When you don’t have the luxury of lots of space, it’s important you strategize how you’ll make the most of the space you do have, as well as keeping it pleasing to the eye. One easy way to begin is by choosing a monochrome palette and purchase neutral furniture and bedding. If you try and match the same colour as your walls/carpet, it will make the space seem larger and give you the chance to get creative with accessories, such as wall art and textiles (If you’re thinking of painting the walls, make sure you become your landlords best friend first!)
Next, consider your studio apartment design – and determine how you and your guests will make use of the space. Then you can make a decision of the furnishings you’ll need to buy to fit into the space; such as the entrance, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. You’ll need to define where you’ll want the most lighting, storage space and carpeting. Carpeting actually makes a great divide but will keep the neutral break your small space needs.
With limited storage space that come along with studio apartments, open shelving and freestanding shelves can do triple duty as dividers, wall storage and decoration. For maximum space in the bedroom arena, build in storage fixtures around the frame of the bed and make them floor to ceiling. This makes the perfect storage for bed lining, clothes and so on (the stuff less pleasing to the eye and want to keep hidden!)
And last but not least, hang oversized mirrors where possible. Conventional wisdom may hold that small rooms need small furnishings but we advise the opposite. Hanging oversized mirrors will inject some drama and make the room appear larger by reflecting as much light into the space as possible. Neutral shelves will also look great underneath them.
It’s important to make the most out of your living space and visa versa if you are letting. If you can try and maximise the space you’re letting, you’ll be able to make more money from your properties. Estate and letting agents such as www.rentify.com are more than happy to value your properties and supply greater in-depth advice on how to make the most out of your property in today’s housing market.