A studio apartment is one those things that can only ever be as great as you want to make it. If you are determined to sulk and feel down about the lack of space, your house is never going to reach its full potential. Let's face it - though there's nothing wrong with a studio apartment, it tends not to be a first choice. If you are living in one, it's probably because you can't afford to pay for a bigger space.

To reiterate, a studio apartment can only ever be as stylish as you want to make it. Fortunately, two keen eyes and a little bit of imagination can transform this tiny space into something remarkable. It doesn't matter whether you're going for the classic bachelor pad, or the open plan Friends look - it's all possible with a dollop of creativity, says Buzzfeed.com journalist Peggy Wang. Here's a guide to creating different mood areas in your studio apartment.

Stick To Neutrals  

When it comes to creating different moods, we tend to use lots of different colours. Unfortunately, this is only going to make your little flat seem even smaller than it is. What you've got to do is create those moods in another way, a way that doesn't rely on ten contrasting paint colours. If you are bent on opening up the space in an apartment, you have to stick to neutral colours - white, grey, tan and stone are good choices. You are advised to use just one colour for all of the walls in the apartment. Yes, it's a little bit boring. However, it will really add some extra  dimension and breathing space to your home, say the experts at HGTV.com. If an open plan area is painted in a single light colour, the entire thing starts to look spacious and airy.

Perfect Furniture

If you can't add flair with bright colours, what can you do to open up a studio apartment? Well, it's all about the furniture. When it comes to creating different mood areas in a small space, you have to think carefully about the colour and the design of your chosen pieces. This can be a tricky thing to do, because you don't want to end up with a disjointed set of rooms that don't match one another, say the experts at WikiHow.com. Try to use different materials to create different moods - soft and sumptuous furnishings in the lounge, and light oak pieces in the kitchen. It's important that you can take advantage of the discrepancies between soft and hard, practical and comfortable.

Lighting It Up

If there's one thing that's even more important than the furniture, it's your choice of lighting. For top quality advice on how to pick the perfect light fixtures, visit http://www.bltdirect.com/. You can do anything with the right kind of lighting, so make your decisions carefully. Unlike paint colours or furniture, the light fixtures don't necessarily have to match. You are free to use a host of different lighting fixtures across the apartment, because they can be used and then turned off at will. It is a good idea to avoid spotlight fixtures in a small space - they pool light and create a lot of shadow. However, uplights are a good idea because they spread light evenly across the room. It's a good idea to use wide and open fixtures in an area like the kitchen. For more relaxing spaces, try slightly recessed wall fixtures and have a lot of different lamps spread across the room.

Author Bio: Simon Armitage writes for a home and lifestyle magazine. He recommends BLT Direct for high quality light fixtures and fittings. Simon can usually be found reviewing new products, or interviewing industry experts.
Toronto-based studio Cecconi Simone have done it again, this time with the Yorkville Penthouse project. Located in a district in Dowtown Toronto, Canada, this gorgeous apartment is the perfect place to call home. The apartment is located on the top floor of a new, hi-rise condominium in Yorkville and it is also a warm and welcoming place to land.

The clients wanted an urban and less car-dependent lifestyle, so this 4300 sqf contemporary penthouse seemed perfect. The space was exactly what the architects wanted, a blank canvas which they can tailor to the clients’ needs. The result is a beautiful, modern home with a semi-open-plan, with fluid yet distinct private and public areas.
Located in Vasastaden, this apartment has a very light and elegant design. It features 3 meters high ceilings and large windows with deep niches and this allows lots of natural light to get through, making the interior very bright and airy. The interior décor itself is rather simple. The walls and ceilings are white and the wooden floors also have a light finish but there’s still a balance between the cold white and the warm brown as well as between the textures found inside.

The apartment still features some of the original elements such as the flooring, the stucco, ceiling medallion, the moldings and the paneled doors. Another beautiful element that has been preserved is the original fireplace. It has an elegant design and many beautiful details. Another great thing about this apartment, this time from a structural point of view, is the fact that it has two balconies. It also benefits from a wonderful location, close to restaurants, galleries and cafes. Internally, the apartment features a spacious living room and a separate dining area with a west-facing balcony. The dining room can also be used as a bedroom and features a rounded outer wall.
With small apartments there’s often a problem when decorating the interior. Since there’s not much space available, these apartments tend to be dark and crowded. It takes talent and creativity to solve that problem while also making the apartment functional. I this case we have a tiny Scandinavian apartment that only has one room.Luckily that one room was a very large space and this allowed the designer to divide it into different corners and several separate spaces. The apartment is also bright and airy.

That was possible because of all the clean and simple lines. Everything inside is simple and yet cozy. The crisp white walls are also very helpful in this case. They are a simple trick used in small apartments and it helps create the impression of a larger space.
In this 1000sf 2 bedroom one bath 5th floor flat in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC, the client- (himself an architect and avid scuba-diver)- asked FORMA to think out-of-the box; to create an open plan solution maximizing the natural light, improving on the layout and functionality of the space and creating the envelope to display his art collection and a way to share his underwater photography with his friends.

