- Steal ideas from hotel rooms: They do a lot with a little bit of space and I'm really inspired every time I go into a new hotel.
- Conceal clutter: I have lots of wicker and canvas baskets to make up for the fact that I don't have a ton of storage or cabinet space.
- Be creative with space: I have my bookshelf in my kitchen with a tiny Ikea table. It really is a phenomenal reading nook. If I didn't think of that the bookshelf would be concealing a window and that's #NoBueno.
- Throw crap away: There's no space for junk in a studio. It will make you angry. So I find myself hitting the salvation army and consignment stores often.
- Make your closet functional: I only have one closet here. It's a walk-in closet, but it's just the one. My stepfather came in and put a second rack in it and some overhead shelving. That really helped a lot.
- Make it your own: I like comfort. Given my busy lifestyle, I really need my home to be a place where I can get away from it all, if I choose. This is why I have big comfy furniture and a dark wood theme throughout. I still need my space to reflect me no matter how big or small it is.
- Don't be overwhelmed: The first week I was here I had stuff on top of stuff and literally cried because I thought I'd made a bad decision to move because my furniture wasn't fitting right. After a few days of taking the space in and rearranging things, I am truly happy with the flow of it. I can't have more than one person in here at a time or it'll spontaneously combust, but I do love my little space.
Do you have any additional tips for decorating a studio? (or decorating in general). I'd love to hear your thoughts.