The ideal technique to create the impression of separate rooms in a studio is by being ingenious with flooring. You can create a feeling of separate living by integrating floorboards or floating floors in the kitchen separated by carpet in the main living room.
Get vertical. Wall shelves allow you to strategically place them to create storage space and trick the eye into seeing a defined area. Styling with books and a couple of plants will cheer up the area and creates a lived-in and cosy look. Sofa beds offer two functions in a single piece of furniture and your dining table can work similarly: cover it with a tablecloth when you eat and get rid of it to use the table as a desk. And don’t forget: low furniture fits small areas best.
Small space need colour more than ever. Dark colours make you feel like the walls are closing in, so use light, airy shades with cream or white as a base colour. Put in splashes of colour using cushions and other home accessories like a bright throw or a colourful bright blanket on the sofa or the bed.
White paint on floorboards adds light to a small room and mirrors let light reflect into dark nooks. However, the simplest way to make your studio welcoming is with the right lighting. Ignore the ceiling light: floor lamps – joined by table lamps or regular lamps – give the illusion of depth and extra space. If you can afford it, install spotlights to add an extra level to lighting; you can arrange them to draw attention to certain areas like the couch or your workspace. Why not put candles on your coffee table or a bedside lamp to make an even larger contrast? With different lighting, you can promptly create an impression of marked spaces and add some elegance.
Nobody is as skilled in making use of small spaces as the Japanese. Shoji screens can be purchased for about $100 (less if they are used) and offer privacy by dividing zones like your bed from the living area. Alternatively, utilise free-standing bookcase-style shelving to separate the space between the sofa and your bed. You get extra storage too that way.
It’s easy and simple to transform your studio apartment into a living space suitable for a king or queen (just a guest or two). When you’ve dealt with the living area, there are many ways to make the most of a tiny bathroom as well.
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