Studio apartments are daunting — you’ve just got one, open room to sleep in, live in and eat in. How do you make it a functional small space on a budget? In this episode of The Home Primp, Chatelaine Home Editor Alexandra Gater takes a trip to Ikea for some small space furniture ideas and leaves with everything she needs without dropping a ton of cash. Watch as she hacks the $10 Ikea Frack mirror into a wall light, jazzes up the Skogsta stool with chalk paint and makes an entryway organizer out of an Bekvam spice rack.
The trick to creating a living space when your apartment is too small for a couch? Don’t forego the Queen-sized bed — instead, turn your bed into a couch with a few cushions and tons of cozy throws. And one Ikea Kallax shelf is the perfect way to divide this space and even creates a little space for an entryway.
We hope you love these small space ideas as much as we do! Questions or ideas for the Home Primp series? Comment down below or send Alexandra a message on Instagram @alexandragater.
Spice racks: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40070185/
Floor light: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/70096377/
Wall light: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/60361923/
String lights: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/20390828/
Kallax shelf: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/00324491/
Clamp lamp: https://www.amazon.ca/Woods-0169-8-5-Inch-Reflector-150-Watt/dp/B009ONXWC2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1522862326&sr=8-4&keywords=clamp%2Blight&th=1
String lights: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/house-and-home/copper-string-led-30-light/037916929705-item.html?ikwid=string+lights&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=9
Heart decal: http://www.uwdecals.com/products/i-heart-you.html
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: https://www.anniesloan.com/annie-sloan-products/paints/chalk-paint
Gold spray paint: https://www.amazon.ca/Rust-Oleum-1910830-Metallic-Spray-11-Ounce/dp/B000QD3GPW
Cushions, blanket, baskets: http://www2.hm.com/en_ca/home.html
Open Crazy Late art print: https://www.minted.com/product/wall-art-prints/MIN-FIS-GNA/open-crazy-late?org=photo
This Must Be The Place art print: https://www.etsy.com/ca/transaction/1426356203
Alexandra is wearing: https://www.anntaylor.com/pom-pom-sweater/458734
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