Studio Apartment Tour: Rustic Studio Apartment Ideas, 500 sq ft

Studio Apartment Tour: Rustic Studio Apartment Ideas, 500 sq ft

Welcome to my 500 square foot studio apartment
here in Seattle! I moved into this studio almost three years
ago, and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I had been dreaming about finding my dream
apartment that I would live in by myself for the first time, and then it happened! And I decorated the shit out of it. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably
think you’ve seen every square inch of this place because I obsessively post this apartment
from every single angle you could possibly imagine. Like, obsessively. But in this apartment tour, you’re going
to see parts of my studio that nobody online has seen before, including my walk-in closet. Yes, I said walk-in closet in a studio effing
apartment. So if you’re looking for inspiration on
how to decorate a small space, specifically a studio apartment, but also how to incorporate
your personality and your interests and your passion into your space, then you’ll wanna
watch this video until the end. And if you wanna learn more about how to decorate
a studio apartment based on my experience decorating this place, you should definitely
download my Studio Styling 101 workbook, which I will link to in the description below. It basically just walks you through how I
did this. So let’s get started! Let the tour commence. So this is my studio. Right off the bat, visitors are greeted by
an angry Fiona Apple because first impressions are everything. To the right is my closet and to the left
is my bathroom. We’ll come back to those. Right after seeing Fiona Apple, you see the
love of my life: Beck. And then you have the studio. You walk into the living room area, which
is… basically I used my couch, which is from West Elm – it’s part of the Urban Collection
– I use my couch as the primary divider. One of the biggest questions I get when it
comes to my studio apartment is how to create a sense of separation of space. And in the case of my apartment, my couch
does that for me. My couch is a pretty large couch for the space
and it, on its own, acts as the divider. In keeping with the music theme of the apartment,
you have some Fleetwood Mac lyrics up there – I ordered those from Stay Classic Blog and
then these are two pieces that I ordered from Etsy. I will link to those in the description. And then you also have one of my favorite
Garbage songs: I’m Only Happy When it Rains, which is kind of a good theme song for me. I love the rain, I’m a Seattle girl. I even have a tattoo that says “nothing
but the rain”, which is a Battlestar Galactica line. I’m like, really cool. And then, right above “I’m only happy
when it rains” is some really beautiful wall art that I ordered from Society6. These are by the artist Tordis Kayma – I’ll
link to him in the description below as well. His art is so beautiful – it’s very gloomy
and moody and it’s exactly, exactly the kind of visual that I love in my space. I like things to have a little bit of a dark
edge to them. And I have my little coffee table right here,
which is actually technically an accent table from Target, but the space is so tiny that
a normal sized coffee table would be a little too big. So I just use a little accent table and it
works just fine. You’ll notice as we continue the studio
tour that I have Death Note books sort of throughout the space. Death Note is one of my favorite animes and
so I have the manga kind of littered throughout the space because it looks really cool. And like I said, I like to get a little bit
of a dark edge in my space. And then I also have 1000 Record Covers as
well, which goes along with the music theme. Speaking of music themed coffee table books,
I have some more over here. We have Garbage, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison,
and then randomly the Zelda Hyrule Historia book. Basically, I am a huge believer in using coffee
table books or any other kinds of accessories to express the things that you’re into,
the things that you geek out about. That’s really what Moda Misfit is all about
is embracing the things that make you unique, the things that you love, the things you geek
out about, and having those be the basis of your style. And again, here is the living room area. I am a huge fan of piling on throw pillows,
I’m a big believer in cozy living. And I like to feel like I’m being hugged
by my couch, basically. And then I also have some more manga worked
into my space. This is from one of my favorite animes, One
Piece, and these are pieces of the manga sort of splash together to make a throw pillow. Again, I love a nice little touch of geekery
in a space, that’s really how you show your personality. Now let’s head on over to the bedroom area,
which is just a couple feet away. Once again, you have a continuation of the
music theme in my apartment. These are sound wave prints that I ordered
from Amazon – they’re by a company called Cumberland Coast. They are sound waves of three of my favorite
songs: Going to California by Led Zeppelin, All Along the Watchtower the Jimi Hendrix
version, and Strawberry Fields Forever. I love incorporating pieces of art that really
show what I’m passionate about and the things that have actually have had a profound impact
on me. That’s one thing to keep in mind when you’re
shopping for art – I know it’s super overwhelming, but at the end of the day you can really narrow
your search just by looking for things that embody something that you are passionate about
and that you geek out about. That’s such a good place to start when you’re
searching for art. My headboard is another piece that’s one
of my favorite things in this apartment, and I just love the visual impact that it makes
on the space. It pretty much establishes the rustic style
right off the bat. So that’s another piece of advice I have,
