Studio apartments or other types of micro-housing are becoming more and more popular among single men and women these days because of how easy it is to maintain the apartment. On the contrary, however, there is one major drawback for this type of apartment – its small size, which can be quite the challenge when it comes to the interior design.
Imagine this: you do most if not all your day-to-day activities in that small space. How can you incorporate a design that can accommodate these activities but without making it look cramped?
Thankfully, there is an influx of design ideas and inspirations on how to make such small spaces look inviting and comfortable without spending a lot of money.
Here are a few design ideas for you and as you look at them, remember that you can adopt them according to your personality and preferences.
Loft Beds are Fun
Loft beds save space, and you can do more with space beneath it. Think of other ways how you want to use that. Do you want it to become an extra storage space, or do you want it to be a real living space, like a study area?
If you decide you want a loft bed, be careful not to place it near the ceiling or close to a ceiling fan. In fact, you need to consider first if it a loft bed is advisable to even build one for your apartment. You need enough space so you can use the space underneath it but not high enough that you will bump into the ceiling.
One of the primary benefits of using neutral colours for your interiors is the illusion of space it gives your place. They make your room appear bigger. Plus, you can mix and match them with other colours and styles. You can never go wrong with them. For example, accentuate your neutral curtains with black or silver, and you get yourself an edgier look.
If you have a much smaller space, incorporating ghost furniture is a genius idea. Imagine an almost invisible coffee table that serves its purpose extremely well.
Funky, Colourful Wallpapers are In
Colourful and vibrant 3D wallpapers can give your room a whole new and interesting personality. You will be surprised what happens to your room if you pair your white sofa with a black and orange graphic wallpaper. How about using forest green draperies as a backdrop for your white sofa? Be creative. The more you think outside the box when it comes to your design, the more you will appreciate your small apartment.
Industrial Style Can’t Go Wrong
Want to make the most out of your small apartment space and give it a hint of uniqueness? Then go for high, exposed ceilings. You can also use a large drawer or a cubicle bookshelf to double up as a divider that separates your bedroom from the rest of the apartment.
If you want more space, you can opt for drapes instead of a cabinet. You can draw them together whenever you need more space or spread it for more privacy.
Rethink the Foot of Your Bed
Don’t leave out space at the foot of your bed. Think of it as a prime real estate which you can maximise with a few design hacks. You can place a rustic bench that doubles up as a bookshelf at the foot of your bed. Or you can add a small desk that functions as a mini office where you can place your laptop and files. If you want a more flexible design, placing two separate ottomans can visually break the large expanse of your bed.
Sliding Door to Your Kitchen
Who says you cannot separate your kitchen from the rest of your apartment even with such limited space? All you need is a sleek sliding door and voila, your kitchen becomes a haven where you can concoct your favourite dishes.
You can either use a sleek sliding door with black frames and tinted glass panels or one with white frames and clear glass panels. You can also use an overlapping sliding door with a traditional design.
Choose Multi-Functional Furniture
Nothing maximizes space than multi-functional furniture. In fact, small, tight spaces become cosy and comfortable when you use them. These furniture pieces can have two or more functions that make it even more fun to muse them. For example, beds which can double up as a cabinet or cabinets that can act as a divider to separate your bedroom from the rest of the apartment. The possibilities are endless as long as you let your imagination run wild.