Organization of space

For the lazy: an express guide for the arrangement of a small studio apartment


Studio - sounds promising, but if it isa small apartment, then her problems are almost the same as those of ordinary small-sized ones, but there is one definite plus - a smaller number of partitions. This is where we play. What is life in a small studio? This is a permanent state of permutation. The eternal search for the perfect solution and an almost endless feeling of dissatisfaction. The key to a happy life in a small apartment is space optimization. It is possible that the existing arrangement copes with most of the tasks and suits you in many ways, but there is certainly an option that you did not know about - and that will become your find. Designer Kelsi Vande Velden recommends drawing a detailed floor plan, cutting out all the pieces of furniture, and playing the long-forgotten kids' game of “build a house”. This approach will help you discover all the "dead zones" and take a fresh look at things that have already become boring.

1. Organization above all

The smaller the space, the moreSpace for storage systems - this is the harsh truth of life. Let the storage organization become your priority. Get rid of everything that you no longer need, safely hand out things that have not been worn for more than a year and do not miss a single opportunity - containers, organizers, chests. Now the underwear can be conveniently placed even under the bed.

2. Light also matters

Modern man shouldn't live in a cave,therefore, we will not neglect competent lighting. To begin with, you need to reconsider your attitude to curtains - it is better to give all thick and heavy curtains to friends who have apartments with huge rooms and high ceilings, and light, translucent curtains are more suitable for your tiny studio, or even complete freedom from them. As for the lamps, it would be most reasonable to select them with special attention to the appearance and compliance with the environment. A stylish lamp will not only disperse the darkness, but also distract attention from the size of the room, and this is our goal.

3. Two-three-four in one

Carry out an audit of all pieces of furniture andMake sure that each of them can be operated in at least two directions. Sofa-bed, console-toilet table-folding dining table, chest-coffee table, window sill-work surface, etc. Given the lack of space, we can not afford "monosyllables", so look for transformers.

4. Move vertically

If the area has let down, there is onlyPull the scale up. If the cabinets, then the ceiling, if the curtain, then the floor, well, and if you can not live without art objects, choose high and elongated. Another option is a vertical photo gallery.

5. Restrained zoning

Try to avoid partitions, about plasterboardForget how about a terrible dream. Your option is a division into zones with the help of decor, light curtains, screens and thoughtful arrangement of furniture. Zoning with decor only sounds difficult and expensive, in fact, you can do "little blood" by gluing only one wall or even a part of it with contrasting wallpaper, or by placing the carpet in the right place.