is when you want to demonstrate your style and make it super clear, you can find basically
a hero piece, which is a piece that in one fell swoop communicates the style that you’re
going for. And then I have this really pretty little
corner here. Probably the most important part of it is
my Triforce, which like I said earlier, I have little touches of the Legend of Zelda
in my apartment because I’m a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda. It’s kind of been an obsession for me for
years. Any of my fellow Zelda fans will know that
that is the Triforce from the Legend of Zelda. So again, I like to add little cheeky elements
of geekery throughout the space. Speaking of which, have some more Death Note
manga right here. And of course, plenty of candles because I
am trying to romance you here. I have my Taylor Momsen little mini canvas,
which a friend of mine had made for me years ago and I absolutely love it. I love Taylor Momsen, she’s the lead singer
of The Pretty Reckless, which is one of my favorite bands. And so again, you have more music. I’m basically hitting you over the head
with music in this apartment, which is not something I am mad about. And speaking of more music imagery, this is
one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Poe. I basically worship her, hence the pseudo
alter that I’ve built for her, which really is an accident. I’m not trying to make an alter to anyone,
but it kinda just looks like that. And I’m here for it, basically. And from here we’ll go over to my little
sitting nook, which I shouldn’t even call it my sitting nook because it’s Helo’s
sitting nook. This is her chair, she’s the only one who
sits here. And this is basically her throne. And then we have my little workspace. And I like to joke that my workspace is more
romantic than my bedroom area because I really went full French boudoir, vintage style over
here. This is a wall hanging from Society6, which
I will link to in the description. And then the wall panels hanging behind it,
believe it or not – you’re not going to believe me when I tell you this: they are
from the Container Store and they were $9.99 for a pack of four panels. And then I just have some journals and planners
here. I’m a planner and journal addict. I don’t really wanna talk about it. And then I also have this map of Manhattan,
which I got at Target years ago. I lived in New York for 6 years and I can
actually point out exactly where I lived on this map. I was on 13th street and 2nd, so that’s
where I lived in New York. I have my piano right here. I’ve had this keyboard since I was eight
years old when I first started piano lessons. And up here I have a really, really cool photograph. That is my Aunt Flo. She was a singer and dancer and actress in
the 1930’s. Very glamorous, very 1930’s Hollywood…
love it. Now here’s one thing about – hi! – here’s
one thing about my studio. And prepare yourself because this one’s
a jaw-dropper. I have two closets, and this is one of them. And um, it’s nothing terribly exciting,
it’s not – you know, it’s a pretty average sized closet, but I will now take you to my
walk-in closet. Yes, you heard me right, I have a walk-in
closet and I live in a studio. I don’t know how I got so lucky. Here it is. The main question I get asked about living
in a studio and owning a cat is: where do I put my litter box? And the answer is right there. I just have it tucked away and I like to put
stuff on top of it just to make it even more hidden. So there’s the answer to probably one of
my most frequently asked questions, and that is where do I keep my litter box. So there you have it. This is my mythical walk-in closet in my studio
apartment. Probably one of the biggest bonus features
of the space. Then right over here I have my bathroom. It’s just a typical tiny studio bathroom
but I like to think that I’ve made it look pretty. Right over here I have a map of LA. I lived in LA for five years so it has a special
piece of my heart. Inside of my medicine cabinet, just has your
basic stuff. Dry shampoo, I live and die by the stuff. What millennial girl doesn’t? And that is pretty much it. Didn’t take long for my bathroom! So the last space I wanna show you in my studio
apartment is my kitchen. This is my tiny 42 square foot kitchen. I actually did a full video on how I decorated
my tiny kitchen, which you can find in the description, I will link to it. It basically just walks you through how I
went about making this space – this tiny, tiny little cavern of a kitchen – feel more
stylish and more like me. So click the link in the description below
and you can watch that. That is my tiny 42 square foot kitchen for
you right there. So that is my little 500 square foot studio
apartment. It’s basically a bunch of music, video game,
and anime geekery all rolled up into a stylish package. And that is the most important thing – if
you walk away with anything from watching my videos or reading my blog it’s that the
thing that matters for your decor is to express what you love. If nothing else, just include things that
are personal to you, things that mean something to you, and things that light you up. If you just do that, you have a stylish space. So that’s it! That’s my studio apartment tour, thank you
for cozying up with me. My hope is that your biggest takeaway is that
interior decor is about so much more than making things pretty. It’s about making things you. Having your interests, your loves, your passions
reflected in your decor. Those are the things that will actually make
your apartment feel like a home. For daily posts for here in my studio apartment,
follow me on Instagram @moda.misfit. And if you liked this video, hit subscribe. You know how to do it! But don’t just subscribe – also hit that
little bell to be notified when a new episode goes up every week. And I really want you to remember, your apartment
is destined to be pretty, and you’re pretty powerful.

