As we go through life, we must learn to make the most of the cards we are dealt. Sometimes, life gives you a studio apartment.
When you furnish and decorate a studio apartment, even your small choices make a big impact. Making such a limited space your own can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. With some careful planning and these helpful tips below, you can maximize every inch of your small-scale space to make it feel like home!
1) Don’t Approach It as a Singular Space
Too many people make the mistake of looking at their studio apartment as a singular space to furnish and decorate when really this just limits how you can use it. Instead, create smaller, distinctive spaces to optimize functionality and make it feel less cramped. Use furniture, rugs, and other pieces to differentiate between areas that serve different purposes. For example, you might section off your bed with bookshelves or a room divider to separate your “bedroom” and “living room” spaces.
2) Minimize Clutter
When you have limited space to work with, it is important to avoid clutter. This means not only organizing your belongings but also being selective with your furniture, decor, and other accessories. Overcrowding a small space can make it feel even smaller and more cluttered. Strike the perfect balance by choosing your decorative accents wisely. Keep in mind that multifunctional furniture and hidden storage can be incredibly useful in a small space.
3) Stick to One Cohesive Color Palette
Using a consistent color palette throughout all of the distinctive spaces you create in your studio will help the design of your apartment flow and create a sense of openness. Neutral colors are your best bet to brighten up a small space like this. Incorporate a few bolder accent colors or some patterned elements to add visual interest and personality to your palette.
At Sherwood Furniture, we have everything you need to make the most of your studio apartment. Choose from a wide selection of premier furniture and stylish home accents to bring your small space to life. If you need a hand, our interior designers will happily step in with their expertise and devise a plan to transform your space.