5 Things You DON'T NEED in Your Studio Apartment Layout

5 Things You DON'T NEED in Your Studio Apartment Layout

Trying to figure out your studio apartment layout? It can be a lot easier than you might think! Because there are some things your studio apartment decor simply doesn’t need.

Maybe you’re scratching your head wondering how to decorate a studio apartment, worried about how you’re going to fit your things into such a small space, and you just want to make your studio apartment cohesive. I get it!

Allow me to ease your mind in this video by telling you 5 things you don’t need in your studio apartment furniture layout so that you can focus on the decor that matters in your studio. If you’re looking for studio apartment decorating ideas, small apartment tips, and ways to simplify your apartment decorating process, watch on!



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  1. Messenger on October 29, 2022 at 8:06 am

    I’ll be moving into my first studio soon, and your videos are so inspiring. I love having a table to eat at, so I’m thankful for your tips. I also have a small upright piano I inherited that I hope will fit.

  2. Dawn-Suzette Noray on October 29, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Just can’t live in such small spaces . I will suffer from cluster phobic add to the mix you have a cat-:)

  3. Jacqueline Brown on October 29, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Love your studio apartment style and tips. Vibrant color choices as well and stuttle. Looks like home 🏡

  4. Liisa King on October 29, 2022 at 8:11 am

    Honestly, the number one non-essential item in most studio apartments (except those very few with a highly defined and sectioned off hidden area for it) is a separate bed. Invest in a good quality daybed or sofabed and you won’t feel like a tween having her friends over after school to play Monopoly in your bedroom! (Embarrassing!) It also frees up a surprising amount of floor space, giving you room for a small table and chairs, a storage ottoman that doubles as a coffee table or extra seating, and bookshelves/display shelves! Oh yeah, and a tiny desk, a dogbed, and a big*** dog crate! And a Kallax unit I love. And a sofa/console table and a vintage bar cart. Wow, you can fit a ton of useful items in under 500 sq ft if you don’t waste most of it on a bed.

  5. Khabib Pogosyan on October 29, 2022 at 8:12 am

    I don’t see your kitchen in your video 😞

  6. Keiko F on October 29, 2022 at 8:15 am

    Steffi taught me that it IS possible to have too much storage furniture pieces in a small space! For example, I had two full bookshelves, two nightstands (well, they were just cheap 2-tier open shelves from Lowe’s I sorta used as nightstands haha), another mini shelving unit, and a mini 6-drawer unit (similar to the popular Ikea Alex drawers). Because I live in a studio, I thought an excessive amount of storage shelving was absolutely NECESSARY. Turns out that’s not true at all! I’ve now comfortably downsized from 6 furniture units to just 3 (including just ONE bookshelf from 2 FULL bookshelves), and even found a way to comfortably store all my things in a decorative, uncluttered way! I think that goes right along with the suggestion to axe the dining table, because it’s all about maximizing the small space you have so you have more room to decorate! It’s an absolute game-changer! 🙂

  7. thinktransnational on October 29, 2022 at 8:16 am

    For ergonomic reasons, I’d have to encourage not making a habit of working from the couch. I’ve been a remote worker for over five years, with no problems during the first half. During COVID, in order to change up my scenery throughout the day, I worked everywhere but my desk and ended up messing up my back from neck to shoulder. After a quick but necessary chastising from my PCP who is a DO, I went back to sitting at my desk, with a few adjustments, and making sure to take regular stretch breaks every 30 mins to an hours

  8. Moda Misfit | Apartment Styling Tips on October 29, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Thank you for watching! What do YOU think is unnecessary for a studio apartment? How do you make the most of a small space? Do tell!

  9. Magurite Geist on October 29, 2022 at 8:17 am

    I think ALL studio apartments should already have ceiling 🪝 for
    🪁 kites

  10. Lev Mirov on October 29, 2022 at 8:22 am

    I feel like I’m a lonely holdout in that I would rather have a desk and a dining table than a sofa. I just don’t ever have people over and I hate crumbs on my sheets. I feel like finding layouts without a tv and sofa as the focal points is basically impossible…

  11. GradKat on October 29, 2022 at 8:23 am

    Dare I add a bar cart to the list? Of course this depends on a person’s lifestyle, but unless you have friends dropping in for drinks on a regular basis, is a specialised cart with a range of drinks really necessary?

    I agree with the points you raise, Steffi – although for myself I always have to have some sort of dining table, even if it’s tiny. You’re spot on about coffee tables; my living room is pretty much a corridor between the front door and the kitchen. I have nesting tables, and just get one out if I really need it. Otherwise I prefer to balance drinks on the nice wide arms of my favourite chair!

    I also think you make a good point about the dividers; they do suit some studios, depending on size and layout of the apartment, but I think in most places they just limit the space.

