How To Organize a Studio or Small Apartment

Arranging, organizing, and decorating a small apartment or studio should be easier than doing the same for a large home or loft. Logic dictates that the smaller the space, the easier for you to fill it up. Yes, that may be the case. But, if your problem is that you have too much stuff and furnishings, the small space may turn into a cluttered and disorganized warehouse instead of a relaxing and comfy home. Well, help is surely here. Here are some decorating and organizing tips for you to consider in making your small home into a perfectly livable space.

  • Start with a plan. Yes, this is definitely a no brainer. You will definitely need one in order to properly organize the apartment. This will entail whipping out the tape measure and take down the dimensions of your apartment. Measure the furniture you will want in the apartment as well. Decide where you can position each furniture piece starting from your bed, couch, kitchen appliances, refrigerator, drawers, cabinets, and the like. This will allow you to see if you have ample space for everything you need in the apartment. Once you have a clear idea on what you want to do and are aware of the measurements you will have to work with, plot the floor plan on paper. This will serve as your guide. Now, you don’t have to be a skilled draftsman or architect to do this. A ruler and a pencil should be all you need.
  • Start shopping. Once you have the floor plan drafted, you now have an idea on how many furniture pieces you need, not to mention each piece’s dimensions. Make a list of what you need to purchase and start shopping around. If you feel that you can splurge, then consider having each piece custom-made, which will make it easier for you to follow the floor plan.
  • Add storage. The problem with small spaces is that you will not have enough room for storage. Well, there are ways to add more storage compartments in your room. For instance, you can hang and mount shelves, cabinets, and cubbyholes on the walls. You can elevate some of your kitchen appliances from the floor to allow storage space below them. You can use the bottom of your bed to store stuff. In fact, you can have the bed fashioned with storage drawers at its foundation as well. This is really up to you and the theme you plan to instil in the apartment.
  • Create divisions. A studio is really only one room apart from the bathroom. Now, it is up to you divide the single room into sections. You will want a section for your kitchen, another section for your dining and living area, and another section for your bedroom. You can use bookcases or screen walls to serve as divisions. You can even consider having a contractor install sliding doors and dividers as well. Again, this will boil down to your floor plan and theme.

Finally, the last consideration in organizing the apartment will be to start moving in your stuff. Assuming that your furniture and dividers are already in place, you can now work on arranging the smaller items such as clothes, paintings, plants, and the like into the room. Again, this will depend on how you want everything stored, hung, and positioned.


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