If you’ve got a studio apartment, you’ve probably wondered if you are making the best use of your space. It’s all about functionality in small living spaces and you need a layout that will work with your lifestyle. Look for options that create defined zones for different activities while still letting you express your personality. Here are our suggestions for some clever ways to arrange furniture in a studio apartment.
Create A Foyer
No matter what your entryway looks like, you can create a space that welcomes your arrival home. Do this by placing a chest of drawers or a console table just inside the front door. It will become the spot you immediately drop your keys, mail and bags when you come home. Not only will it keep your floor clutter-free, it will help keep you organized; you’ll automatically know where you left your phone, wallet and sunglasses. If you go with a piece of furniture that has drawers, it can serve double-duty and store some of your clothes.
Separate Your Sleeping And Living Areas
It can be tempting to place your sofa at the foot of your bed, which is a popular look. For some, though, this might not create enough of a sense of separation. Instead, try arranging your sleeping and living areas against opposite walls, so you have the opportunity to move from one area to the next and can enjoy a whole new vantage point once you do. Being able to switch perspectives is always a good thing! It can help you transition mentally from one space to another and signal to your brain that you’re in a new spot meant for a different purpose.
Use Storage As A Divider
If you want to create distinct physical areas in your studio apartment, one of the easiest ways to do this is by using shelving units or bookcases. They allow you to create separate zones as well as some privacy, and they also look great and can be styled in a number of ways. Use a combination of books, art, and keepsakes, or use it as an extension of your closet, displaying bags, hats, and shoes; there are no rules! Storage units are especially good at creating privacy for your sleeping area. Because they’re mobile, you can experiment with different layouts easily and move things around whenever you need a change.
Create A Designated Seating Area
Be sure to think about where your guests will sit and how you can create a comfortable space to lounge that is separate from your bed. There are different ways to do this, including using a loveseat—a real space-saver—and placing two chairs opposite to create a cosy conversation area. You might use an apartment-sized sofa or even simply arrange two or three chairs and an accent table to rest drinks on. Help delineate the space with a rug underneath or leave the floor bare. Having a great place to hang out and lounge will make your apartment feel warm and welcoming.
Embrace The Sectional
One more word about seating: don’t be afraid of the sectional! You might worry there won’t be enough room, but condo-sized sectionals these days aren’t bulky. They are built to be trim and compact, either without arms or with arms that are very slim. The corners of a sectional sofa are used for seating, so there’s room for more people, or you can enjoy the extra space yourself and spread out. It can seem counterintuitive, but not only can a sectional fit, if you find a good one it just might be the most comfy option.
We hope you enjoyed these ideas for how to arrange furniture in a studio apartment. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Medallion blog for more home decor tips.