When looking for an apartment, we will consider the same things as if looking for a house but before moving in we will need to consider different things. For instance, how best we will make use of there being less space to move around in. Also, how we will cope with having our living room, kitchen, and bedroom, combined. Our décor will also need to suit all three of these situations in terms of the mood it creates. So, this article will look at all three of these things with regards to studio layout, so that we are more than prepared for moving in.
Space Saving Ideas
In a studio apartment, there is much that can be done to make good use of the limited space available. We can first of all just consider keeping items that are either functional or sentimental. Too many ornaments provide clutter.
Also, we can look at storage solutions that can be bought for interiors to maximize the space available. This includes shelving that can be arranged to fit within a certain space and have dividers that move around so that specific objects fit perfectly within the spaces. In-built storage units will also save on space.
Objects that have dual or multiple functions are good for spaces where different activities take place. Any surface, for instance, can become a table, if it is at the right height. Designer furniture is available that will fold flat. This can then be placed against a wall and out of the way. Corner cabinets will best make use of a corner when it comes to displaying a collection of objects. Sofa beds have a day and night-time function.
Just a sofa can represent the living room area. If it can sit two or three at a time then there is no need for lots of chairs all taking up space with a distance between them, depending on how many guests you might want to entertain. A beanbag on the floor can be considered a modern alternative to seating for younger friends. Those, on the other hand, who suffer from joint pain might want you to find your foldable chair from against the wall.
A flat-screen television hanging on the wall is going to be a better option than a television taking up space on a stand on the floor. You will need to hang it instead of a picture that you might have had there. You may have to restrict yourself to just pictures of relatives rather than too much artwork. Although, I am sure you could accommodate one piece of art that takes you to a place beyond your studio apartment. In your mind, that is. Managing in less space can be a case of budget and affordability. Combining our space for multiple purposes is the way that we cope with such a compromise.
Choosing a neutral shade for your walls will satisfy all situations. A hot red that you might ordinarily choose for the bedroom might not be good when your apartment is also a kitchen and a place where heat is produced during the cooking process.
Mirrors are a wonderful way of making a room look more spacious. The reflection in them can create a multiplying effect in terms of what is already visible. They can give the impression of a wider room, should you be feeling claustrophobic.
In summary, when moving into an apartment where space will be limited, we can think about what possessions are important and necessary to us. We have to be more minimalist in our approach to life. We can combine spaces by purchasing objects that have more than one function when used in the same space. Also, we can think about how our décor should look when one room has to serve as a place to cook, relax, and sleep in.
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