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Now that you are out on your own, whether in your first apartment after college or moving into your own studio after sharing with roommates, you will have to decide how you want to decorate your new bachelor pad. Studio apartments are, by their very nature, small and lacking ample storage. For bachelors, that can translate into piles in a mess and hubcaps used as car metal wall art. To get a better start on decorating your bachelor pad, try some of the easy tips below.
In a studio apartment, the most beneficial furniture pieces you can own are those with multiple purposes. For example, a sofa that is also a bed or an ottoman that also doubles as storage for blankets and linens, are ideal because they provide two functions. While you may not want to sleep on a sofa bed every night, having an extra spot for guests to sleep is ideal. Multi-purpose furniture tends to be a bit more expensive than other pieces, but in a studio you do not need to buy many pieces. What you save from not having to buy in quantity, you can put toward purchasing the perfect pieces of furniture.
When guests come to stay, make their experience as relaxing as possible with a natural guest bedroom decor. By incorporating natural elements into the room’s design, you will be creating a room that is not only peaceful, but that is also eco-friendly. Think outside the box when designing this type of guest room decor to come up with ideas that will be easy on your wallet, as well as the environment.
Paint is the most traditional wall covering and the low odor paints that are currently on the market make it easy to protect the environment inside while also being beneficial to the environment outside. The paint comes in a variety of colors, from common bright tones to the earthy hues that are perfect for a natural decor. To create a peaceful feel, choose a color that has warm undertones and calming appeal. Sage greens, sea blues and even calm lavenders are all great choices for adding color to the space in a natural, unobtrusive way. These colors also make excellent backdrops for natural wreaths and turtles metal wall art that can accentuate the calming feel of the room.
Finding a great way to decorate an apartment for a couple or single person is hard enough, but add children into the mix and decorating takes on a whole new dimension. Apartment decorating for families is more about creative and stylish storage than it is about the newest styles of art or contemporary design.
That being said, there is no reason why unique and clever decor cannot be added to the mix.
Room by Room
When starting to design decor for a family apartment, break the design down room by room. Each room of the apartment will, most likely, serve several purposes and should be designed accordingly. From the bathroom to the bedroom to the small alcove where the washer and dryer are nestled, each space should work for the family’s needs and accommodate their lifestyle. By working from room to room, it will be easier to achieve a cohesive and efficient design.
At the top level, the residence, the tectonic volume. And the second action: to get the most of the existing views, the residence is distributed under a continuous roof (81 meters), constituted by a reinforced concrete portico.
This portico sets the residence´s built volume. And the residence is distributed under the roof, according the needs of each space: access , recreation area, kitchen, living room, bedrooms. The existing views guide the various openings: from every room one sees the mountains.
The main entrance is marked by a void at the beginning of the portico. From there, different occupations under the cover create the enclosed areas (sauna, kitchen and bedrooms) and the opened ones (porches). These opened spaces are extended over the gallery coverage through a large deck, a pool and garden areas. via
Base Architecture has a cool design that they can be proud of, and it’s called SheOak House. We featured one of their projects not so long ago called Stonehawke House. You may not remember it by name, but the following images will surely ring a bell, since their style is unique and refreshing. So here it is:
This house design is the end result of Base Architecture, and is located in Kingscliff – New South Wales – Australia. SheOak House is designed in informal, comfortable, casual and welcoming style. The 350 square meter house is done in mix of steel, timber and concrete.
This house is resistant to such weather conditions as wind, salt and sun. The double height entry with grass underfoot and natural landscape consists of a semi indoor/outdoor space constructed of clear weatherboard material. The area is designed for the wetsuit to be abandoned into the concealed laundry and for racking the surfboards.