My very first grown-up apartment to myself was a 400 square foot studio in Brooklyn Heights. It was honestly HUGE for New York City standards. Living in a small space, I had to maximize areas and figure out how one flows into another when it’s just one open room. Today, we’re showing you how to take a super small space and make the most of it! Here, we turned one room into two—an office and lounge. It’s great for studio apartments or if you don’t have an entire room that you can dedicate to an office. When turning one space into two, here are a few things to keep in mind…
01. Wall color—A fun way to designate space is to paint the walls in two different (but complementary) colors to help differentiate one area from the other. It gives your eyes an indication that the space is separate, plus it’s an unexpected décor tip you don’t see very often.
2. Use a large bookcase or rugs for division. If you can’t paint the walls, placing a large bookcase in middle of the two areas helps to create some division. You can also carve out two separate areas with two different rugs.
3. Unite the two areas with decor and accessories that compliment both sides — Once you have visually divided the spaces, you still want them to feel cohesive in style. So make sure to carry over some common colors in both spaces. For example, we carried the bright pink color over from the lounge area to the office keeping the ratio of the color different in each.