Studio Apartment Decor Ideas


If you have just moved into your studio apartment and with all the excitement there’s a corner of your mind telling you that small spaces mean decor compromise, we’re here to prove that thought wrong! As designer Keith Caroll puts it, with a small space, you think big. Even a small room has room for everything; that is,  if you know where to put them. And, there are always tricks to enlarge small spaces visually.  So to help you take on this decor assignment head-on, we’re here to spill tips and ideas coming straight from interior designers.

Divide the Apartment into Zones

Use strategically placed rugs to define specific areas like the living room or bedroom. Introduce barn doors or glass door partitions to physically separate spaces while allowing light to flow through. You can also shop for sheer curtains online that can serve as makeshift dividers, offering privacy without closing off areas completely. These thoughtful additions not only enhance functionality but also contribute to an aesthetically pleasing and visually spacious environment.

Small Windows Can Do Big Wonders

If you have small windows in your studio apartment, recognize the design opportunity. If you feel that curtains cannot be accommodated within the space available, you’ll find a better alternative in custom roman shades with vertical stripes that draw the eye upward, creating an illusion of larger windows. This is  a stylish yet practical solution to elongate the perceived height of the windows and also make the studio apartment feel more spacious.

Use Space-Saving Multipurpose Furniture

In a studio apartment, go for space-saving solutions with multipurpose furniture. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Foldable Furniture: Invest in foldable chairs, tables, and desks that can be neatly stowed away when not in use, maximizing floor space for various activities.

Modular Storage Solutions: Consider modular storage units that can be customized and rearranged to adapt to your changing needs. These flexible systems provide ample storage while maintaining a sleek and modern aesthetic.

Hidden Storage Ottomans: Incorporate ottomans or benches with hidden storage to store items like blankets, pillows, or books, serving a dual purpose as both seating and discreet storage.

Slide-Out Pantry: If your kitchen space is limited, consider installing slide-out pantry shelves or pull-out cabinets to efficiently store and access your groceries and kitchen essentials.

Murphy Beds: Explore the convenience of Murphy beds that can be folded up into the wall during the day, freeing up floor space and transforming your bedroom into a more spacious living area.

Wrapping Up

As you start your studio apartment decor project, just know that every space has decor possibilities and potential that you just need to tap into. And we hope that with our tips, you’ll be able to ace the assignment with ease! There are always more tips to add to the bag, so before we see you off on your decor journey, here’s a parting gift- opt for lighter colour furnishings that take up larger visual space and add colour pops with smaller items, you’ll have the perfect balance of spacious and inviting space!