You’d think decorating a studio apartment would be easy. Everything in one room = less rooms to think about! But when you have your bedroom, living room and kitchen all in one area, that can be a challenging feat. We can help you with some tried and true tips!
1. Choose a neutral color scheme
One of the most important things in decorating your studio apartment is to make sure you choose the right color scheme to make your space feel more spacious. We like neutral based furniture and walls for this purpose. So choose your pieces in beiges, light browns, light blue, light gray or off-white. Avoid dark or extremely bright colors because they can make the room feel smaller. Focus more on texture and details rather than color. Go for muted prints rather than bold colors.
2. The bed goes where?
Your bed should always be against a wall or adjacent to a wall, never in the center of the room or by a window. Up against a wall, it takes up very little space and doesn’t make your room seem small. You could consider a sleeper sofa so there’s more seating for guests during the day!
3. Light it up
Lighting is extremely crucial with small apartments. Keep your blinds or curtains open as much as possible, even in the winter! Letting the light in helps make the room look bigger! Invest in lamps or even a small chandelier that don’t take up any floor space.
4. Create little “rooms”
A studio apartment combines 3 rooms into one, so why not create the illusion that there are separate rooms with your furniture? Use small love seats or sofas to create a living room area by setting them perpendicular to each other. Set a small coffee table in the center of your mini room to extend the vibe. Use rugs, end tables or bookcases to further the illusion of a room within a room!
5. Store the clutter Storage ottomans, book shelves and storage coffee tables will come in handy by helping you remove the clutter from your space. Nothing makes a room look smaller than stuff just lying around. If you don’t have enough closet space, invest in some storage ottomans to stow away what you don’t need.
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It’s January, which means cold winds, snow, lack of sun and grumpy people. Turn your own home into a comfort oasis to combat this dreary month! How do we do that? Oh we’ll show you how. Get inspired by some of our favorite pieces, picked for you!
Step #1: Surround yourself with comfort aka pillows.
We just got a ton of accent pillows on the vcf.com website and they are magnificent. A particular favorite is The Peace Collection and they’re basically cable-knit sweaters turned into pillows. Doesn’t that sound like the definition of comfort?
Step #2: Get yourself a fireplace, if you don’t already have one!
The key to comfort in the winter is to stay warm and cozy. For small spaces, we have the Homestead Fireplace, which is just small enough to fit anywhere and it’s super cute to boot! For larger spaces, the Brentwood Collection is your best bet for ultimate coziness and gives your TV an awesome place to rest.
Step #3: Cozy chairs are a must!
Every room needs at least one cozy chair to snuggle up in with a nice book and a glass of wine or hot chocolate. Our Celeste chair is perfect because it comes with it’s own pillow AND throw! It’s a cozy explosion in one package!
Step #4: Lamps, lamps everywhere!
A lot of people in colder states suffer from seasonal disorder, which means you get sad and grumpy in the winter time because of the lack of sun. Combat this by placing lamps everywhere so that light shines from every stairwell and entryway! Our Paper Shade Collection is simplistic in it’s elegance and will fit any home.
Step #5: Get lots and lots of books and hunker down for the long winter.
Reading books is essential to getting through a long winter. So you need a place to put all those novels you’re about to read? For small spaces we have the Grenoble and you can pretty much put anything in that from books to coffee mugs to wine glasses, to truly max its potential out. For larger spaces, the Collins bookcase is truly meant to hold your beloved tomes.