How To Divide A Studio Apartment

There are many perks about living in a studio apartment; it’s cheaper, you have less space to clean and it’s always cozy. But of course all your belongings are in one room and sometimes you really don’t want to look at your unmade bed, maybe you have guests and want to get some privacy or you simply want to create some different areas in your studio apartment to make it feel more like a ‘proper home’. There are many creative sollutions for this problem and I have made a lovely selection on how to divide a studio apartment.

The curtain

Curtains are a great way to divide a studio apartment, you can choose between a thick curtain or a lace curtain to make it slightly transparant but still achieving to divide the space. Also a plus side of a curtain to divide a studio is that you can move it aside if you want your studio apartment to have an open feeling.

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a curtain

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a curtain

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a curtain

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a curtain

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Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a curtain

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a curtain

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a curtain

 

The bookcase

The bookcase is probably one of the most common ways to divide a studio apartment. Especially the Kallax/Expedit bookcase from IKEA is frequently used for this purpose.

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a bookcase

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a bookcase

You can also use the IKEA Billy to divide your space, you’ll have a bookcase on one side and the other side is flat which you can customize to your liking. If you think the IKEA Kallax/Expedit is too boring than perhaps a cube bookcase like the one below is a better choice.

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a bookcase

 

The glass wall

A glass wall as a divider for a studio apartment is great if you want to divide the space without losing natural light or the open feeling. Especially in small space big bulk dividers such a bookcases can make a space look even smaller and crowded so a glass wall is a great sollution for that problem.

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a glass wall

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a glass wall

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a glass wall

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a glass wall

This glass wall also has a curtain to create some privacy when it is wanted

 

A double duty bed headboard

Your bed doesn’t have to stand against a wall, you can also give your bed headboard a double duty by making it also a closet or a desk

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a desk as headboard

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Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a closet as headboard

 

Placement of your sofa

By placing the sofa at the foot of your bed you create seperate areas and you’re not always looking towards your bed from your ‘living space’

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with the placement of your sofa

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with the placement of your sofa

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with the placement of your sofa

 

Use rugs

If you want to divide your studio apartment in a simple yet effective way than you can use rugs to divide the space.

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment by using rugs

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment by using rugs

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment by using rugs

 

The raised bed

If you’re a bit creative you can make your own raised bed. Not only will it divide your space you also create extra storage room which you usually need in a studio apartment.

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a raised bed

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a raised bed Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment with a raised bed

 

Screens and clothing racks

You can put up permanent screens such as the one below made of plywood or you can use a portable slatted screen. Another common way to divide you studio apartment is by using a clothing rack. It’s two birds with one stone, you don’t need a bulky closet that waste a lot of space and you have a way to divide your space. If you’re good at some DIY work, you can make your own sliding room divider.

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment

IKEA has several (cheap) clothing racks, but if you prefer a more industrial style than you can also pick an iron and wood clothing rack for example.

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment

This slatted screen is from Urban Outfitters which you can put up when you need it

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For a more bohemian touch you can put up a screen like this one from Urban Outfitters (also in a brown wooden color) or a rattan screen room divider for a more transparant look

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment

This studio placed a fabric panel at the foot of the bed that also functions as a projection screen

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment

If you have a little alcove in which you can place your bed than you can also put in some sliding doors, you can make these a.o. from IKEA closet doors

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment

A half high wall is a good way to divide your studio withour losing the natural light yet it almost feels as if you created a seperate bedroom. And if your clever you put in some niches in the wall where you can put books and other items you want close by.

Gravity Home: How to divide a studio apartment

The IKEA Stolmen system is multifunctional. You can put this system together however you want it  with shelves, drawers or racks. This way your room divider has a double duty.

 

So you see there are many ways how you can divide your studio apartment. Small space living is great you just have to be a bit more creative!

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  1. Love it! I’m fascinated by small spaces & how to decorate them in a way so that you can have the feeling of a ‘real’ home. I live in a big house now, which is really convenient, bt sometimes miss the cosyness of a small space!

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