Studio apartments happen to the best of us – whether it’s because we’re on a tight budget, living in New York City, or just because we’re waiting to move into the next place waiting for us. So, if you’ve found yourself in a studio apartment (efficiency apartment, single room space, whatever you want to call it), and are big on ideas but small on space, the following tips will definitely come in handy for you:
- Let There Be Light! Don’t paint the place with ridiculously dark colors, or drape super-heavy blinds over the limited light source that the window provides. Let it be as bright and airy as possible. Not only will this simple trick make the room look much larger than it really is, but it will make you feel better if you happen to be one of the millions of Americans with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
- Be Smart and Minimal: Understanding the very basic idea that you have a very small amount of space to work with will go a long way in preventing you from buying bulky furniture. Also, you should consider furniture that can serve more than one function – a bed with under-storage, for example.
- Open Concepts Are Your Friend: Knock down as many walls as you can. You need all the square footage you can afford in this limited space.
- It’s All In The Angles: You can easily add square footage to a room by angling the furniture in a different way. Also, pushing furniture up against the wall will give you much-needed floor space.
- Get Organized & STAY Organized: Easier said than done in this day and age, but keeping an organized space will not only make your life a lot easier, but will make your space look larger.
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