Your first instinct in a studio apartment might be to treat it as one open room instead of dividing the space into even smaller spots. But creating zones will help maximize your space (and sanity). Using room dividers or rugs to delineate spaces means you won’t have to eat on your bed anymore.
“Think about how you use space and lay out furniture accordingly, making sure to define zones for entertaining, sleeping, and working from home,” says interior designer Heather Hilliard. “Tuck one or two ottomans under a console table to pull out into the space when you need extra seating for guests. Try to include pieces of furniture that can have more than one function, like a desk that can be used as a dining table. With the right layout, you can pack a lot of utility into a small space.”