It's Possible to Have a Bedroom in a Studio Apartment, Here's How
Whatever your reason for living in a studio apartment — the rent, the open-plan configuration, less rooms to clean — what's gained in certain niceties comes with other trade-offs. Namely finding the best ways to furnish a small space so you can successfully cook, eat and entertain, as well as relax and sleep, in a single room. So, to avoid the possibility of ending up with something reminiscent of a university dorm (the frat-boy kind), and to save your sanity, it's important to compartmentalise — after all, you know what they say about boundaries.
However, as space is the most important currency in a studio, it's easy to think you can't afford to carve out a little bedroom oasis for yourself. "The trick is to not think miniature-sized, but how you're going to set the geography of what you're trying to create," says Julia Green, founder and director of Greenhouse Interiors. "It's all about creating zones within a zone."
Keep reading for Julia's five tips on dividing a studio and to be inspired by more decorating ideas for small apartments.