Fun Ways to Brighten Up a Studio Flat and Make the Most of Your Space

The studio flat is meant to be small by design, but that doesn’t mean it has to be drab and lifeless. Take a look at some other examples of studio flats, and you will find that you can mitigate some of the negatives of living in a studio flat by learning how to brighten up the area.

Most people will find it easy to make the most out of their studio flat with a reasonable budget. Here are some fun ways to brighten up a studio flat.

Paint It Right

There is a good chance that some of your favourite colours are on the darker end of the spectrum. Repainting your studio flat purple, black, or dark blue might be a great way to make your studio flat represent your personality. However, these colour choices can end up making your living space feel cramped or uncomfortable.

Lighter shades are better at reflecting light, and more light in a property is going to provide the illusion of more space. Therefore, you can improve the feel of your studio flat with minimal effort by just giving it the right coat of paint.

Creative Storage

You may not notice it, but opening a wardrobe door takes up a good amount of space. This is not something you want to happen in a studio flat. You are probably already fighting for extra space as it is. Fortunately, you can easily offset this issue by buying the right kind of wardrobe from Wardrobe Direct. A sliding door on your wardrobes and other storage space can free up your studio flat for much more exciting things. If you have the resources, you can also achieve the same effect with built-in wardrobes too.

Separate Your Rooms

One aspect of living in a studio flat that is going to make it feel really cramped is seeing that your kitchen, living space, and bedroom are all housed within the same four walls. While you may not be able to build walls in your studio to separate these areas, you can divide up your studio flat with a few creative design choices.

Try putting down a rug or a different type of carpet in each area to help distinguish each area. You can also achieve the same effect by using different coloured lights in each ‘room’. It may not seem like much, but your aim is to try and make it appear that you have three distinguishable rooms without taking up any more of your already limited space. Think of it as playing a mind trick on yourself.

Indoor Plants

There is a great deal of evidence out there to support the fact that indoor plants are good for both your physical and mental health. That means that you should try your best to put some real plants in your studio flat to brighten the place up.

While it can be tempting to use fake greenery to decorate your home, you actually get a lot more out of real indoor plants. Just make sure you put them somewhere they can get enough light. A series of dead plants is definitely not the way to brighten up your living space.

Scented Candles

Just as indoor plants can provide a boost to your mental health, so too can the right kind of smell. Living in a small space is going to make it easier for unpleasant scents to overtake your studio flat. Fortunately, it is just as easy for pleasant smells to fill your home. Try to bring the feeling of the outdoors into your home by filling it with the right scents. Scented candles are the best way to achieve this, and they are incredibly popular right now.

Foldaway Furniture

You may think that living in a studio flat denies you access to certain activities. That dinner party you have always wanted to host will just have to wait until you move into a bigger place, right? However, your living space should not prevent you from doing anything if you get the right type of furniture.

For example, foldaway tables can allow you to pull out a dinner table whenever you have people around, and it doesn’t have to clog up your living area. On a similar note, having everyday furniture that you can pack away at a moment’s notice can give you extra space whenever you have people around for a visit. You can store it by hanging it up on the wall if you must. Therefore, living in a studio flat shouldn’t restrict your daily life too much.


Your home is only ever going to be as bright as you make it. You may encounter mansions that feel stuffy and cramped while your studio flat remains airy and inviting. You just need to know how to decorate the place properly.

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.