Type: Studio // Location: Toronto, Ontario // Source: malelivingspace
About this Place
Your place doesn’t have to be huge. This studio uses bed frame storage, small furniture (like the narrow entry table) and nice accents (notice the multiple houseplants) to pack a lot of style and functionality into 375 square feet.
A large wall mirror instantly makes the small space feel larger. Mirrors are the oldest and best trick in the book for making a small space feel larger for a reason–they work. Mirrors also help illuminate a room by bouncing light around.
The clean-lined platform bed is a smart choice because it doesn’t take up a lot of visual space. Sure, it’s still a queen size bed, but your eye is tricked into thinking it’s smaller because of the low-profile headboard.
White bedding keeps things looking clean and bright. He’s dressed the windows with simple panels to control the light coming in.
We’d swap out the mirror over the bed with a print or two. The mirror would look better on the wall opposite the bed by the stationary bike, plus he could see himself workout. (Maybe that’s just us?)
We told you the bed had some impressive storage capabilities. Just think of all the stuff you could fit inside the space your box spring would normally be.
The living area has some color thanks to the blue sofa and ottoman. Ottomans make great coffee tables with the addition of a tray. There’s a place to put your drink and your feet.
The prints above the sofa are a nice touch of color but are hung a bit too far apart and too high. Moving them about 6-9 inches above the sofa and hanging them 2 inches apart from each other would make a huge improvement.
An open shelf tower serves as the divider between the living and sleeping area. Shelving is a clever way to divide a space but still have it feel open.
This narrow console table is a great choice for this small foyer. He’s on the right track here, but we’d hang a large mirror to create that open feeling. A small bowl for keys and a plant would be the perfect finishing touches to this studio.