The result is a multi-functional entertainment area bathed in light, with the custom concrete fireplace surround flanked by sycamore millwork and a flat TV monitor for the scuba-diving slideshows on one end facing the matching concrete kitchen counters and sycamore upper cabinets in the kitchen area, turning the space from a series of smaller rooms into an open entertainment area.

The small Master Bedroom and second guest/study room were combined into a magnificent Master Bedroom/study suite, enjoyed by the client year round, that allows for the possibility of being subdivided into two private sleeping areas when a guest stays over. The project was published in TRENDS-Home & Renovation in the Fall of 2007 and received a Silver award for residential interior design from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
There is nothing fresher than a brilliant white studio apartment, where sunlight is free to bounce off every wall, and every accessory color and furniture covering just works. Of course, a plain white apartment is always in danger of appearing either too bland or too fragmented with no cohesive color story to follow, so we're looking at a few beautiful layouts that get it just right.

This compact studio apartment packs in an art collection propped along a picture ledge to breathe life into the laid-back lounge space.
Red and white colors will decorate your entire apartment interiors; whether the living room, kitchen, bedroom, and dining room with very stylish and modern decorating ideas. Red & white is a perfect combination to choose in designing your home interiors as white is a very pure and soft color to be applied in your entire apartment considering it as the main color and red is a very strong color to use to highlight important areas or the main places in each room. This color combination is much used in modern apartment décor, and so it is imperative for you to choose a modern furniture style in your home interior rooms. Now the important is how to diversify these two colors in each room. Let’s start with the living room, as shown; the main color is white painting all the walls so that you are free to choose your furniture in red like these two red sofas, red shag rug, red portrait and wall clock while letting the table black as it is and just choosing some storages to be colored in red. Going to the main bedroom, in most of the modern bedroom designs, as the wall back to the bed is the room key, you may like to paint it in red and no problem in using red bedding and getting a beautiful red vanity to complete the romantic bold look of the bedroom. The Dining room in this collection is all in white but I think if you used red chairs it will be an unbridled design. And finally with kitchens, it’s very common to use red and white in kitchens even if you didn’t use it in the entire apartment décor. All kitchen interfaces are red with identifying each storage edge with grey and its handles and you will be lucky if you buy your red fridge to match the attractive look. Of course if you want to add some furniture in red or maybe black, just ensure to go with this incredible red and white home interior decor.
Red & White Apartment Interior Design Ideas
A smart designer is able to transform a very small space into a functional yet comfy one; check this practical design for a 40 square meter apartment, it may inspire you by some of its ideas. The most important place in this interior was the living room which was functionally furnished by a comfortable sofa and chair facing a practical unit taking the whole wall in a beautiful way; it is divided into a lot of shelves quite enough to accommodate all the living room stuff and many others and it looks so nice at the same time in a pure white color matching very well with purple used in the sofa and chair. Right behind the sofa there is a modern sliding door made of wood and matching with the wooden floor of the whole apartment, this door is separating the living room from the bedroom which occupies a small space but contains all you would need in a bedroom; a cozy bed, a large wardrobe and a mirror plus some other accessories as well. The 3 main colors used in this apartment are also used in the bedroom; wood in the wardrobe and floor, white in the walls and furniture and purple in the accessories. The kitchen is very practical and includes all necessary appliances such as the refrigerator, the oven, the microwave and the washing machine. It is also equipped with many large storage units, a sink and a dishwasher. In addition, the kitchen looks so stylish in a purple color which decorates the storage units and matches with the white countertops, stainless steel appliances and wooden floor. A beautiful glass partition separates the kitchen from the small dining table which is located right beside the living room wall unit; the dining table is so pretty and stylish although it is very small but its purple glass chair is adding a contemporary and fashionable look. The small space of the bathroom is excellently used; it is equipped by a shower cabinet, a toilet and a stylish washbasin installed on a useful storage cabinet. The bathroom has the same wooden look of the rest of the apartment.

Nothing could cheer you up more than a delightful home you live in; comfortable, practical and good looking. This design is a clear example of a delightful apartment in a small space. This apartment with a small space of only 45 m2 was smartly designed to contain a bedroom, a study room, a living room and a baby room. It is difficult in such a small space to create a family atmosphere, but the designer could successfully do that using colors in an excellent combination between light and warm; white color is dominating the floors and most of the walls which bring a light ambiance and make you feel that the space is larger. In the bedroom, warm brown gives an intimate feeling and matches beautifully with the lighting on top of the bed. To not occupy space, a TV is hanged on the wall. A large & practical bookcase is separating the bedroom from a study room which consists of only a small desk and a comfortable chair in pure white color to contrast with brown in the bedroom. A small dressing is hidden behind the large bookcase. Glass doors look awesome; the designer used them to separate rooms without reducing space, chic glass doors separate the study room from the relaxing room which combines a living or rest room with a baby nursery. This rest room is composed of a relaxing lounge chair, a beautiful storage cabinet and a baby cot in addition to some stylish wall shelves. Its green walls and white floors are making a magnificent harmony especially with white the chair, cot, shelves and brown storage unit.

