Studio Apartment Decorating Ideas

A studio apartment divided into separate living areas using a KALLAX bookcase and other furniture

Studio Apartment Decorating Ideas

A Studio Apartment and Art Space in One. Ginelle just moved into her first studio apartment to pursue her dream of becoming a 2D animator. With Minimal furniture and tight quarters, she had trouble laying out the space. She was in need of a dedicated bedroom and living room but, more than anything, Ginelle needed her home to be an inspiring place where she could focus on her dreams and creative aspirations.

Ginelle sits at her desk sketching on her drawing pad as art supplies sit around her IKEA desk.

Divide the Space. Ginelle loves her studio apartment but really wanted her bedroom and living room to feel like separate spaces. We created a partition using a KALLAX shelf unit to divide the studio while still allowing light to flow freely in the space. KALLAX inserts and PUDDA baskets add stylish organization and, because the KALLAX shelf unit comes with a sturdy wall bracket, Ginelle can live in her space knowing that it is secured safely to the wall.

A Room to Relax. Ginelle wanted to host game nights with her friends and family, and now she can! With the SÖDERHAMN sofa, NOLMYRA chair and FROSTA stools she has enough seating for six. The sleek NYBODA coffee table with reversible top has enough surface area to hold a board game and a tray with food and drinks. Plus, if Ginelle wants to add a touch of gray to help ground the space, she can simply flip the reversible top.

A Place for Art. Ginelle dreams of becoming a 2D animator so creating an art studio was priority #1. The ALEX drawer unit provides convenient organization of all of her art supplies while the MOSSLANDA picture ledge above the desk keeps her sketchbooks off the table top but still close at hand when inspiration strikes. In order for Ginelle to work in this large closet, we needed to bring life to the otherwise dark space. We added an easy to install NYMO lamp shade with HEMMA cord set. Since this combination plugs in to a regular wall outlet, we were able to install the solution without the need of an electrician.

 A Good Night’s Sleep. Once we separated Ginelle’s living area, her bedroom became a private refuge; a place where her mind can rest after a long day of working and creating. Floating a wall mounted EKET cabinet by the bed gives her a stylish and modern bedside table while the tranquil PJÄTTERYD picture above the bed grounds the space and provides a sense of calm and reflection.

For Ginelle, having her first apartment is a first step towards adulthood. Working with her to create a functional and beautiful space, truly reflective of her personality, means she now has an inspiring home that fuels her creativity and motivates her to pursue her dreams.

The floor plan for Giselle’s studio apartment showing the division of space labeled as 1. Living Room, 2. Art Studio, and 3. Bedroom

Floor Plan. When looking at the layout of this room, it was important for us to break it down into functional areas: (1) Living Room (2) Art Studio (3) Bedroom

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, mean the IKEA commercial warranties and your right to return the products will be lost.

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