Sunday, March 26, 2017
5 Small Studio Apartments With Beautiful Design
Studio apartments are notoriously difficult to decorate - especially within smaller layouts. The simplest approach is to create a coordinated style that extends throughout the entire home, but that option can restrict the creativity and expressive potential of the occupants. The other option is to create a different theme within each functional area, but this requires careful planning and a unifying design layer to make sure the home doesn't clash or feel too eclectic. The five studio apartments profiled in this post demonstrate a variety of techniques and styles, proving that creative constraints can lead to inspiring solutions. 1 | Designer: YØ DEZEEN This first studio apartment from YØ DEZEEN uses a modern monochromatic theme paired with smooth plywood wall paneling. The compact living room arrangement sets the standard for the smart space-saving solutions found throughout the home. 2 | Division between living spaces is created with a combination of themed decor and built-in dividers. Here, a striped rug helps define the media area. Advertisement 3 | The rug’s slightly off-center placement prevents the sofa area from feeling too rigid, allowing for greater communication with the rest of the room. 4 | A freestanding divider creates an implied boundary between the kitchen and living space. It also offers a convenient mounting point for the television, making the media center feel like part of the room. 5 | Another partial divider in the dining room is mirrored to capitalize on the full-length windows. 6 | The workspace features plenty of extra storage to minimize the need for a larger desk. The shelves also double as a display for decorative items to make the living space feel more homey and lived-in. 7 | Distinctive green chairs give the dining area its own unique attitude – a splash of bright color within a uniform interior design. A wooden pendant light by Seppo Koho helps center the space. 8 | The kitchen is exceptionally minimalistic. Matte black paneling on the left allows the neutral cabinetry to stand out.