Studio Organization

Living in a studio apartment, you have to learn to make the most of your space.

After all, you only have one room for all of your belongings. Thus, you must organize things carefully. Otherwise, you’ll end up living in a room filled with clutter!

In order to organize your apartment the right way, you’ll have to plan ahead. Do you want your “living room” and “bedroom” to be in the same area? Do you want to create a divider between them?

You actually have more options than you think.

However you arrange your studio, your goal should be to create a clean layout that makes you feel at home.

In this article, we’ll discuss some studio organization tips that will help you make the most of your space. No matter how tiny your apartment is, these ideas will transform your studio into the perfect living area!

1. Create Clear Pathways

It's essential to create a flow in your apartment. To develop the perfect flow, think about how you plan to move through the space.

You shouldn’t block the door, for example. When you walk into the apartment, you should have clear paths to your bed, desk, kitchen, and bathroom. So, you’ll have to arrange things accordingly.

Your bedroom may double as a living room. If that's the case, you can use your bed as a sofa during the day. But even with this type of layout, there should be ample space between your sofa/bed and television. Putting them too close together will make the room feel claustrophobic.

If guests come to visit, they should be able to walk around comfortably. Make sure there's enough space between your bed, chairs, and other furniture.

Want to separate your kitchen from your living room and bedroom area? Add a divider! It will separate the two spaces and define where your bedroom starts and ends.

Again, having enough space between furniture is essential. For example, a coffee table should be approximately 14 to 18 inches away from the sofa. It should be close enough for you to reach for a magazine while still having enough room for your legs. 

Keep these guidelines in mind as you arrange the items in your apartment. Your layout will look fantastic! 

2. Use a Loft Bed

When you live in a studio apartment, you have to use every inch of space. One way to do so is by storing things under your bed. 

If there's enough space under your bed frame, you can add pull-out drawers and containers underneath. But you can take it one step further by building a loft for your bed. By lifting your bed up to the ceiling, you’ll open up a lot of space underneath it.

With your bed on a loft, you can put your desk, dresser, and even couch underneath. Usually, your bed takes up a lot of space, but not when you put it on a raised platform!

3. Rolling Furniture

In a studio apartment, you'll probably want to move things around a lot. This can be a pain if you have larger furniture. But with rolling pieces, it’s way easier!

You don’t have to go out and buy new furniture, either. With a few caster wheels from the hardware store, you can create your own mobile furniture pieces. It's neither expensive nor difficult to add wheels to things like desks, couches, and even dressers. 

Once your favorite pieces of furniture are on wheels, it'll be easy to move them whenever and wherever you want.

Also, do yourself a favor and buy a rolling cart. Keeping a wheeled cart in your kitchen or near your desk gives you a mobile organizer for all of your odds and ends. They’re great for organizing office supplies, cooking utensils, and other small to mid-sized items.

4. Coordinate Rugs

Don’t be afraid to use many rugs throughout your studio (within reason, of course). Soft rugs feel great on the feet and look fantastic in a small apartment.

They’re perfect for dividing up space. By having one rug next to your bed, another in front of the couch, and a doormat in the entryway, you’ll make each part of your studio feel like its own little room.

Plus, they’ll make your apartment look more stylish. Find some that match your decor and highlight the colors on your couch upholstery, curtains, and bedspread. The right rug can really tie a room together!

5. Avoid Clutter

In a small apartment, clutter is your worst enemy. When there’s too much junk lying around your room, it’ll be an unpleasant place to live. Even having too much stuff on your desk or coffee table can make your studio feel cramped and uncomfortable.

So, do your best to keep clutter at bay.

Luckily, it’s not hard. There are a lot of things you can do to maintain a clutter-free apartment.

For example, you might buy an over-the-door shoe organizer for your closet. This will give you a place to store footwear that would otherwise collect on your studio floor.

You’ll be happy when your shoes are hanging neatly in your closet (and you don’t have to worry about tripping over a spare shoe as you walk to the bathroom in the morning).

Be careful about what you bring into your home, too. Stop buying items just for the sake of it. Instead, before you buy anything, ask yourself if you really need it. If the answer is no, then put it back on the shelf.

You’ll thank yourself when you return home to a neat and organized apartment!

In Conclusion

Ready to create a picture-perfect studio that’s organized and stylish?

Just follow these tips:

  • Maintain clear pathways
  • Build a loft for your bed
  • Add coordinating rugs to divide up space
  • Get some rolling furniture to move things around
  • Avoid clutter

Setting up your studio is going to be a lot of fun. In no time at all, you’ll have a rad apartment that everyone will admire!

Author bio:
Ascend Five Points South offers luxury student housing near University of Alabama at Birmingham. Learn more about their student apartments today!