Chic is not exactly the first word that comes to mind when we think of studio apartments. But if you’re moving into your first apartment, or simply living in a city with astronomical rent prices , sometimes an open-plan space is your best option (goodbye, nosy roommates). Prior to moving, you might have night terrors of feeling cramped, cluttered, and generally claustrophobic, but we promise it doesn’t have to be the case. Well-designed studios actually offer plenty of possibilities.
A studio apartment offers a single, multi-function living space that incorporates the living room, dining room, kitchen and sleeping quarters of a residence all in the same room. Their small foot print and efficient use of living space make studio apartments extremely popular in areas where real estate comes at a high premium — as in New York City or small European cities. A studio apartment can be a challenge to furnish and decorate, but ease of maintenance can make it an attractive place to dwell despite the petite size.