One way of living in big cities affordably is by opting for smaller spaces, where your creativity is truly tested, as in how to ensure the space is utilized to the maximum, while keeping its look sufficiently presentable. Therefore, if you have a small place you’re planning to shift to, and finally kick-start ‘practical adulthood’, then let us help you out with planning and executing the task with the intention to transform an idea into an actual operational micro-apartment that doesn’t look or feel like a boring dorm room.
Studio and micro-apartments are largely similar, but out of many things in common, they are essentially single open-floor-plans which usually cover an area less than 600 sq. ft. The basic difference lies in the functionality of the two. A studio apartment typically constitutes of a kitchen, living room and bedroom combined in one space whereas micro-apartments are so much more than that. Micro-apartments are designed to use space more efficiently and in a more environmentally friendly way too while giving away a community feel with high-end facilities like a personalized miniature gym etc.
Let’s begin with some of the best micro-apartment designs across the world and then we’ll head on to exploring the avenues where we can source the things we might need to manifest any such ideas. So, shoot!
Curtains, all the way
Floor to ceiling curtains tend to add a classic touch to the interior and create an illusion of larger (taller) space. Net curtains in particular are a great addition to a room both aesthetically and in terms of utility as well.
Separate your bedroom with room-divider curtains, the cost-effective yet super chic alternative to solid walls or spaces where the landlord doesn’t allow permanent construction. You don’t have to get sick of looking at the living room while in bed, the curtain is there to give you the privacy you need.
The IKEA KALLAX bookcase
A bookcase doesn’t necessarily need to be used as a bookcase only. But it sure adds a lot more class to the entire outlook of the apartment, if used as a separator as well as an effective storage space.
Put boxes in open shelving such as the Ikea Kallax and make more room for things.
This shelf is customizable so it can meet your personal needs as far as the space is available.
Display the things you love, like your books, records, photos, paintings, etc. While stuffing the less-presentable stuff in the boxes to keep’em out of sight.
Bed with secret storage
A secret storage place is always a safe bet, be it underneath the bed, sofa or inside a stool. The best way to dump some stuff in, without it looking tacky. Store large amounts of unnecessary or seasonal belongings, things that are to be used less frequently.
The Secret storage ensures efficient utility of space. And equipment to turn creative design into a reality is readily and affordably available for aspiring young adults as ourselves, who really want to experiment with space.
Make high ceilings less boring with an elevated bedroom
High ceiling used to be a thing of the past but give it a quick modern touch while effectively utilizing the entire space with a loft bedroom. It not only helps maintain privacy but the right choice of color scheme can also make the area appear larger than its real size.
Optimizing spaces as small as 200 sq. ft. is nothing short of a challenge, and only smart choices can lead to having a spacious looking chic nest.
One of the solutions to occupying a small space effectively is by making a Sofa multitask as a bed – the Sofa for the day and the bed for the night. Hence giving your nest a cozy yet well-utilized look.
Use neutral and light-toned shades to give the place a spacious look. Allow the illusion of being better lit, than the space actually may be.
Add plants and play with natural light – let large windows do the trick during the day while using warm lights to make the space feel cozy at night.
Create the feeling of separation with nothing solid rather only a change in the tone of color on the wall. It is by far the simplest, most creative and affordable way of turning a boring single floor apartment into a cool looking studio.
Now all these ideas naturally make you think of a place to source everything and start working on your own little dream nest. We have you sorted here too. Order the best quality interior from these reliable sources and get your creative juices flowing. But before finalizing the shifting, don’t forget to have a steady or shall I say, lightning fast internet connection via local cable deals and order whatever you need and get it delivered to your doorstep, without any hassle. Explore our list of online design and furniture stores and turn the boring single floor into a dream house of yours:
All Modern: furniture to maximize available space
All Modern is one of the top online furniture stores that comes with a variety of furniture options, ranging from indoor to outdoor, which you can mix and match according to your needs and your creative potential, to ensure maximum space utilization without making things look too stuffy or out of proportion.
Choose the smartest, best quality, and most modern pieces according to your taste and have them delivered at your doorstep in no time at all.
APT2B: A place to leave all your worries behind
Shop the perfect apartment sized sofas with a number of provisions like free fabric swatches that will permit you to have the real feel of your furniture and a huge variety of other options too. Founded on the principle of making online furniture shopping as convenient as possible, APT2B online store tempts you to explore and choose from a large portfolio of items. It is near impossible to not find what you had in your mind at this store and also get it customized to your liking.
BLU DOT: Stylish yet functional furniture
An idea brought to life in 1997 by two architects and a sculptor. Their pieces are nothing less than a work of art without costing you an arm or a leg. Add a piece or two from their exceptional collection and step-up your interior game stylishly and affordably with options very rare in the common market.
West Elm: Accessorize your apartment with the coolest pieces in town
West Elm brings you the most affordable mid-century furniture in town.
In case you haven’t yet been to their stores visit their website, we bet you won’t be disappointed and will definitely find one thing or another for your nest.
An extensively built website, with everything you need to know and every facility to make your purchase easier, West Elm ensures the fastest delivery after order placement, so you won’t have to wait much.
The Inside: Everything Custom
If you like everything custom, then The Inside is definitely your place to be. Pick from an extensive collection of theirs, which boasts everything from chairs to headboards, and customize your furniture pieces just the way you need them. Get anything you wish to own in cool funky colors.
So head on to your laptop now, and order some of the coolest stuff available that will make your micro-apartment dream come true! And don’t forget to tell us all about your experience in the comments below!