When it came to looking around for a new apartment, I never really thought about a studio apartment. In the back of my mind, though, I knew that it made sense. Since it was my first time living totally on my own, I knew that a studio apartment would benefit me financially. I also didn’t own very much furniture, so living in a smaller space would be totally do-able for me. After finding the perfect studio apartment in Phoenix, I’m so happy with how it’s all coming together. I want to get more wall art and some plants, but for right now, my studio is perfect for me.
Living in a studio apartment definitely was a struggle for me right off the bat. I really had to downsize because of the lack of space, especially since the closet was teeny tiny. The bare necessities were what ended up coming with me and I had to get rid of quite a lot of stuff. For me, this was the hardest part, but sleeping where I can see my kitchen was pretty odd too.
The bedroom area was probably what I thought about the most. My whole apartment is really small and I didn’t know just how to utilize this space. Knowing that I had to get a dresser, (yay IKEA) I had to lay out this space accordingly. With a little bit of wall art, I this that this area of my apartment is very ‘me’ and I’m really enjoying it. I also love my dresser which is totally cute and functional, but was a total b*tch to put together on my own.
With the small space that I’m dealing with, I knew that a couch was a no go. I didn’t even want a couch, to be totally honest. I managed to find these IKEA chairs on Offer Up for super cheap and I think they’re perfect for the space. The white coffee table is also from IKEA (can you tell I like IKEA?) and was super affordable. Since it’s circular, I feel like it fits really well with the living area and I love how classic it looks. This canvas came with me from my old apartment and I love how it looks in my living area.
The kitchen is easily one of my favorite parts of my apartment. It’s so small and I have mugs in the same cupboard I store my pots and pans, but it works. I love how bright the kitchen is and I love that it’s white with stainless steel appliances. It looks so classic and clean that I love cooking and being in this area. The same white cabinets and countertops are also found in the sink area of my bathroom, so I love how cohesive it all looks.
Considering my apartment is less than 500 sq feet, I actually really love it. Coming home to my little studio is something that makes me happy and I can’t wait to add more touches to it! If you’ve ever lived in a studio apartment, what were your biggest struggles? I’d also love some storage tips too!