When most people think of a studio apartment, they think of cramped quarters and little floorspace. Fortunately, if you know how to choose and arrange the right furniture, your studio unit can feel spacious and homey. In order to achieve a stylish and comfortable home inside your studio, here are five great bedding options that will allow you to optimize the room that you have.
1. Sleeper Sofa
Sleeper sofas are one of the best space-savers available for residents of studio apartments.
The great news is that sofa beds are not what they used to be. Today’s sleeper sofas are built for optimal comfort and come in a wide range of traditional to modern stylesso that they will compliment your space, rather than act as an eyesore. Regardless of how big or small your particular unit is, the variety and versatility of sofa beds makes it easy to find the best match for your needs. You may consider options such as:
Love Seat/Queen Sized Sofa Bed
Incorporating one of these sofa sizes into your apartment is the perfect way to kill two birds with one stone. Not only will you have a seating solution, but you will also have a comfortably-sized full or queen bed that can sleep 1-2 people.
Sofa beds makes it easy to find the best match for your needs. You may consider options such as:
Sectional Sleeper or Chaise-Lounge
Bigger studio units will look great with a sectional or chaise-lounge sofa sleeper. These furniture pieces will provide ample seating for guests, give your unit a modern look, and keep you comfortable so you can get a good night’s sleep
Although you may not want to sleep on a twin-sized bed every night, a chair sleeper is a great way for you to keep your overnight guests comfortable. The chair can be incorporated into your seating arrangement during the day and accommodate visitors as needed.
2. Murphy Bed
If you want to completely conceal your bed, a Murphy bed may be your best bet. Depending on the brand that you select, these hideaway beds can either fold out from a wall or down from your ceiling, or even appear as a cabinet or shelving unit when folded up.
In fact, these beds can add a great deal of contemporary style and flair both when in the concealed and open positions. Be aware, however, that some Murphy beds will require structural alteration to your unit, so don’t get your heart set on such a bed without clearing it with your landlord or apartment manager first!
3. Tri-Fold Mattress
For a really compact sleeping solution, you may consider a tri-fold mattress.
This Japanese-style method of sleeping is easy to pack up and hide away in a closet when not in use and comes in a variety of colors and thicknesses so that you can rest comfortably when you need to.
For those individuals who prefer to sleep in a non-conventional manner, without a bed frame, the tri-fold mattress is an extremely low-cost solution, without the bulk of a traditional mattress taking up space in your unit. It is possible, however, to purchase a tri-fold bed frame that is shaped as a lounge chair and can double as seating during the day.
Be mindful that this particular sleeping arrangement can only accommodate one person so is not the wisest investment for couples. A tri-fold mattress is a very cost-savvy and convenient way to provide guest accommodations, regardless of which sleeping solution you select for yourself.
4. Lofted Bed
Take a lesson from the modern dorm room and incorporate a loft bed into your apartment. You can even find a lofted queen-sized frame that is perfect for couples, or even single individuals who just like to have more space.
Don’t like the idea of climbing a ladder? No problem. Many of these beds now include stairs, making it easier for you to get to the comfort of your mattress when you’re ready to go to sleep. If you like, you can create a living room area underneath of your bed.
An especially smart idea is to place a futon or sleeper sofa beneath the loft as your seating solution which can also double as a guest bed. You could also use the space beneath the loft as an office or breakfast nook. And you can even select stylish lofts that come with a built-in walk-in closet underneath.
5. Regular Bed
If your space allows for it, you can also employ a regular bed in your studio unit. A great way to make make your apartment look more homey and spacious is to create the illusion of separate “rooms”.
Strategically placed cubbies, shelving units, or partition walls can allow you to create a bedroom that is private from your living areas so that it feels like you’re in a regular apartment instead of a studio.
Happy furniture shopping!