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Studio's - How to Make Them Work for You !

 

Taking a one room studio and converting it into a multi-use living space may seem challenging, but rest assured it is possible as long as you follow a few simple tricks. 

 

Each studio floor plan is different, yet the general aesthetics of a studio apartment are to provide a limited number of walls that divide a main living area and

Here are some great ideas to help you get the best from your studio! 
 

 

  • Go through the same steps you would for decorating a home.  This will be your home and it should be treated with the same amount of respect.  Consider what you will need to have on a continual basis, and if you have a lot of belongings, you may want to invest in a storage system.  

  • Create Specific Living Areas - Designate a specific area to eat, sleep, study / pay bills and entertain guests. Use these areas as a template for placing your larger pieces of furniture first.  If you really need to section an area for privacy, you could purchase room dividers or hang a decorative sheet or curtain from the ceiling.  Be creative with bead curtains, or other objects that you feel fit with your decorating style. 

  • Double Duty - Certain areas of your studio may have to be used for more than one activity.  Try to incorporate furniture that can have more than one use, see Furniture With Storage .  

  • Small Spaces  & Storage

     Studios  are usually equipped with little to no storage space. To enhance this limited space use color, proportion and textures to make your room appear larger.  Lighter colors are visually more spacious than darker colors.  See Proportion & Color . An important rule of thumb for small spaces is " The less clutter the better".  

  • Feng Shui - Keep your traffic paths clear.  You don't want to be walking around tables and chairs to get to your bathroom or front door.  

  • Thin Out ! Don't be afraid to pack away or sell some of your extra furnishings that just don't fit.  It is true that you need to live with things you love, but some of us love so many things it is better to pack them away or rotate accessories so you can enjoy all your finds. 

  • Enjoy Your Space - Do whatever you need you must to personalize your studio! It will become a place for fun, rest and enjoyment!

Never let the size of your studio space deter you from creating your own personalized living environment!

 


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