Arranging a studio is a rather complicated mission, especially if the studio is not small or very small. The space you have at your disposal must have a certain harmony and offer you the relaxation you need. Arranging a studio can be considered a challenge. But with a little organization and planning, you will be able to complete it more than honorable. Table of Contents How to choose studio furnitureRecommended colors for small homesHow to arrange a small studio for more spaceInterior design ideas for studiosModern styleRetro styleMinimalist styleScandinavian styleStudio decoration: What do you need?Tips How to choose studio furniture The basic rule when you want to furnish your studio is very simple. Opt for strictly necessary furniture. There are other rules you must keep in mind, related to the choice and positioning of the studio furniture: Choose multifunctional and practical pieces of furniture, because this way you will save space. You can opt for an example of a folding bed or a sofa bed. The fluffy armchairs are comfortable and do not take up too much space. Avoid massive bodies and very large libraries. Best Choice Products Sofa Bed – AVAILABLE HERE Mount shelves in a color similar to the walls, if you want to give the impression of open space. Choose armchairs and chairs without arms, to give the feeling of freedom. Roundhill Furniture Chair – AVAIALBLE HERE Rely on the effect of sliding door cabinets instead of hinged doors. Position the furniture in such a way that it does not obstruct the light because this way the room will look bigger. The most important piece of furniture is the bed. Ideally, you should choose a sofa bed. Which at night can become a comfortable bed or a bed glued to the wall separate from the social area either through the sofa and armchairs or through a screen or a body of furniture high enough to provide the privacy you need. Beds with storage space are also very useful in a studio. DHP Bed with Storage Drawers – AVAILABLE HERE Do not buy complete sets of furniture, buy separate pieces, depending on the space you have available and your needs. You can choose a large dressing room with a small built-in library. It is not necessary to arrange the studio with all the pieces of furniture from the beginning. Take the time to see what else you need and how you can combine the pieces. Recommended colors for small homes Colors are important when arranging/decorating a studio. You would like to give the feeling of a larger space and you can do this if you opt for neutral colors in terms of walls, floors, and furniture. Choose light and neutral shades that light up the room, as well as colors such as white, light gray, beige, cream, pink. The white and beige walls will not only create the impression of a more spacious room but will also give the feeling of order. Importance when you want to arrange a 20 sq m studio, for example. Moreover, if you opt for a combination of neutral colors you will give a note of sophistication and relaxation. You don’t have to worry about the color palette of your furniture. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. The ultimate goal is to help create a harmony that your space needs. The idea is that the finishes, decorative elements, and furniture must form a unitary whole. If you want to have color spots in the studio, opt for color contrasts made with textiles. For example a sofa in cheerful colors, or with the help of decorative elements. Novogratz Sofa – AVAILABLE HERE It is good to keep in mind that the color palette is chosen according to natural light. If the studio is less lit, you can use light, neutral, or even white colors. The shades of blue, olive, or varnish are recommended for a restful sleep, therefore you can use them in the space intended for rest. Light and vivid colors make you more energetic, but can also be tiring. Therefore they are recommended for the kitchen and bathroom. How to arrange a small studio for more space No matter what style you choose for your studio, it must be modern and practical. Here are some ideas about home appliances, storage methods, flooring that can help you organize the interior of a small studio. You have to be careful so that their number is reduced, just in order not to crowd the space. Appliances must also be positioned so that they take up as little space as possible. For example, you can mount the TV on the wall. Or you can incorporate the refrigerator and stove in the kitchen furniture. There are such narrow-sized appliances that fit much better in small spaces. You can put the microwave on one of the kitchen walls. You can also mask the dishwasher with a cupboard that can be a storage place. Light-colored floors help you make space look bigger. This is a trick you can use if you want to arrange a small studio so that you give the impression of more space. If, however, you choose a parquet in dark shades, opt for matching furniture, so as not to load the room too much chromatically. Interior design ideas for studios You can choose between several styles in terms of the interior design of the studio, depending on personal preferences. Modern style You don’t have to turn your home into another office. You just have to make it comfortable for your needs. Choose materials such as cement, stainless steel, glass. Go for a neutral color palette to highlight the details colored in red, cobalt blue, lime green, or glossy yellow. Use stripes to create space and height. Modern style does not abound in decorations. But it is a good idea to choose the simple ones, in geometric shapes, minimalist paintings or in a contemporary style. You can also mount shelves. Bamfox Shelves – AVAILABLE HERE Let the natural light into the house, give up sophisticated curtains or drapes In a modern style studio, simplicity, utility, and comfort are the only rules you need to keep in mind. Retro style You can use the retro style in arranging the studio. When you can