Space is something of which millennials living in a studio apartment do not have the luxury. Nonetheless, Australian millennials often find a studio apartment preferable to a larger space, given the rising cost of living. Therefore, proper utilisation of the limited studio apartment space is essential. Creating the illusion of space is one way that you can make your studio apartment feel bigger. Since the bed takes up the most space in a studio apartment, you need to be careful about the decisions you make regarding the mattress. This article highlights a few ideas on ways you can use the mattress to create the illusion of space in your studio apartment.
Buy a Foldable Mattress -- The Australian household products market is laden with numerous mattress brands to choose from. If you live in a relatively small studio apartment, then you are forced to buy a small mattress. However, technology has changed all this since manufacturers designed folding mattresses. The foldable mattresses are portable, versatile and sometimes a better alternative to traditional mattresses. Since they are foldable, they are easy to store and transport. You can fold the mattress in your studio apartment to make it a seat during the day and straighten it at night. If you invite a couple of friends over the weekend, create more space by folding the mattress together and throwing it in the storage. Look for different sizes, such as queen mattresses.
Go Monochromatic with Bedcovers -- The bedcovers you decide to spread on your mattress play an integral role in how big or small your living space feels. While bedcovers with punchy patterns fill space with fun, they tend to make the bed appear overcrowded and consequently make the area feel small. To maximise the size of your bed visually, go for bedcovers with solid colours. Interior designers recommend the use of solid white bedcovers since these reflect light during the day. A bright room feels much bigger than a dark one.
Let Bedsheets Flow -- Living in a studio apartment means that you are going to spend some time on the bed, whether alone or with friends. Therefore, most people prefer to tuck the sheets under the mattress as a means of securing the bedding to avoid messing up the bed. The downside of doing this is that it is easy to tell the size of the mattress and the bed. It will work against you in your quest to create an illusion of more space. Doing the opposite -- letting the sheets flow on the edges -- is recommended. The strategy establishes a sense of continuity from the top of the bed to the floor. The fluidity makes the studio apartment appear bigger.
When we started building a home together, my husband and I got a lot of furniture donations from friends and family. While this saved us a lot of cash, it did mean that we didn’t have a lot of say in the designs we ended up with; some of our larger pieces are a little old-fashioned and heavier than a lot of modern stuff you can buy in the shops now. While we like the eclectic look, it's still important for us to know how to keep this furniture clean and how to keep the flooring from getting damaged by these larger additions. After a bit of trial and error we found ways to prevent furniture and flooring from getting damaged.