  12. Pearls, Curls & Bluejeans on October 29, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Excellent ideas! Beautiful furniture color scheme too! Also I just downloaded your manuals and can’t wait to check them out 😉 Thank you!! 🌹🌷🌻

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  14. Mariana Vivanco on October 29, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Omg girl u have so much of my passions, from 70 rock music to anime, sailor moon, death note and your cat and aesthetic! I have found a internet soulmate for sure ahaha

  15. Sophia Simon on October 29, 2022 at 8:25 am

    This is so helpful! I’m moving into my first studio apartment this summer and I’ve been a bit nervous about styling lol. Love your channel.

  16. Paris Outside My Front Door on October 29, 2022 at 8:25 am

    One challenge is if you move into a “furnished” studio, as I did. They are common in Paris. I’m working on it, though 🙂 Fortunately, the pieces worked together well. I am able to blend my own furniture in fairly well.

  17. Sarah Cook on October 29, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Mount the tv on the wall! Use that vertical space 😉

  18. Pr on October 29, 2022 at 8:33 am

    OMG. Your place is so awesome and you look like a creative person. Love your videos.

  19. Lorean Wirt on October 29, 2022 at 8:34 am

    the wall decor on the wall at your desk. where can I find it 🤔

  20. Clementine C on October 29, 2022 at 8:35 am

    I’m so looking forward to seeing you do other spaces utilizing your unique aesthetic.

  21. Brandy Wade on October 29, 2022 at 8:40 am

    I love my piano bench as a coffee table! Small, has storage, and provides extra seating when needed

  22. Stephroz on October 29, 2022 at 8:41 am

    I fit everything in my 441 sq ft studio: living room area with coffee table and tv stand, bedroom area with queen size bed, art studio area, reading nook area, dining area with dining table…all in the main space. Then there’s a separate kitchen and bathroom

  23. Thera Webster on October 29, 2022 at 8:43 am

    I don’t even watch TV. I craft, do food prep, and do all my paperwork at the kitchen table as it’s next to my kitchen alcove. Here’s the problem- l am disabled and have to have an oxygen concentrator and CPAP by my bed. I have a two drawer dresser at the end of the bed, a rocker, and my book shelf next to the entrance to the dressing room and bathroom. My art stuff, cleaning supplies, and extra towels are in a cabinet tucked in to the dressing room. I wish l could include pictures because l’m getting frustrated with my setup. Most people come over and hang out at the table. I’m trying to reconfigure but l need a lot of help, and there is nobody.. lbvs

  24. Linda Belardes on October 29, 2022 at 8:44 am

    What are the Dimensions

  25. Stephroz on October 29, 2022 at 8:45 am

    I fit everything in my 441 sq ft studio: living room area with coffee table and tv stand, bedroom area with queen size bed, art studio area, reading nook area and dining area with a small dining table. That’s all in the main space and then there’s a separate kitchen and bathroom

  26. Åsa Grötting on October 29, 2022 at 8:47 am

    I just threw out my 4-seat dining table, switching it for a 2-seat (4 seat possible) fold out table. I have a beautiful green vintage sewing machine and a big screen stationary computer and also need space for doing crafts. Solved it by using IKEA Kallax shelves as storage and “legs” and put a 4 meter countertop over it. IMy TV hangs at the back (I use wallpaper for cover up) of another tall IKEA Kallax wish I also use as a divider between bed and kitchen area. I watch TV from bed case I don’t have space for a coach.

  27. Kate Cogsworthy on October 29, 2022 at 8:47 am

    I have a 2BR, but the great room was such a weird space that I decided to get rid of my dining table and either eat on the coffee table (which has a pop-up top) or at the kitchen bar.

  28. Joy on October 29, 2022 at 8:54 am

    As an artist with a tablet setup etc. I do need a desk. Same goes for my programming hobbies! But other than that this was really really helpful! Thank you so much <3

  29. Jenna Meow on October 29, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Interesting! In my tiny flat, I have an octagon travertine table which is the centerpiece of my apartment. It is the focal point and everything is styled around it. It hosts dinner parties at night, Sunday brunches with friends and is my workspace during the day. Actually during the first covid lockdown is when I invested in a sturdy large table because I couldn’t work all day from home without it. Single best investment. 100 agree about the coffee tables. Instead I have small side tables I can move around as needed. I live in 40 square meters / 430 square feet.

  30. Reality_RV on October 29, 2022 at 8:58 am

    gosh there’s so many vids on studio apt styling – but I like your presentation so I’ll follow you. Thanks you give great ideas!

  31. Anand Prahlad on October 29, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Thanks for these interesting, unconventional tips. Love your apartment.

  32. Magurite Geist on October 29, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Love your ideas!

  33. Robert Martinez on October 29, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Great and awesome tips… That I totally agree and relate to!

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