If you have a studio or other multi-purpose space, consider floating a bookcase as a functional room divider. This helps partition your space into zones—creating more distinct bedroom and living room spaces. And as an added bonus? It adds storage to your space—which for most studio apartments is at a premium!
Studios likely have limited options when it comes to setting up a home bar, but using your dresser can work just as well as a credenza. Use a tray to section off one area of the surface for bottles, garnishes, etc. And add flowers and a few decorative touches to give it a little extra personality! It’s the perfect fix for a small space.
If you’re in a small studio apartment, look for a sofa that matches the scale of your space. Many furniture brands offer “apartment” sizes of their furniture designs. These sofas pack a ton of style into compact frames, so they fit even the smallest spaces — like the Holloway Apartment Sofa by Joybird. Pair it with multi-functional pieces like this storage ottoman, which can go from a coffee table to an extra seat, along with offering some added storage!
This bright and airy bedroom is the ultimate comfortable oasis. A lovely mix of sculptural and modern pieces create a subtle eclectic vibe for a relaxing atmosphere. Bright whites are combined with calming earth tones, striking a balance between modern and organic.
This studio apartment design is both stylish and practical thanks to Mid-Century-Modern furniture. Take, for example, the platform with narrow tapered legs (a hallmark of mid-century style), which allows for ample below bed storage, leaving room for cut accents.
The wall beside your bed is your office, so to speak. This is a wall dedicated to working, while your guests can join and sit with you. It's a quiet spot amongst the chaos. Adding some art into the space gives character, color, and something to talk about amongst your guests!
This is a bed that's more than a bed. It's your living room sofa, your entryway bench, your daybed, your picture-perfect focal point. There's nothing better to anchor this wall than this modern moment. Adding some greenery will bring an airy feeling and a pop of color into the space.
When trying to style a small room, it may be best choosing some pieces of furniture that serve two purposes. Using a desk next to a bed and adding a bench at the end of the bed, are great ways to use less furniture and have more space. You can gain more space and have the furniture be more functional by using it for different purposes.
Having all the necessities of a home in a studio apartment is a hard task at times. Adding elements in your bedroom area that may normally not be there will be the new norm. Placing your coffee maker on your dresser can make it so you don't have to add additional pieces and offer dual functionality. Bringing in woven baskets can give you extra storage and tie in the wood-tones into this studio apartment, making it cozy and warm.
Hanging a mirror above the desk in this studio apartment allows this to double as a vanity and a workstation. The mirror also helps reflect light — a crucial element in a smaller space. An open-back bookshelf allows for additional storage while keeping the overall look light and open.
When living in a studio apartment, you want the space to feel cohesive. So, choose a color palette and stick to it. In this space, we used pinks and blues as our color base, then contrasted them with whites and wood tones. To elevate the space, we opted for pops of gold and brass. The result is a multi-functional space that feels intentional and cohesive.
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