Space is a precious commodity these days especially if you are one of the many who does not own roomy apartments. Not everyone has enough financial means to cover rents for huge or spacious apartments. So, practical people who live in tiny studio apartments make use of what is available to them – the limited space.
A small studio apartment can also look big with the right planning of placement of furniture, allocation of shelves, proper lighting, and using multi-functional furniture to be used in many ways.
Below are some of the tips to help small studio apartment owners to make their room look big.
Use multi-functional furniture
A small studio room can benefit a lot from space-saving when multi-functional furniture are used. An example of this is a sofa than can convert into a bed when expanded or an ottoman that can be used as extra storage space.
Use foldable seats and tables
There are foldable seats and tables that you can buy to use in your tiny apartment. They are easy to store and can be hanged to leave you enough room to move around when they are not used.
Paint the walls with light colors
Light colors gives the illusion of an expanded space which helps in deceiving the eyes. Paint your unit with light colored hues and this may not be exactly white. Light and pastel colors are perfect!
Place large or even small pieces of mirrors clustered together to reflect light and make a room bigger.
Maximize vertical space with shelves
Every space in your a small quarter is precious and this is the very reason why maximizing space is crucial. Put up shelves even on areas near the ceiling like the ones on top of the door or entryway to use those areas for storage. It also draw the eyes upwards making your room look and feel bigger.
A floor to ceiling bookcase can make your room big as it provides the illusion of a high ceiling. Leave some of the shelves empty so it does not look cluttered.
Use sliding or barn yard door style
A sliding door or barn yard kind of door does not occupy space as much as a regular door can. Use this on your bathroom door or as space divider.
Use a loft bed
A loft bed provides precious space commodity below it which you can convert into a small seating place or even your study area.
Install a Murphy bed or a pull-down bed
If you space is really tight and you can only accommodate so much, why not use a Murphy bed which is neatly tucked on your bookcase or shelving unit? A Murphy bed is a pull out bed which can be stored upright when not in use, leaving enough space for you to walk around.
Create leveled flooring
Elevate your sleeping area and use the few inches of space beneath your bed, and the leveled floor as additional storage space.
Use drapes or curtains to separate the sleeping area from the rest of the place
Using drapes or curtains for windows that are light and even sheer to separate your sleeping area than using bulky wall divider is a practical way to provide privacy. It does not add bulkiness nor you have to install doors to provide entryway.
Storage is important when you live in a small and tight studio apartment. You can use similar looking boxes to use as storage. Using similar looking boxes or containers do not make the view look cluttered.
You can also use a box bed frame that can double as a storage to keep your linens and other things you don’t regularly use.