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Not long ago I moved into to the 500-square-foot studio apartment We 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 individual and I have a much better 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 small space liberating and exciting. After all, I went from a big two bedroom to essentially one long room. Obviously, not only have I found storage space in short supply, walls as well! So I've been faced with the issue of furnishing this little studio apartment and speaking from the previous failed attempt, I found a solution that works.
Keep reading for tips about decorating and furnishing your own studio apartment... and hopefully some inspiration from my furnishing and decorating experience.
Exactly what is a studio apartment?
A studio, also sometimes known as efficiency can be an apartment that's between 300 to 600 square feet with essentially one room. The main one room functions as a living room, dining room, bedroom, and kitchen. Even the kitchen usually doesn't have an actual wall. My kitchen for example, has a sliding partition. One plus that I've observed in studios within DC and in my hometown of New York are foyers, aka dressing areas leading into the bathroom. I really like those little rooms because they're like awesome walk in closets.
Effiiency Apartment Furniture Placement
The open floor plan of a studio apartment can make furniture placement quiet tricky. Who wants their sleeping space in ordinary 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 share some techniques with you about how exactly you too can have just a little personal privacy in your intimate little space by choosing the right furnishings and partitioning spaces predicated on their functionality.
To start off
Ways to Separate a Room
Although quite a few may disagree, I think separating a studio apartment, which is just one room is a must - particularly the bed from the rest of the room. Having gone the 'open space' route, I quickly realized that separating a studio room adds functionality as opposed to having your bed and living space back-to-back.
There are numerous of ways you can separate a room - here are the major options you have.