Those living in small apartments understand how hard it is to use space effectively. You have to carefully choose every piece of furniture, décor, and trinket to avoid overcrowding your already limited area. The good news is that there are a few strategies that will help you get the most out of your square footage. Here’s how you can use space in a studio apartment.
Adopt a Minimalist Mindset
One home aesthetic that never seems to go out of style is minimalism. In minimalism, less is more, making it the perfect design trend for studio apartments. Overdecorating can make your place feel cluttered, so opt for a more simple and modern feel by being picky about what you bring into your home. This will give you more space for essential items you can’t live without.
Make Storage a Priority
Storage will be your best friend when you’re settling into your studio. However, depending on the size of your place, you may need to get creative. If your cabinets, shelves, and closets don’t hold all your stuff, create your own storage space by lofting your bed. You can even make space on your walls for storage by hanging your pots, pans, and other supplies in unique ways.
Create an Illusion of More Space
One of the main complaints from people living in small apartments is that the space feels exactly like that; small. While you probably can’t knock out walls to create more room, you can trick your eye into making your place feel bigger. Bright apartments often feel more spacious, so take advantage of any natural light you can get. Using mirrors is also an effective way to create the illusion of more space.
Use Furniture Wisely
Another way you can use space in a studio apartment to your advantage is by using your furniture wisely. You might not have hard boundaries that create separate rooms, but you can use furniture to define your space more appropriately. For example, you can specifically arrange your couch to separate your “living room” from the rest of your apartment. You can also maximize space in your “dining room” by using benches and a small table that will define the space without taking up too much room.
You can design the studio of your dreams without compromising space or comfort by having a strategy. Your apartment should be an extension of you, so make sure it expresses your personality no matter how you use your area.
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Erika Marie is a fashion and beauty writer as well as a hardcore vintage clothing enthusiast. In her free time, she can be found thrifting for hidden gems to add to her collection.