Design Ideas for a Studio Apartment
A studio apartment design requires creative and practical thinking. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to decorate a studio apartment. The post includes layout studio apartment ideas and space-saving tips. But also, plenty of pictures that will give you the best studio apartment design ideas.
Living in a small studio apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful and functional home. And in this post, you can see how you can make a studio apartment work for you. But first things first, what exactly is a studio apartment decorating?
What is a studio apartment?
A studio apartment is a small home where the living room, bedroom, and kitchen are all located in a single room. Some studio apartments however have a separate kitchen. Even though the apartment is then technically a 2-room apartment this is still considered a studio apartment because the living room and bedroom are still combined.
Most people will associate a studio apartment with student living (I too lived in a studio when I first left home) but studios aren’t just for young people and they certainly don’t have to look like a dorm room.
In this post, I will show you how to decorate a studio apartment to make it feel like a proper home where you can live, entertain and sleep in a stylish way.
Studio Apartment Design Ideas
First off when you want to design your studio apartment you have to think about what you want from a home. You really can do everything in a studio apartment if you design it thoughtfully.
Do you love cooking & dinner parties? then prioritize your kitchen and dining area. Do you work/study from home? make sure you have a proper desk area.
This doesn’t mean that you have to cut back in other areas of your tiny home, but it’s all about what you value most in your apartment and make that your priority.
In this post, I will show you how you can divide your studio into separate zones, give tips on how to use your space smartly, and give you some examples of the best colour schemes in a studio apartment idea.
How to divide a studio apartment
Ideally, you want to create separate zones in your small studio, one for living/dining and a separate zone for sleeping to give the illusion of a 1-bedroom apartment.
There are many ways in which you can divide the space in your studio apartment. From dividing bookshelves to loft beds or getting creative with colour and textiles. Scroll down for ideas to divide a studio apartment.
Divide a studio with bookshelves
how to design a studio apartment Nord room How to Decorate a Studio Apartment
· A high IKEA Billy bookshelf creates a cosy bedroom nook
· A bookcase behind the bed et viola! you have created a separate bedroom area. Style the bookcase with plants, books and unique items to make it a statement piece (photo: Mikkel Dahlstrom)
· Above you see an example of some amazing DIY work. A studio apartment design now looks like a 1-bedroom apartment thanks to the plywood bookshelf.
· The openings make sure there’s no natural light lost and underneath cabinets create that much-needed storage space if you live in a small home.
Divide a studio with rugs
You can use rugs to create separate zones. Usually, they are used in the sitting area of a studio. Not only are they great for dividing purposes but they also bring warmth and texture to a space.
The colourful rugs not only bring a vibrant look to this studio apartment but they also divide the space into a living and bedroom area.
Above the rug defines the sitting area, plus it brings colour to an otherwise neutral studio.
Not only the rug helps in dividing the studio, but the artwork as well. By only placing artwork above the sofa and keeping the bedroom area free of wall art do you create different zones.