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Small Studio Apartment Big Ideas

Updated on March 21, 2012

Tips On how to maximize space usage in Studio Apartments

I love studio apartments because of its coziness and what it represents. Studio apartment typically is around 450 sq ft to 900 sq ft. Small yes, but it is infinitely fun to fill up the room and finding solutions for storage space for such limited space.

In the journey of finding such solutions i would like to share with you tips on how to furnish your own pad. The first tip here is to use a bookshelf as your bedroom divider. Pretty nifty right?

1. Curtained Beds

The idea is to make a cozy sleeping cave by surrounding your bed with luscious curtains. Provides privacy and separates between daily activites and rest time.

2. Curtain as a room divider

Curtains are not limited to windows, you can also separate eating area and lounge area with flowy fabrics that can be open and tied neatly when you are feeling stuffy. Also as its cheap and readily available and requires no renovation at all. Curtains can be changed frequently to change the mood of your house. It's amazing how it changes the look and feel of a room.

pic credit -Sarika's Apartment via Apartment Theraphy

3. Glass and reflective surfaces

this is a creative piece isn't it?
this is a creative piece isn't it?

It will create a sense of space in tenfolds ! mirror reflects sunlight during the day and amplifies the mood of the room according to what lighting you have chosen for your apartment. Choose tall ones that reaches to the ceiling to really deceive not only to the eyes of the unsuspecting .

Its amazing what these simple piece of furniture can do. You can choose a borderless mirror that covers the a feature wall, or you can choose ones with frames. Either way with smart arrangements, these reflective elements works wonder in a small confined space.

4. Using Blinds as Dividers

Another alternative to flowy curtains are blinds, it'll also give an alternative , letting air flow during hot and stuffy nights while maintaining the division.

More inspiration for Small apartments

The variation in ceiling heights

Adeptly using a shelving system as a room divider

built-in drawers under the bed

Levels and platforms

Using Loft bed

It nice that you can place a cabinet and storage under your bed.

Monotone colors and Mezzanine levels

Small Box house by Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier

Letting the light In

Variable ceiling heights

Cant have enough?

Buy the book from Apartment Therapy. These apartments and houses demonstrate hundreds of inventive solutions for creating more space in your home, and for making it more comfortable.

Leading us through entrances, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and kids’ rooms, Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces is brimming with ingenious tips and ideas!


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      5 years ago

      These are great ideas.

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      6 years ago

      Where can you find curtains like those in photo 1: Curtained beds? I just got a studio apt. and I wanted floor to ceiling curtains that aren't transparent to separate the living space from the bedroom space.

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      Gloria Freeman 

      6 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I live in a small house, the worst part is little to no storage.

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      6 years ago

      Excellent ideas!


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