Small colorful apartment designed by Anna Marinenko. Beautiful combination of red and chartreuse color. The idea is to make a colorful and bright interior, but do not overdo it with colors, and do not get in the end white interior with small spots of color, although it is also very nice, but too simple. I hope I was able to find a middle ground.
Small apartments, again! As long as we find such amazing small apartment designs that we are certain of their amazing impact on you, we would never give up posting about them. Now this one is really perfect; it’s amazing, stylish, inviting, and it won’t make you even feel that you are in a small apartment. The perfection comes from the right use of colors along with the perfect modern and practical furniture that utilizes the space in an amazing way. The whole apartment comes in white, like most small apartments, for that spacious feel we always talk about. Some color accents are found in the apartment in the form of purple dining chairs along with some purple portraits and decorative items to give that really chic atmosphere in the dining- kitchen area, where the apartment has an open kitchen that includes a dining table beside it to make transferring food easy and quick. Wood panels are hanged on the ceiling to give a chic and cozy style to the apartment.

It’s not only about furniture selection, wall paint or room’s size to make an apartment as a home. We need to combine style and taste in order to create a cozy dwelling, just like the below sample.  Decorated in Scandinavian style, the apartment is very stylish, spacious and bright. Measuring about 92 square meters with 3, 5 rooms; the modern apartment features tall windows with high ceiling of 3, 15 meters.
This beautiful Sweden apartment was built in the early 1900. Light, clean and functional. Swedish homes and apartments generally maintain a very high standard. I’m really loving kitchens with exposed brick walls!
Swedish style! If you are interesting it spotted on Stadshem.
I want to share this lovely apartment in Sweden with you, as I think it shows how easily you can create a lovely and functional space even in a small place. The mix between the old and rustic works perfectly against the modern couch and the black and white posters - it makes it all more interesting. 
We love seeing conversions of old property into something beautiful. The brick exposed walls and arches are a nice touch to this contemporary apartment. Located inside of the “Leicester House” (a historical 1880's building) in Melbourne, Australia.

This is a very delicate design for a large apartment interior located in Rome, Italy. This apartment interior design, which has been done by Carola Vannini Architecture, is an example of the classy minimalist decorating style. As you see, the design is very luxury and elegant, yet very simple & sleek. The designer depended on white & red in the whole interior design without any interventions of other colors except for wood floors and few black details, which seems logic as most of the minimalist interiors depend usually on the color white to enhance the sleekness of furniture and the purity of the whole look; however, red came here to warm the ambience and give it a little heat to break the coldness of an entire white look. You can notice that the designer may be inspired, besides the minimalist style, by the Scandinavian decorating style which appears in the combination between the white walls & furniture and the wood floors, except that the wood floors here are darker than oak, often used in Scandinavian interiors. We can also notice that the designer wants to reflect the sophisticated simplicity of the minimalist style in every detail; the living room, which looks so comfortable, is also looking so sleek & clean especially with this TV unit that has a very geometric form, the minimalist living room decoration is enriched by red cushions, a round coffee table, and especially a painting on the wall also in red, which is giving the living area a more warm & cozy feeling.

Here’s another example that still proves that having a small apartment doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get everything you need. This is a smart design of a small Swedish apartment; the apartment literally provides its resident with everything; nothing’s forgotten or missed out. Another thing that is really taken care of is the decorative side; things aren’t piled up in the apartment in a messy way. A high decorative taste is seen through the design, and practical furniture is used to supply all necessary stuff without occupying much space. The first thing to notice about this apartment, which is essential and smart, is that the color white was used on all of the walls. White walls are necessary in small apartments because they make the overall look bright and give an illusional feeling that the place is wide. First off, the living area includes a beautiful L-shaped sofa that comes in a solid color and some printed pillows are thrown on it to give a colorful look. A printed rug, a portrait, and a small table with a flower vase on it are put to complete the look of a small living room. A wall shelving unit is present taking the whole height of the wall which is really smart. These shelves provide a lot of space for storage. You can store a large number of books, or other stuff in there.

This is a gray and white apartment interior designed by Lanciano Design. This apartment has modern design with dark gray and white as the main color theme. The white color used for the walls, ceilings and some furniture, give a clean and modern expression for the interior. The dark gray color is used for floors and some other furnitures. This color give an elegant expression on this apartment. This apartment designed with great views through the big windows, allowing the occupants to enjoy the surrounding view and also let natural light to go inside the apartment.
White and Gray Apartment Interior Design

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