Using rugs to add style and space to a small apartment

It can often feel like a mammoth task to add style to a studio apartment, where you are essentially having to store all of your possessions in one room. Hidden storage under beds and in wardrobes can be a lifesaver when it comes to extending the space, whilst hanging artwork allows you to put your own stamp on the place. However, not enough is said about how rugs can be used to open up the space and create a meaningful flow throughout.

Create cosiness

Wooden or vinyl flooring is really the only option in a studio apartment, offering clean lines and opening the room up. However, this can feel a little stark so beautiful Scandinavian rugs can offer an element of comfort without negating this minimalist feel.
 

Bamboo is a fine example of Scandinavian bliss

Bamboo is a fine example of Scandinavian bliss


Create separate spaces

One of the ways in which people trip up trying to separate out a studio flat is adding bulk such as large bookcases, room dividers or curtains. Although it is important to create a sense of different living and sleeping areas so that the studio doesn’t feel claustrophobic, adding large items just makes the space feel smaller. Instead, add colourful modern rugs in different places to separate out different areas. A pastel rug next to white or pastel bedding and bedroom furniture instantly creates a new room, whilst a bold floating rug in the middle of the living area draws the eye and offers something to arrange furniture around.

Selma - Massimo

Selma - Massimo



Create a flow

A flow through a smaller apartment helps people to navigate through the room, away from your more private sleeping area and into the areas you are more comfortable having people. A bold and stylish rug instantly attracts people towards it and if you place it at the point you would like people to head to when they come in through the door, you should be able to direct them to where you want them to go without even having to say anything. An intricate or brightly coloured rug can do the trick but you might also want to play with textures and choose a fluffy or roughly woven rug instead.

The Comfort rug by Linie design

The Comfort rug by Linie design