How To Furnish a Studio Apartment

June 26, 2019

Ready to move into your studio apartment in Little Rock? Moving in and making a living space your own is exciting! 

It can also be intimidating. Especially if you are moving into a unique space you have not furnished before. 

Here are a few things you need to know. 

Keep zones in mind. 

A studio apartment is one big room. The key to properly furnishing it is to make it not seem like one big room. Section off zones for your respective areas. 

There are so many ways to “wall” off a space without blocking natural lighting or losing that open-room feel. Here are a few ideas. 

  • Curtains. They aren’t just for windows. Curtains could be a perfect option for you to create a sleeping space. Tip: If you do hang curtains, make sure to hang them as high as you can. This helps create the illusion of more space. 
  • Rugs. A couch with a rug can be just as much of a living room as four walls and a sectional. 
  • Furniture and storage. Be creative! That’s the best part of living in a studio apartment. Your bookshelf would make a great room divider. Turn your couch facing away from your kitchenette. Voilà! That’s where the living room begins. 

Don’t hide things. 

What’s the theme of your living space? You! Decorative storage is a MUST when you are trying to fit your life into a small space. 

Display your wardrobe with a standing closet. You have great taste in clothes! Don’t be afraid to display collectables on floating shelving. Make every inch of the studio apartment you own. 

Decorate with neutral or bold. — Use the same color on all the walls. 

Studio apartments are unique space to decorate and furnish. Don’t be afraid to be bold! Properly used textures and prints can make the room look bigger. Or, if you prefer more natural colors. Go for it!

It’s a good idea to use the same color on all the walls. The small space doesn’t give you much room to change things up. The unified color scheme will help make the space seem larger and more coherent. 

Use mirrors to open the space up. 

The easiest and most widely-used method to make a space seem larger is mirrors. Double the visual size of your studio apartment with a properly placed and sized mirror. 

Consider building a loft (with a railing for safety) into your studio apartment. 

Many studio apartments in central Arkansas have high ceilings. If you are feeling adventurous, a loft is a great way to create more storage space, or even a whole second room. 

Get some approval from your landlord, find a good builder, and see what you can do!