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Ways to Decorate Your Studio Apartment

Updated on January 29, 2015

Ways to Decorate your Studio Apartment

The best ways to decorate your studio apartment is to take advantage of all the space; and yet have a lovely living place. Along with making your studio apartment cozy and lovely, you want to have a place for all your necessities, and be able to navigate around freely. Draw a floor plan with scaled measurements to help you decide where everything is going to find a home. Before moving in to the apartment and purchasing furniture take exact measurements with your tape measure, to be sure what you have or what you are going to buy will fit adequately in the given space.

Shelves are geat for storing most things

Tall bookshelves work well in a studio apartment for books, papers, CDs, dishes etc.
Tall bookshelves work well in a studio apartment for books, papers, CDs, dishes etc.


Make a list of all the things you don't use on a regular basis and store them in boxes. Purchase some fabric covered boxes, or if you are so inclined you can pick out some decorative fabric and create your own box masterpieces. These boxes will add a decorative touch to your surroundings plus comfortably store all your extra items.

If the studio apartment has a small closet, purchase a closet organizer which will hold your clothes. You may want to store out-of-season clothes in boxes either in a storage facility or a nice friend's house.

If you have a bicycle--hang it on the wall.

Walls and Ceilings

Take advantage of your walls and ceilings. A flat-screen TV can be hung on the wall. Hang wall brackets for lamps to leave extra space on tables and the floor. Hang pictures on the wall for d├ęcor and warmth. If you love fresh green plants you can also hang these on the wall. Keep the floor as free as possible so you don't feel crowded and uncomfortable. You can create a living space that gives you a feeling of spaciousness with careful planning.

The Towel Rack

Install a lot of towel racks in your bathroom.
Install a lot of towel racks in your bathroom.

Odds and Ends

Place a small low cabinet of shelves between the kitchen and living area. You can store things on the shelves ,plus create an interesting room divider. You can even set out food and rinks for company.

Purchase nestling tables that you can bring out when you have company over for pizza and beer. These tables will also serve as end tables and nightstands. Add a vase or magazines on the table to perk up the room and also give you a place for favorite items. You can also use one of these tables for your laptop.

Hang a lot of your towel racks in the bathroom, that will add as a storage place and add a decorative touch to your bathroom. You can hang these towel racks up to the ceiling if you have a lot of towels. If you have space in the bathroom, purchase shelves that fit over the toilet to house your toilet articles and have within reach.

A Sofa Bed

Sofa beds serve dual purposes decorating a studio apartment.
Sofa beds serve dual purposes decorating a studio apartment.

Sofa Beds and Pillows for Studio Apartments

Invest in a sofa bed that will serve your sleeping and lounging needs. Put extra stuff underneath the sofa to use as storage space. Scatter some large pillows around the floor as substitutes for chairs, as you can move them around as you need. People enjoy lounging on floor pillows and it creates a relaxed atmosphere, as well as give the room a decorative touch. Add a colorful throw over the sofa to cozy up with in cooler weather. Taking care of details is one of the best ways to decorate your studio apartment.


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    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nice, useful tips. I'll keep in mind if ever I get to live in one.

      Voted up and useful.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Well thank you. I will try to do this. Of course every flat is different. There are some rules in stretching space. I love a warm and friendly atmosphere in a home and one that has a "lived in" look.

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      6 years ago from Grimm World!

      Hi Carol, thanks for giving us your tips on decorating a studio apartment. I live in a flat and I'm so horrible at decorating/designing. Your hub is actually an eye-opener to me. Could you find time to write tips on how to decorate a small flat? I bet people like me will appreciate it :)

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      Alfred Amuno 

      6 years ago from Kampala

      Great tips but a little hard for some of us to follow. The feet seem to hit something every few minutes! Should work at it.

    • dragonflyfla profile image


      6 years ago from South Florida

      Great tips. I would also recommend measuring out your floor space to make sure everything fits.


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