My sister-in-law will be moving into a studio apartment in October, and she has asked me to help her design her space. She is moving from a one bedroom to a studio, so she already has a lot of furniture. The task will be to pare down the furniture to the necessary pieces to ensure that the apartment doesn’t look too crowded. I will take pics once the plan is complete, but for now I plan to just show some things that I found online.
While searching online I found a DesignHole and they had information about how to decorate a studio apartment. So, here are the six things that they said to do:
Buy a few bold pieces instead of lots of little things.
Define “rooms” with translucent fabrics and/or area rugs.
A vibrant paint can define a separate space with-in-a-space.
Buy furniture that does double duty.
Light colors will make the space appear larger.
Finally, mirrors are an old stand-by for tricking the eye.
I am so excited about this project. I have been looking in the IKEA catalog for pieces that can perform double duty. I will need something that can be a divider between the bedroom area and the living room area. I am also looking for nice rugs to separate the different zones.
As I was searching the web I found a cute project that I can do in her “study area”. She is a student, and she also loves photography. So, I plan to make a linen pin board for her to put photos and other items she wants to display. I found this idea over at b*spoke. I think it would be nice to do a couple of these in different colors to match her decor.
I am going to take pictures of the space, and I will update the post after that. Once she moves in and the apartment is decorated, I will do a final blog post of the look.
Do you have any tips that you think would be helpful when decorating a studio apartment? Please feel free to share.
Peace and blessings,