In a studio space, allow your sleep area to be its own space if possible. It will create for a more relaxing environment. Placing a bed within a nook or on a short wall can further help to define the space without taking up too much room. When it comes to bedding, think white and bright. You can always further define your space with artwork and toss pillows.
After a long day, it is important to have a place to unwind and potentially entertain guests. This is where the lounge zone comes into play. Whether your space is large or small, it is important when possible to carve out a lounge area. This can be successfully achieved by adding an apartment-sized sofa or small coffee table. Finishing touches include lighting and accessories.
In smaller spaces, there is often a challenge relating to where someone could potentially eat. This is why creative space planning is important. Dining tables don’t have to be large in scale, and typically round tables work in smaller spaces. Glass or other transparent materials help to visually make the space feel more open and airy.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at www.cathyhobbs.com .