100 thoughts on “Studio Apartment Tour: Rustic Studio Apartment Ideas, 500 sq ft

  1. Thank you for watching my studio apartment tour! What are some of your favorite pieces of decor in your space? You know, those little things that are not only pretty – the things that express who are and what you love. The things that have meaning to you. Tell me in the comments!

  2. Love love love!! I've truly enjoyed watching for tour. I absolutely adore how you've incorporated so much of for personality and what you're passionate about in your space. Very inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Your apartment is absolutely beautiful 😍 the decor is done so well. Apartment feels complete without being cluttered. And I love the not so minimal look to it. I’m so used to seeing minimally decorated apartments so this is refreshing 🥴

  4. A folding screen behind the couch would help to give a scence of separation and two rooms. A see-through room-devider would still allow ventilation and light 2 come through from the window. Seeing that HUGE Bed and you walk in makes it look like a Hotel room.

  5. Best tour thus far! Detailed but not stupid shit like what's in ur fridge! Space is absolutely gorgeous and exactly the inspiration I was looking for! I had ideas to put music lyrics all over my place before watching this but you made me see I could do it!

  6. Hey! This just popped up in my recommended after watching one tiny house video. 🙂 I’d definitely upload a few extra videos if you can to get the promo! Very well done, subscribed 🙂

  7. This apartment is stunning, but please do some research on scented candles, essential oils, incense and so on with cats. They can cause organ failure, cancer and ultimately kill our furry babies as their bodies are not equipped to process these compounds.

  8. You have great style! The way that you have utilized each space and yet, it's cozy and comfortable. Not cluttered. Peaceful and serene. And it's gives us a piece of you and your personality! GO AUNT FLO!!!!💜

  9. I'm from Seattle and currently living in Tx. It's crazy to go home to visit bc I forget how small living spaces are lol Here in TX everything is huge including homes. Love your space and the way you decorated it! New subbie here!

  10. Your apartment is amazing. It does not feel like a studio apartment. A well thought out and organized apartment tour. It made keep thinking what is coming next. You did an awesome job.

  11. It's such a nice space and why not use that "nook" for an office? I would! I suppose the challenge would be keeping the place uber-tidy and making the bed the instant you get up. Do you read the books or are they just totems, lol?

  12. Absolutely love the eclectic style of your apartment- and how you express your personality in your home furnishings.

  13. I can look at your apartment aesthetic and totally tell that you are a bruja! 🙂 I love the vibe! If you ever need a side hustle, you should have no problems as an interior designer or apartment stager! ~Blessed Be 🙂

  14. OMG..I can't tell you how much that speaks to me. Part of it is my adoration for Seattle. Then my love of studios. And your decorating taste is gorgeous! It's raining here in L.A. right now and I can almost feel like I'm there. SO envious! Thank you for a wonderful peek into your awesome world! ♥️

  15. Great video. I love how you decorated it. I think that even if someone doesn’t like it, your energy, pride and excitement will make them automatically love it!