choose, rely on natural materials (wood, cotton). Color your studio using the color palette of retro style that will brighten the interior. It is a style that stands out through a chromatic diversity: orange, yellow, fuchsia, red, purple. Avocado green is a popular color among those who prefer the retro style, as well as mustard yellow. Or you can make combinations (here is an example: red, orange, green, yellow). Choose decorations with geometric designs or striped and checkered textiles. If your studio is not very crowded, you can decorate the sofa and armchairs with decorative pillows. Miulee decorative pillows – AVAILABLE HERE Minimalist style In the minimalist style, you have to emphasize the strictly necessary. The walls of the studio are not crowded, and this is an advantage because you will have a brighter home. The pieces of furniture must be multifunctional (modular sofa, folding chairs, stools). Easy to maintain and can be moved from one place to another easily. The pieces of furniture in the studio depending on the size of the space and the way the house is divided. Jaxx Modular Sofa – AVAILABLE HRE Paint the walls in light colors, because they increase the space and give a bright and clean air. White, beige, even pastel green can be some ideas. Regarding the floor, you can be sure that you will not fail if you choose tiles or laminate flooring in light colors (beige, gray, brown). These shades will harmonize with the paint and will give brightness. If you want dark-colored floors, then you must consider choosing dark shades for furniture. As for the kitchen, opt for built-in appliances and cabinets that have storage space. Scandinavian style The Scandinavian style in interior design emphasizes minimalism and multifunctional furniture, which is perfect for your studio. Put on the window to allow light to enter. To increase the brightness, choose furniture with a light finish. The lighting fixtures in your studio must be suspended, and don’t forget to use lamps, sconces, floor lamps. Simple Designs Home Floor Lamps – AVAILABLE HERE Decorate the sofa with pillows with natural fabrics and knitted beds. Scandinavian-style accessories are small, which means you won’t crowd the space. You can choose as decorations the framed illustrations, but also metallic objects, made of copper or iron. Natural fabrics (fur, velvet, leather) must predominate in the Scandinavian style. Opt for linen, cotton, wool textiles, whether it’s sofas, blankets, carpets. Studio decoration: What do you need? There are no rules regarding the decoration of the house, the only thing you have to pay attention to is the harmony. But there are some tricks you can use without fear of failure. Pictures Aevio Pictures – AVAILABLE HERE Obviously, in the case of a small and very small home, you have to give the impression of more space. For this, it would be ideal for the walls to be white or beige. But this color might seem monotonous, devoid of personality, which is why you can call pictures. But you have to be careful that the paintings are not too many or too big. For example, you can opt for smaller paintings. You can also make a minimalist arrangement with some of your favorite photos. Phosphorescent wall stickers If you have a playful personality and if you want to give a special note to your home. You can put a few phosphorescent stars on the ceiling, or a few butterflies in a corner of the room. Carefully chosen, these wall stickers will have a spectacular effect. Mirrors Upland Oaks Mirror – AVAILABLE HERE Mirrors make rooms look bigger and brighter. You can place a mirror on the opposite side of the window and you will have more light. You can also place two mirrors facing each other, on two opposite walls for example, or a door and a wall. Another option would be to place a mirror on a hallway, no matter how small you enlarge it. You can use various types of mirrors. Not necessarily square, but also round, or whatever inspires you and you think it fits your small or very small studio. Curtains HLC.Me Curtains – AVAILABLE HERE Curtains are important, even in a small or very small studio. You can choose light, fluid curtains, in light tones and you can hang them as close as possible to the ceiling, to create the impression of a high room. You can choose a color similar to the walls, or you can choose a complementary one. If there is a chromatic unit, space will look bigger. It is also valid if you choose darker shades for the walls, but be careful, in this case, the dark color of the curtains can fracture your natural light source that enters the room. Carpets NuLoom Carpet – AVAILABLE HERE Carpets are important, you can use them to delimit the spaces, but you should not exaggerate by crowding the living space with textiles. Choose the carpet that fits the size of your studio. Lighting objects For a studio, regardless of its size, it would be good to focus on small lighting fixtures, so as not to overload the walls of the room. If you want to close the window so as not to allow prying eyes, you can use Japanese panels, which let light into the room. Let the light into the room or choose accessories that reflect it. For example, choose sliding doors, choose glossy tiles in the bathroom, or choose furniture in warm colors. Coaster Home Furnishings Panels – AVAILABLE HERE Tips A more generous studio in terms of space, a small or a very small studio does not mean at all that things and pieces of furniture have to be piled up. You must always maintain control, keeping order, and cleanliness. To divide the space between the sleeping area, work area, and relaxation area you can confidently use folding screens. If you still want more space, you can remove the wall between the room and the kitchen and you can move the kitchen to the balcony. Also, opt for a glass wall to create the feeling of more space and do not forget to integrate the cabinets in the niches, to free up the usable area.