Simple Ways to Maximize Space In Your Studio Apartment

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By Daniela Johnson

Studio apartments have many benefits, but they can feel tight if you lack the right setup or organization skills. Luckily, it doesn’t require much effort to arrange your studio in a way that utilizes every inch of space. Here are some simple ways you can maximize space in your studio apartment.



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Use Multipurpose Furniture

Multipurpose furniture allows you to live comfortably in a studio apartment without having to get rid of all your stuff. Beds, tables, and ottomans can all double as storage units. There are plenty of multipurpose furniture options available for purchase at home goods stores, but you can also create your own space-saving pieces.

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Elevate Your Bed


Loft beds aren’t just for dorm rooms and kids. Elevating your bed frees up a ton of space that you can use to your advantage. Place a chest of drawers, desk, or shelf underneath a loft bed for maximum usage of your extra space.

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Try a Room Divider


Figuring out the best way to arrange a studio can be tricky. If you’re struggling to organize your apartment efficiently, consider purchasing or creating a room divider to help visually define the space. Another option is to use varying colored rugs for different sections of your home to help create the sense of separate “rooms.”

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Keep It Clean

Keeping your studio apartment clean and tidy can go a long way. Messiness and clutter will pile up quickly in a small place, and when things are disorganized, it’s impossible to utilize surfaces properly. Set aside some time every week to thoroughly clean your studio. This should include decluttering. You’ll thank yourself later when you notice how much easier it is to stay organized.

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Curate Your Clothes Rack


PPM Apartments offer lots of space, but sometimes you just need more (We get it, we’re clothes lovers too). Luckily, this dilemma can be used to your advantage. A curated clothing rack can double as a chic component to your apartment décor. Purchase a simple rack and pick out some pieces to display outside of your closet. You’ll clear up space while also adding to your apartment’s look (and you’ll be able to show off some of your favorite fashion pieces).


With these tips, you can say goodbye to efficiency studios and say hello to a space you can call your own!

Have fun!

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