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How to Furnish a Studio Apartment

I recently moved into to the 500-square-foot studio apartment I lived in when I very first moved to Washington, DC. I was in my early 20's back then and single. NOW I AM pushing 30, no longer one and I have a far greater sense of how exactly to decorate and furnish a studio in a way that actually works.

I'm finding the experience of furnishing and decorating my tiny space liberating and exciting. I mean, I went from a huge two bedroom to essentially one long room. Obviously, not only have I came across storage space an issue, walls as well! So I've been faced with the dilemma of furnishing this little studio apartment and speaking from the previous failed attempt, I found a solution that works.

Keep reading for tips on decorating and furnishing your studio apartment... and hopefully some inspiration from my furnishing and decorating experience.

What is a studio apartment?

A studio, also sometimes known as efficiency can be an apartment that's between 300 to 600 square foot with essentially one space. The one room functions as a full time income room, dining area, bedroom, and kitchen. Even your kitchen usually doesn't have an actual wall. My kitchen for example, has a sliding partition. One plus that I've seen in studios within DC and in my hometown of NY are foyers, aka dressing locations leading into the bathroom. I really like those little areas because they're like awesome stroll in closets.

Effiiency Apartment Furniture Placement

The open floor plan of a studio apartment can make furniture placement quiet tricky. Who would like their sleeping space in simple site and virtually touching the family room space. Or worse yet, be a combination of both and dead area. I know I don't so I'll talk about some tricks with you about how exactly you too can have just a little personal privacy in your intimate little area by choosing the right furnishings and partitioning spaces predicated on their functionality.

To start off

  • Have a look at your studio apartment's floor-plan (or even sketch one if you don't have one on hand) and start experimenting with different layout choices which will work for you. Can be your room big more than enough to split it into sections and ensure it is more functional? Consider things like whether you plan on having friends over frequently (in which particular case you'd want a guest-helpful layout) or you intend on doing the entertaining beyond your home and will be using it simply for some 'me time' and sleeping. 
  • Keep in mind that you have limited space so every piece of furniture will have a significant impact.
  • Get your innovative juices flowing and begin thinking about how you can use the furniture pieces you want to buy to provide double-duty and putting your furniture in unconventional ways. Who knows, if your space is wide, maybe it'll seem sensible to place the couch in the middle of the room, a TV stand in the front as well as perhaps a cute three item dining area set in the back again. The back of the couch can be the separator you have to designate your dining area. So there you already have two different rooms. After that toward the end of the area, you could have your bed.

Ways to Separate a Room

Although quite a few may disagree, I believe separating a studio apartment, which is just one room is crucial - specially the bed from the rest of the room. Having gone the 'open space' route, I quickly understood that separating a studio space adds functionality instead of having your bed and liveable space back-to-back.

There are a number of methods for you to separate a room - here are the major options you have.

  • Bookcase room divider. That one is my preferred route, particularly with bookcases which have both sides finished. Not only does a bookcase separate a room, it also does double-duty as storage space and book display case. It can even double as a evening the stand by position placing your lamp on one of the shelves. I love how it keeps the area airy, while partitioning off the bed-area from the living room and looking so chic!
  • Folding screens. These come in all different sizes (short/tall, broad/narrow) and styles. They actually work as even more of a symbolic divider, necessary since we all need some privacy. Screens can also be an easy way to completely conceal your bed by using two of them. You also have the option to getting a shoji, a Japanese-style space divider.
  • Curtains. This is an easy way to go - who needs walls when you're able to have a curtain? Well probably if you want some privacy and peace and quiet but otherwise, curtains are cheap, easy to install, and simple to remove. It's a excellent temporary solution!

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