This is the first time I have lived in a studio apartment and I must say it was a challenge with figuring out how to decorate and store everything. When I moved, I brought some furniture with me and had to purchase a few other things which left me with the burdensome of trying to incorporate it all and make it work.
I love keeping a dozen of fresh roses in my place. I have a cat and I wasn’t aware of this until recently, but many types of flowers are toxic to cats and dogs. Flowers that are non-toxic and my favorite to have around are roses and gerberas.
When entering my apartment, there is a divider wall between my living room and bedroom. I wanted to make the room appear larger so I placed a mirror above my loveseat. Mirrors will always open up a room. They are great but they also tend to be pricey so I opted for a smaller one from Target and made sconces for each side.
The scones were super easy to make and I was able to stain/paint them to make them look exactly how I wanted. I actually found this idea on Pinterest, the original post and instructions here. All you need are some Starbucks Frappuccino bottles, wood, stain, pain, pipe rail ties, screws, and some flowers.
Since my apartment is small, I wanted to keep the color scheme bright by using beige, silver and cream colors. My makeup desk was originally a dark brown so I painted it with a silver hammered rust-oleum that is used to paint metal.
Finding furniture to fit in such a small space was difficult so for my side table I designed it and had it created with the help of a friend. The top part is a piece of reclaimed wood and the legs are made of metal that were bent to create this look.
I try to make the room more inviting by adding subtle decorations that tie everything together. I like to incorporate a rustic feel while remaining elegant. The loveseat originally came with back pillows but I felt there was not enough room to sit so I took them off and added throw pillows instead.
I hope you all enjoy these little tips for decorating small places. 🙂 Have a great weekend!