Sometimes all we need is a small push to get things done. Maybe you’re struggling with an old studio or loft apartment that you have no idea where to even start planning. Well, these six ideas with before and after photos of studio renovations might be what you need. Check them out!
“Amazement awaits us at every corner.” - James Broughton
The Wow Factor
Even a highly creative person would feel disappointed and hopeless when first looking at this, but we always believe transformations are possible and they’re always worth the challenge. So, if you find yourself in a situation where you’re facing a loft like this, check out what you could end up with:
Isn’t it amazing? I had to double check a couple of times to make sure I was actually looking at the same place. And yes, it’s real. It’s the exact same place with a thousand (maybe I’m exaggerating a bit here) improvements.
A simple room such as this one doesn’t seem like it could accomplish all that much. There are no design details that catch the eye’s attention - other than the parquet flooring and the black framing around the window. But even just at a first glance, you can already tell this room has a lot of potentials, right?
Yes, so much potential! It ended up being a room full of feminine touches, perfect for any romantic woman out there. With lavender touches, the floral wallpaper, and a couple of metallic accents (on the mirror frame and curtain), everything blends together to create this perfect, cozy bedroom.
Have you ever read anything about the industrial decor style? It’s actually a great style for studio lofts or studio apartments.
It has that unfinished touches and it requires all items to have practical functions instead of just decor. Plus, you don’t need to overthink things since one of the main characteristics of this style is the lack of pretension.
This is one more you can already see there’s a lot of potentials, but I’ll give you this: I wasn’t expecting to be so amazed by the AFTER photo. Want to understand why? Scroll down a bit and see it for yourself!
I mean, this room feels so much bigger than it originally did on the first picture. Also, I love how there are so many modern and eclectic features to the decor here, such as:
- The patterned rug
- The patterned ottoman
- The blue couch
- The faux fur pillow (can you spot it on the chair in the back there? Gorgeous!)
- The patterned bedding combined with a couple of floral pillows
Not to mention (but already mentioning) the natural accents with a small plant on the nightstand and the one on the “living room” side table. One more detail: I simply love how the main color here is blue and that there are so many different blue hues working together. Love love love it!
Simple and Natural
A simpler approach can also be great for a small studio loft. Keeping it a bit more neutral with just the one element standing out (in this case, the colored rug) is the way to create a nice atmosphere and even work environment. Of course, you shouldn't skip adding a couple of plants to make you closer to nature and purify the indoor air quality!
Bring In the Light
Whenever I’m looking for an apartment, one of the essential items is that it has big windows. Alongside that, it needs to have that morning sun shining bright first thing everyday (the vitamin D manic, that’s me).
So, if you’re anything like me,
This apartment might be one you’d be very interested in, even though it looks kind of dark on this photo, check out how it turned out after the makeover:
Making it brighter with neutral, light colors was the best thing this apartment renter could do. Also, doesn’t it look bigger as well? I’m constantly impressed with what a well-planned layout can do for a space.
Hope you enjoyed this. If you’re now inspired to get your studio loft makeover started, call a pro to help you out - here’s where you can get a free quote for the job!
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