This week my boyfriend and I were approved for a killer apartment near downtown Austin. It’s rare that you even find an apartment in the building we locked in, much less affordably. But we did. The main challenge of the new place — in contrast to the amazing 80 walkability score and 9-foot ceilings — is that it’s a 640 square-foot studio. (We’ve been living in a 750 square-foot one-bedroom that’s just laid out strangely.) We’d been wanting a big flex-space for a long time, and the kitchen and closets are huge, which just makes the living quarters a fun organizing and decorating challenge. So what did I do for ideas? Why, peruse Pinterest of course. And I found a multitudeof awesome studio layouts and decor ideas — most of which are in even smaller spaces than the one we’re moving into. So check out some of these inspirational interiors below!
I love this idea of hanging pictures from wire to imply a partition. Naturally, things that involve build-outs are out of the question until we own something, but this stuff is still fancy to look at, and gets those brain-juices flowing to show how much really can be done with small spaces. When I lived in Europe, I found that space-saving solutions came with the territory, and I saw just how happily small some people live. I think we’re up for the challenge. Take a look at more of my favorite studios in the gallery.
Have you ever lived in a small space? How did you make it work?