  16. The walk in closet part >> lol I was lucky enough to find one with a walk in closet AND washer and dryer in Portland!! I will die here!!!
    Love the gloomy edgy feel in your space! ❤️

  17. Interesting…I would have put my bed in the work space and made the living room a bit bigger. The work space would be by the corner and window.

  18. I’ve been looking for nice decor that isn’t white because I’m messy as hell and stain everything, but it seems like when you look up videos like this the trend is all white everything. So glad to find this video!

  19. I agree with everybody else. This apartment is the "sheznit". It is really put together. You have really utilized the area. Some people can't do it with a full house. Each area does what you want it to do. I love that closet. Oh my gosh the space! It could also be a vanity are and or small office. Something like this would be perfect for my daughter. We both could live in it. Thanks so much for the inspiration Mod!!!!!

  20. So what kind of ideas do you have for someone that can’t paint the walls because my landlord doesn’t want me painting lol and gorgeous studio by the way 😊

  21. Love her style! And as if everything in that place doesn't already coordinate, the kitty just brought everything together perfectly lol.

  22. Love how you decorated it !! You make the space seem a lot larger than it is. You should also do a video on your jewelry collection next ! 🤗🤗

  23. Out of all the home tours I've seen yours the best so far. Question: why didn't you put the bed in the space where the desk is?

  24. I love this studio…the lay out and style. I have a studio …that hard to do the lay out. One of the best I seen …really cool

  25. Misfit is perfect… in a good way, are you Cancer… you have passion… love 💥💥💥💥💥 oh, just wanted to say, my first apartment was a studio…. LOVED IT…

  26. This has got to be one of, if not the best studio apartment design. You did an excellent job in styling your space. You have achieved everything in such a small space. TFS

  27. Absolutely loved your space! You're doing exactly what I'm trying to do with my suite by incorporating nerdy stuff in a way that looks good even if you're not into the thing. I got super excited to see Death Note, and all of your music references were so lovely. The song pictures above your bed are such a cool idea! The pictures on the wall of the trees looked familiar and when you said the artist I knew; I have pillows with a very similar print by Tordis Kayma. A few of my favourite things in my space are my DIY'd yellow ? box from Mario that stores our gaming controllers, a large HP wall print I bought that demonstrates a scene from every book, and a hanging wooden cd display that my bf built for me; I can switch out which cds I have up and it really changes the look of the space. Thanks for sharing your space! I just started following you on insta 🙂

  28. I searched for ideas for my space for months and came across yours….and thought….this is it, this is the one, and have saved every angle you've shot and NOW to see the video tour and the brilliant mind behind it is wonderful, then to find out you live in the Hubby and I's absolute FAVORITE CITY SO MUCH SO THAT WE GO EVERY YEAR AND HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE THERE…..Is the most AMAZING part. 🤯🤯🤯Thank you for sharing your talent with us..😍😍😍🤗🤗💚💙🤩🤩🤩💙💚😄😄Go Hawks💙🏈💚🏈💚💙

  29. You are me & I am you 😩. If you could see my pinterest for how I want my future home, everything is dark and cozy—my favorite colors are black & gray. Gloomy (rainy) weather and tornado weather (just the fact that it’s warm but still darkish outside) are my two fave weather feels. I LOVE love love death note, rock music is my favorite genre (I’ve grown to like country) and your style is just so me. Also, Zelda is one of my favorite games 😂 (gamecube days 🤪….PS I still have a GameCube). Last but not least, I play piano; have since a child—classical, as I read music). This was amazing 😍😍; so dope. I can’t wait to move into my studio in June

  30. I like your color palette! Very cozy! I love tiny spaces more than regular spaces. I used to live in my converted garage/granny flat before moving into my house. I loved living in my granny flat. I made every knock cozy and inviting. Now my mother in law lives there and whenever I go there it takes me back to my creative days. It feels so cozy.

  31. so stinking cute I almost cried. I adore your space. I'm so peanut butter and jealous. my studio rental came furnished which was good because I had none lol but it's not my style, nothing in it is my personality. I love that office space. was it the dining room and you repurposed the space? it was just beautiful.

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