Whether you are looking for a studio apartment for rent, two bedroom apartments, or just a simple one bedroom overlooking the cityscape, the process of finding the perfect place is the same — you have to visit several rental apartments, read the leases carefully, and be firm about how much you can spend.
Once you land the right apartment, setting it up the way you want will be the next step. But if you have chosen a studio apartment for rent, you may have to get a bit more creative about your decor because of the lack of space.
Here are some tips on how to furnish and decorate space-less places for rent.
- Sectioning. Since everything will essentially be in the same room, you will have to find a way to create divisions so that each area is defined. For example, you can find a rug to put in your living room that fits just in that area, and then have your dining table fit in between your living space and the kitchen. You may even want to put up a curtain around just your bed, or even your dresser and bed to define it.
- Tall Rather Than Wide. A studio already feels cramped, but because it is, practically speaking, an open floor plan, you can make the most of the space by purchasing taller pieces of furniture, such a bookshelf that stretches up instead of outward. This will save space and also make your apartment appear larger.
- Functional Furniture. If your rental is small enough, you may not have enough space to put a sofa and your bed, so why not use a futon or a sleeper sofa? With a futon, you could always cover it with a decorative throw during the day, and have your sheets ready to go at night. A sleeper sofa may even be better though, as no one will actually be sitting down and eating where you sleep.
Studio apartment renting can be frustrating if you are looking for a lot of space, but with the right attitude and vision, you can easily capitalize on the tiny area, and make the most of it. Helpful info also found here.