When people picture a studio apartment, they instantly imagine a cramped and claustrophobic room. Without the right design, studio apartments can feel disjointed and unhomely, as the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom are often lumped into one.
That’s why you need to approach studios from a very specific perspective. You need to do everything in your power to maximise the space you’re working with and create an airy ambiance. Not sure how to get started? You’re in the right place.
In this blog, we’ll teach you our best tips and tricks when it comes to designing a studio apartment and making the most of the space. Here’s what you need to know:
Design Hacks for Stylish Studio Apartments
Get Rid of Clutter
Unnecessary clutter will simply crowd the space you already have and make it more difficult to maximise space. Try to donate as many items as you possibly can and be ruthless with your decision-making process. Ask yourself whether you really use the items you are trying to get rid of.
Pick Smaller Furniture
As tempting as it may be, it’s incredibly important that you don’t pick furniture that is too large for your apartment. You may prefer the feeling of a king-sized couch, but, in reality, small loveseats are the way to go.
Find Functional Pieces
When picking out items for your studio, we recommend that every piece has two functions. For example, your bed could also double as a storage piece with drawers underneath the base. If you’re going to purchase a foot rest, make sure it doubles as extra storage or purchase a tray to create a makeshift coffee table.
Pick Thin Floor Lamps
It’s important to pick furniture that won’t look too bulky or take up a lot of space. Lighting is an important part of the decor that should try to keep as simple as possible. We recommend you opt for thin floor lamps.
Ditch the Dining Table
Dining tables are no longer a necessity, especially studio apartments. If you want to maximise your space, we recommend ditching the dining table and replacing it with an island in the kitchen instead.
Use Mirrors to Reflect Light
Mirrors are an easy way to trick the eye and create the illusion that a space is much larger than it is. Make sure to place them in an area that receives plenty of natural sunlight.
Create a Loft Bed
If you have high ceilings, you can always make more space by creating a loft and placing your bed above the rest of the studio. This will provide plenty of room below to add a workspace, dining table, or lounge area.
At the end of the day, it’s important to put together pieces that match, follow a cohesive aesthetic, and embody your own personal sense of style. One of the best ways to ensure your design choices match is by creating a mood board. Find images that inspire you and create a studio apartment that makes the most of every square inch.