I'm moving into a new studio apartment in July, and since I have always lived with roommates I needed to buy a ton of furniture. While I am not opposed to buying used furniture, I wanted to see what I could find online for cheap. I set a limit of $2,000 to furnish an entire studio apartment. For context, I do already have the entire bed frame and mattress for a queen bed. So that $2,000 is for everything else.
I'm not posting EVERYTHING I bought, because that would be over 30 items. I'm just gonna let you in on the top five things I purchased that were cute, unique, or an amazing deal!
1. White Tufted Sleeper Sofa
I have a white, pink, black, and gold household. My bedroom is all white and dusty pink, while my living room is mostly white and marble, with gold accents. My studio is in an L shape, so I have a privacy screen up to make it more like a one bedroom.
I live right by an event center and two concert venues. I wanted to get a sleeper sofa so if friends want to stay the night after getting too lit at events, they can. No drunk diving in this home!
2. Vanity Mirror Lights
Trying to buy those "Hollywood Style" vanities with the bright white LED bulbs ups the cost around $100-$200. In order to stay in budget I couldn't really afford to spend more than $200 on a new makeup vanity. So I found that INSTEAD you could buy those LED vanity lights in a strip for about $15. Rather than spending $500 on a lighted vanity, I could buy one for $200 and add those $16 lights and get the exact same effect!
3. Groot Plant Pot
Being a Portlander but also Guardians of the Galaxy fan, I wanted to grow some herbs in my apartment, with a Groot theme. So I grabbed a Groot plant pot for my basil, mint, and rosemary. They have three different poses on Amazon for about $10 each, so I grabbed each of them to line up in the window in my kitchen.
4. Counter Pub Set
One of the hardest things about being in a studio is that there isn't really room for a dining set. So you are either stuck with eating on the couch, which I hate, or cramming a table into a tiny space. My savior came in this counter pub set on Amazon. Tuck that baby away in the corner and you are able to dine with a guest, and still be able to chat and have a conversation. I'm not a fan of the concrete style countertop, so I purchased some marble adhesive.
5. Room Divider
The ONE THING you need if you are living in a studio is some sort of room divider. Most people I know use curtains, but those make me feel like I am living in a hospital. So I have a folding screen, it helps section off the apartment to feel more like there is an actual bedroom space rather than everyone being in my bedroom. I love my room divider, it's super cute and matches the aesthetic of the place.
These are five things that I felt like really made my apartment feel like my space, and section it off in a way that I don't have people invading my sleeping space. I had 32 things that I bought on Amazon ALONE.
If I was to show you everything I bought it would literally take me 10 hours to write this blog post.
I used this image as SLIGHT inspiration for my studio, the shape is different, so I had to get creative.
To anyone else renting their own studio, may your living space be large and sectioned off well!
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