Need some tips on designing your studio space? Well, you have come to the right place. We understand designing the layout of a studio style apartment presents a very specific set of challenges. It can be hard figuring out how to separate the space available into a workable blend of function and aesthetics. Follow these tips and you will not have to sacrifice eye appeal for necessity.
Simple Color Schemes
You might be surprised to learn that your color scheme plays a huge role in just how the eye perceives spaces. Keep the scheme simple, a scheme that incorporates too many colors appears disorganized and busy. Try to keep the color scheme to just two or three colors and use the in the entire space of the studio. Reducing the number of colors ties up the space and gives the eyes a rest.
Be sure to follow the 60-30-10 color rule when coming up with your color scheme. Sixty percent of your space should be a neutral color to give the space a more open appearance. Thirty percent of the space should be a standard color and shade. Finish out the remaining ten percent with a secondary, bold color.
Separation of space in a studio is the single hardest part about designing a layout that is both functional and pleasing to the eye. For your bedroom or areas, where privacy is a priority, you may opt to go for the classic folding room dividers or open shelving to add a sense of privacy to the space. Be sure to consider lighting and storage needs when deciding on the type of divider to use.
As for the rest of the apartment, consider the placement of an entertainment center or sofa to help split up the spaces without making the apartment look smaller. Consider furniture that you can see over to help keep the space open.
Give each area a function
Every area of your layout should serve some purpose, so define each purpose and assign it to a specific area. Each of these areas should feel almost like its own room even if it lacks walls, windows, or a door.
Consider using throw rugs and window treatments to pull the room together with a functional yet purposeful design.
One of the more common mistakes people make when decorating or designing an interior living space is ignoring the vertical areas of the apartment. Any time you’re dealing with limited floor space and smaller apartments you have to make the most of height when decorating. Adding visual height with vertical shading, shelving, room dividers, wall art, hanging lights or even hanging plants are all great ways to make use of vertical space to help make rooms appear larger
If you are currently living in a studio apartment and are looking for more space to call your own then consider a rent-to-own home today.