Studio apartment living doesn’t have to cramp your style. On the contrary, studio apartment design can lend itself to creativity and minimalism in the best of ways. A “less is more” approach seems to be on everyone’s minds these days, and the bare necessities keep things clean and simple. With a small space, you can flex your design muscle and keep it within budget. There’s no reason to waste valuable space that you only use a portion of the time, so be sure to consider these tips when putting your studio apartment design together.
Hide the Clutter
When your space is minimal, there’s no room for clutter. You’ve got to be versatile. Therefore, make sure everything has a place — even if it’s hidden. There are creative storage options available for every room in the home. For example, in the living room you can store your TV remotes and board games in an ottoman with storage space. In the kitchen, you can use a small bar cart when you run out of cabinet room, and in the bedroom, under-the-bed clothing bins are perfect for out-of-season jackets.
If you live in a studio apartment, one thing’s for certain: you know how important it is to maximize your space. That’s why choosing pieces that serve multiple functions is important. Daybeds can serve as a couch by day and bed by night. Or, consider a Murphy bed that folds into the wall, allowing you to store it away when you’re entertaining friends, then pull down when it’s time to catch some shut-eye. Expandable furniture — be it a kitchen table with a removable leaf or nesting coffee tables — provides extra space, while still offering the function you need.
Creativity Is Key
To ensure your studio apartment feels like your own while making the most of every inch, get creative. Don’t let a single space go to waste, and that includes the ceiling and walls. Use your ceiling to hang hooks for pots and pans, or add a mirror to the wall to make the room seem bigger. Efforts that may seem small can make a big impact on the interior design of a studio apartment.
Although your space may be limited, CORT Furniture Rental can help fill your home with functional pieces that maximize your studio apartment life.