Size matters – especially when it comes to living in a studio apartment in Singapore. In this new era, most of us have been spending longer hours (way longer!) at home. Many of us might be working from home right until mid-2021.

Dealing with a single open room to boot up can get daunting and challenging. Thankfully, we’ve developed plenty of hacks (keeping budget on the top of our mind) that can be employed to maximise the utility of your studio apartment.

Let’s delve right into making your studio apartment work better for you.

1.    Take a peak under your sofa

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Maximising storage is key in a studio apartment. However, if not done right, it can end up looking cluttered shabby.

To begin with, all you got to do it tweak your furniture. If you already have your furniture in place, there’s nothing to worry. You can find jute or wooden storage boxes with lids on the web. These can be artistically placed under your sofa.

If you’re yet to purchase your furniture, then opt for custom sofas that come with deep drawers underneath. Sofa-cum-beds or folding beds are another amazing way to increase utility in your space.

2.    Shelf-it-up

Shelves are another smart way to increase storage space. Now, shelves on the top area of your space can seriously give out a claustrophobic and bulky vibe. Light-weight affordable shelves (that need not even be drilled into the wall as they come as a single unit) accommodate a ton of your items while giving a sleek, stylistic look to your nook.

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3.    Cloak it up with a skirt

In case you are supremely tight on budget, don’t lose hope. You can still increase space utility in your studio abode by simply weaving a skirt. Yes, you read it right. Most likely, you have a table/ side table. Big or small – it really doesn’t matter. Because, the space underneath is a goldmine to store. Take a thick cloth, or woollen sheet (preferably, in the same colour tone as the table) and weave it on the edges of the table. Now you’re ready to cloak your personal items in this recently discovered goldmine.

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And if you feel you suck at ‘elementary weaving’, then leverage the space underneath your sofa. Drop an entire rug on it upto floor length. There you go; who knows what’s hidden underneath?

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4.    Light play illusions

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You must have seen how huge homes use full-sized mirrors to create an illusion of a much bigger space. Now, the same trick can be applied in studio apartments. Instead, mirrors need to be swapped with lights that stick onto the wall – LED neon lights.

The structure of smaller areas can be amplified by reflecting light correctly. ‘Most homes’ use fairy lights. And let’s be frank – it’s done to death.

The trick is to create a ‘mood’ into smaller spaces. LED neon lights are in the spotlight to ensure your apartment sparks space and vibrancy (and offering some much-needed freshness after the overdose of fairy lights). These are among the few décor items which don’t take up a lot of living space as they lay on the walls.

Traditionally, associated with night clubs, bars or karaoke restaurants; these are now being customised for home setups. The cool aspect is that they can fit almost within any home’s style. If your home is an industrial themed one, a contrasting colour of neon signage can add a vibrant pop to the space. If it’s a couple’s bedroom, then a neon sign of a quote (same hue as wall colour) by the bedside or dressing table can deliver a high-end appeal. If you’re missing working out in the gym, placing a neon signage in your work-out nook can help you get in the mood for a beastly session.

Right from a motivational phrase, to a whacked-out signboard of Elvis Presley, or a family motto; neon signs are truly ‘LIT’. Check out a myriad of other interesting ways in which Neonlife makes the perfect neon signages, keeping them vibrantly joyful and mood-enhancing.

5.    Double X your wardrobe space

Are you guilty of being a generous shopper? If you’ve answered in the affirmative, then you may have noticed you’re your nook’s space restraints may have caused a hurdle each time you wanted to get that exclusive footwear, dress or shirt.

Light-weight, easy-to-install wall hangers are a saviour. You can use the rods to hand clothes and the space above the rack to store footwear. One hanger can easily accommodate 20 pieces of clothing and footwear.  The coolest point to note is that these are super sturdy and can bear the weight of all your shopping. And yet it appears minimalistic and elegant to the eye!

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At, we understand how lighting can enhance moods and spaces. We’ve customised unique and wonderful neon signs for our clients across walks of life from major hotel chains to F&B outlets, homes, weddings, fitness centres, and corporate offices. We are a team of skilled designers and LED neon craftsmen that keep the craft creative and original. We ensure to keep the process hassle-free for you through a three-step process.


We’ll be glad to craft the perfect, relevant neon sign that caters in the best look and right mood. Feel free to reach out to the Neon Life Team at +65 90888270/

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