities. For example, trade out a standard coffee table for one with drawers. Or, a bookcase and fabric bins can give you more space to store items. Install floating shelves and wall units to open up even more space to keep your possessions. Using these ideas and more expand your studio’s potential and reduce space-clogging clutter.
Make Design Zones
Even though your studio apartment is one room, you can still define different “rooms.” Use items like upright bookcases and sliding curtains to create segments of space. This can also give you more privacy for changing clothes and sleeping. Room dividers, wall art, and area rugs are also great “zone-definers” that you can strategically place to create the illusion of multiple rooms in a studio.
By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a beautiful and multifunctional studio apartment that is both spacious and efficient.