Colorful Studio Apartment: Not Your Average Basement | NONAGON.style
This Colorful Studio Apartment is Not Your Average Basement

This Colorful Studio Apartment is Not Your Average Basement

It's hard to believe this is actually a basement

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Nonagon Style Team
on June 4th 2017
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Bright Basement

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How do you make a basement feel bright? Basement design inspiration can come in many forms. However, this colorful studio apartment in Taiwan is a stunning example of how to make a gloomy space more cheerful.

A colorful studio apartment's hallway with Easter Island statue and view of bathroom and living area | NONAGON.style

This basement’s renovation suggests freshness and a crisp forward thinking design concept, even though the building may be old and leaking. We should credit the newlywed couple for creating this wonderful space. The pair work in the creative design field, as you can tell from the skilful interior plan. They specifically wanted their basement home to be able to deal with high humidity, have enough light, and create suitable ventilation.

A colorful studio apartment's hallway with Easter Island statue and view of dark tiled bathroom | NONAGON.style

Check out the Easter Island statue planter in the entryway. It’s a fun statement piece that gives you a flavor for the rest of the home. Meanwhile, the bathroom plays between dark and light tiles effectively.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan hallway with yellow frame mirror looking into living room area | NONAGON.style

Let’s peek into the main area of the home. You can see that a sunshine yellow beams through the apartment. This zesty lemon color was chosen to increase the lighting and create a warm effect for the room.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan bright yellow living room | NONAGON.style
A colorful studio apartment's dressing area with clothing rack and storage | NONAGON.style

There is ample storage on one side of the room. Once again, we see the designers opting for bright colors that add playfulness and warmth. Furthermore, they’ve ensured good storage organization, which is the solution to a clutter free household.

A colorful studio apartment's dressing area with clothing rack and bright yellow walls | NONAGON.style

Bid farewell to the cold hard tiles that you’d normally see in a basement. Instead, this colorful studio apartment is furnished with wood floors. The floors definitely give a much cozier feel underfoot.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan home office and dressing area with cozy wooden floor | NONAGON.style

Overall, everything fits alongside each other in the space. In fact, areas are conveniently designated by function. There’s a place for everything, and everything’s in its place.

A colorful studio apartment's sitting area with gray sofa and vignettes | NONAGON.style

A happy vignette invites you to be seated!

A colorful studio apartment's yellow walled studio and home office area | NONAGON.style

Moving along, the work area has space for the two homeowners to complete their tasks. The furniture can be moved around easily to accommodate guests in the small space.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan bedroom and dressing area with cozy wooden floor and colorful furnishings | NONAGON.style

The basement previously contained two rooms with poor traffic flow. Now, by opening up, there is a broader view, with a good balance between light and shapes.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan bedroom and living area with cozy wooden floor and yellow walls | NONAGON.style
A colorful studio apartment's open plan bedroom and living area with cozy wooden floor and yellow walls | NONAGON.style

Despite all the colors, the one space where you won’t find too much yellow is the bedroom.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan bedroom with wood fittings, gray walls and yellow accents | NONAGON.style

Here, an ash gray was chosen to help lower the saturation of space color. This therefore makes the bedroom a calming place to unwind at the end of the day.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan bedroom with wood fittings, gray walls and yellow accents | NONAGON.style

One of the characteristics of the apartment is the way the room is segregated into areas for sleep, work, and play. Sleep is arguably the most important of the three (for without sleep the others don’t happen). As such, there is an adjustable curtain to create a cocoon that keeps the sleeping area quiet.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan bedroom with curtain partition | NONAGON.style

Pulling along a curtain is much easier and space savvy compared to a sliding door. If you’re thinking of using a curtain in your studio apartment, remember to go for thick black outs to reduce both light and noise.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan living space with yellow walls and colorful furnishing | NONAGON.style

Even though a couple may diverge in living habits, this colorful studio apartment accommodates both. In fact, the designers  even thought about how to easily adjust the space if there is ever a new member of the family.

A colorful studio apartment's open plan living space with yellow walls and colorful furnishing | NONAGON.style
A colorful studio apartment's open plan living area and home office with yellow walls, colorful furnishings and cute pug | NONAGON.style

All in all, what a warm and cheerful place! We certainly love the quirky collection of items and the clever, mixed use of space. What do you think?

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