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DIY Saturday #109 – Saving & Dividing Space in a Studio Apartment (Video)

Entry #1420, July 28, 2012

Happy DIY Saturday!! If you have been struggling with how to separate and save space in your studio apartment, today’s DIY Saturday is for you. Most studio apartments need visual separation to create privacy, as well as a sense on a home as opposed to a warehouse feel. Today you will see creative ideas to make the most of your small apartment – and these ideas could be used in a dorm, small home too!

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Divide your small studio apartment for versatility

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Ikea has a number of great items for small apartments. From furniture to accessories, watch this You Tube video showing how to install

You Tube – How to Install a Room Divider – Studio Apartment

 

How to maximize space in your studio apartment

Studio apartments have a challenge because all of your living needs are easily viewable in one space. In order to maximize space you will need to learn new techniques for saving space. From using multifunctional furniture, to getting creative with utilizing vertical space and under bed storage there are endless ways to create more space.

For these helpful tips for decorating or organizing a studio apartment I turned to Tiny House Blog for tips.

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Ensure your apartment has plenty of light

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1. Provide enough storage

Try to find furnishings for your apartment that will do double duty. You can even find chairs and ottomans that have storage areas inside of them. Just lift up the top and there you will find space for blankets, pillows or other items.

2. Use dividers for larger apartments

You can find beautiful dividers in both thrift shops and high end furniture stores. Use them to enclose various areas of your space. I saw an episode on HGTV where they used four beautiful wooden dividers to make a separate bedroom. It not only provided a private sleeping area, but also created another wall on which to place furniture.

3. Keep clutter at bay

When you have a small area, clutter is not an option. Too many knick-knacks and too much furniture crowds everything together too much. Keep your necessary items, such as extra bed linens put away in a dresser or wicker baskets. Kitchen counters should be kept clean with everything in the cupboards if possible.

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Visually separate your studio apartment

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4. Another trick for a small space is to buy furniture with legs and that are higher off of the floor

Your eye will look under these pieces of furniture and add visual space. Furniture that is blocky and low to the ground makes a room appear more crowded.

5. Ensure there is plenty of light in your apartment:

Whether you are painting with lighter colors, using lighter colored furnishings or ensuring natural light pours into your space. Light will make your small studio apartment feel brighter, airy and less claustrophobic.

For more small home ideas on Stagetecture, click here.

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