16 Jan Studio Apartment Decorating Ideas that Will Make Your Studio Feel More Spacious
Studio apartment decorating isn’t just about creating colour schemes and a “look and feel”. Decorating can also make your studio feel more spacious while adding functionality.
Because most modern studios have an “open concept” – one main living space not divided by walls – studio decorating often has elements of design, used to break the open space up into different areas of function. In this article, we’ll provide some tips to make your studio apartment feel larger and more functional.
Space Saving Decorating for Your Studio
The following decorating ideas will help you create a more functional studio apartment that looks great and feels larger than it is.
Small scale sofa
Small scale sofas save space in a studio. That doesn’t mean you have to opt for love seats! You can still have a sofa that’s long enough to seat three or four people. The key is finding one that has a sleek profile, narrower arms and back and shallower seat depth.
Small scale seating
Lightly upholstered chairs with narrower seat width and depth and narrower arms work better in a studio than overstuffed chairs.
Furnishings with built-in storage
Furnishings that serve more than one purpose can help save space. Think coffee tables that double as storage and seating with storage (benches, ottomans).
Medium to large size mirrors create an illusion of depth and also reflect light. Mirrors can be hung on a wall or leaned against it.
Multifunctional sleeping area
Studio apartments have a “sleeping area” not a bedroom. Instead of using a traditional bed, you could choose a daybed, small sofa bed, or futon sofa that folds down into a bed. Choosing a bed that can also be used as seating lets you create another “living area”.
Rugs as area dividers
Floor rugs can be used to define distinct areas in a studio: living room, bed-sitting area, small desk area, etc.
Bookcases and privacy screens
Bookcases are great for storing books and knickknacks, but they can also be used to divide a studio into areas of function. For example, you could use a bookcase as a “privacy screen” between the sleeping area and living area. On the side of the bookcase that faces the living area, add a small chair, table and reading lamp to create another functional space in your studio. If you don’t want to use a bookcase, purchase a folding privacy screen. Privacy screens aren’t expensive and come in many beautiful designs and materials like wood, wicker and fabric.
Read more tips for saving space in an apartment.
McGill Ridge Studio Apartments
If you’re looking for a modern studio apartment in Kamloops, consider McGill Ridge Apartments. Our studios are open, bright and designed to maximize space. Check apartment availability.