6 reasons to love living in a studio flat

Square footage is so over-rated. It’s time embrace cosy, cost-effective studio living…

They may be small, but studio flats come with huge advantages (even if your granny insists on calling it a bedsit).

Here's why, when it comes to flats, the best things really do come in small packages.

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It's cheap!

The cost of owning and renting a home has gone through the roof over the past decade. But a studio flat gives you the chance to live in your own bit of space without breaking the bank.

And it's SO much better than moving back home with mum and dad.


You can afford to live in locations most people can't

Space and money constraints mean that studio flats are your only option if you want to live in the centre of a big city (unless you're lucky enough to be minted, that is!)

Not only will you have all the city's attractions on your doorstep, but you can also feel smug that your commute is less than half the length of all your friends'.

Everything is within easy reach

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You know that feeling when you plonk yourself down on the sofa after a hard day's work and realise that you've left your slippers/mobile phone/cup of tea upstairs? In a studio flat, this NEVER happens.

All you have to do is reach out, and whatever it is you are looking for will be within your grasp. Bliss.

It forces you to hone your interior style

If you live in a big house, it's easy to get lazy with your design style, chucking in all manner of furniture and ornaments simply because you can.

In a studio flat you don't have that luxury, so you have to edit your style to fit your space, giving you a much more carefully-considered scheme.

 There's no room for guests

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Your evil second cousin twice removed with knock-out B.O. and a habit of trashing everything he touches is in town, and looking for a free place to stay.

Fortunately, you can fob him off on your relatives with a spare bedroom because, you're really sorry, but you just don't have the space.

It's just so cosy

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There really is nothing cosier than snuggling up in a small space. It feels so warm and safe and comfy.

Even in massive houses, the tiniest room is often the one the family spends most time in. So why even bother with the rest of the rooms?

Is country life more your style? Check out our 7 reasons to love living in a country cottage

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.