A studio apartment, sometimes called an "efficiency", is an apartment in which the bedroom, living room, and kitchen area fits into one central room/ space. For a renter that may have many belongings, it is necessary to make the most of the space available in a studio to maintain a pleasant living environment.
Several ways to make the most of a studio apartment include:
1) Utilize storage wherever possible: Creating storage space in a studio or smaller apartment is a necessary step to tuck away belongings that are not often used. Create an organized storage system under the bed and in the closet to pack seasonal wear, boots, shoes, and more. Consider adding storage to the decor as well. Utilize hanging shelves to display knickknacks on the walls. Use hollowed out ottomans to create accent pieces that can also store additional items.
2) Create distinct spaces using furniture: Even though a studio is one room, renters can transform the space and create distinct living areas using furniture pieces. Utilize furniture like book cases, desks, and tables to form distinctions between the bedroom, living space, and kitchen. In addition to furniture, lighting can really transform a space, so invest in multiple lamps for the studio.
3) Clean and organize often: It is necessary to organize the studio space often to avoid clutter. Invest in a trash can that can fit in a drawer to tuck away dirt and debris and throw away garbage and deposit recycling frequently.
How do you organize your studio? Let us know in the comments!
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