Studio apartment storage is notoriously tricky to configure, and can be particularly frustrating when combined with the challenge of creating an aesthetically pleasing space. Read on to discover handy small-space storage options, as well as design tricks to beautify even the smallest of homes.
Studio Apartment Storage Hacks
Organizing your studio apartment has never been easier with these four methods.
Declutter, Declutter, and then Declutter Some More
We know you’ve heard it before, but decluttering is the key to an organized and nicely decorated apartment, especially if you live in a studio. Excess items cause not only a messy space, but a chaotic state of mind. Clutter can even induce cognitive overload and reduce your working memory! Long story short: get rid of stuff you just don’t need.
Minimize the Space Your Bed Takes Up
One of the best ways to save studio apartment storage space is with a nifty ottoman bed. You open an ottoman bed like you would a treasure chest. All you have to do is lift up the base of the bed towards the headboard, and there’s a plethora of storage space underneath.
Or, you can turn your bed into a daybed by pushing it up against a wall and using it as a sofa during the afternoon hours. Try adding some large throw pillows during the day to really make it look like an everyday couch.
Utilize Room Dividers
One great way to break up your apartment is by using room dividers. Dividing your space into smaller sections helps you keep your items more organized. Invest in one with built-in storage shelves to save even more room, or use a bookshelf for an academia aesthetic.
Display Your Awesome Fashion Sense
Studio apartments aren’t exactly known for their amazing walk-in closets. If you have a lot of clothes, or a lot of heavy jackets for cold weather, it can be hard to fit it all in a single closet. Try out a clothes rack on display in your room. You can show off your favorite or most-used pieces here to create additional space.
If you really want to get into the design of it, use clothing items that are complementary to the room’s color scheme. If you’re always running late, hang your favorite pairs of jeans and a few sweatshirts to ensure a quick morning getaway.
If you need even more studio apartment storage ideas, check out our blog on maximizing your home office storage space here!
Studio Apartment Design Tips and Tricks
Looks can be deceiving. Learn how to fool the eye and grow your space — without investing in additional square footage.
Go For a Neutral Color Scheme
Listen, if you love rooms full of bright pops of neon colors, ignore this tip and keep living your best life. But if you’re looking to create a spacious feel to your studio apartment, it is best to stick with a neutral color palette. Neutrals open up your room, whereas vivacious and bright accent colors actually make your room feel smaller.
Take a Look in the Mirror
Mirrors can be tricky (in this case, in a good way). Placing mirrors throughout your apartment will visually open up your space and make your studio apartment appear larger than it really is. Mirrors will make your home feel more open and bright, and you can find them in many different styles and sizes to customize your look.
Rooms that Reach for the Sky
Hang tall curtains that almost reach the ceiling to lengthen the look of your room. If your room feels taller than it is, it will seem bigger and more grandiose. Remember our first design tip and use curtains in light neutral colors to visually lengthen (not shrink) your space.
Divide your Space with Rugs
Investing in two or three rugs can help warm up and separate your space. Rugs create texture, as well as allow you to add another personal design flare to your home. They help break up your apartment, creating the effect of different rooms in one.
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Thanks for reading! We at Albuquerque Self Storage hope we helped you design and organize your studio apartment in stylish and useful ways. Click here to rent a storage unit, or give us a call at 505-431-6747!