If you live in a studio apartment, creating a home that you love isn’t always easy. When all your rooms merge into one, decorating can be a tough task and maximising your space can seem almost impossible.
If you can’t afford to move into something a little more spacious, we’ve got some solutions for making your studio apartment work for you.
Back to Back Furniture
Arranging your furniture so that it sits back to back is a great way to create the illusion of separate sections in your apartment. Position your bed against a wall and move your sofa so that it’s at the foot of the bed facing in the opposite direction. You’ll be left with two areas that mimic a living room and a bedroom; no separating wall required.
Create a Kitchen
One of the most annoying things about living in a studio apartment is that your kitchen is your bedroom and your living room. Cooking smells cling to any fabrics, including your bedding and curtains, and it’s even worse when you burn something. If you’re at a loss and don’t know what to do about it, then consider adding room dividers – if your layout allows it.
To maximise space, opt for single-glazed glass sliding doors like the ones from Frameless Glazing. That way, you’ll be able to see the rest of your apartment from the ‘kitchen’ and it won’t feel like you’re boxed in to a tiny partitioned space.
If you can afford to invest a little cash in your studio apartment, then you could think about installing a small mezzanine level to use as your bed. Make it mattress sized and add a ladder or some shallow stairs to access it and you’ll maximise your floor space instantly, making more room for an extra sofa or even a small dining table.
Bookshelves are your Best Friend
If you can’t afford to splash out on proper room dividers, then bookshelves are your best friend. Whether they’re tall or wide, a few cleverly positioned bookshelves (or even other pieces of furniture) can be used to create different sections in your studio apartment. You can buy them relatively cheaply, plus they provide lots of extra storage for all your belongings, not just your books.
Living in a studio apartment can be challenging, but it’s one of the cheapest ways to land yourself a place in the city. Hopefully you’ve now got plenty of ideas for making the most of the space you have, and you should be much happier with your living environment once you’ve made a few alterations.