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3 Interior Designs For A Studio Apartment With Cort

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Small spaces have always been more my specialty. I have lived in several apartments ranging from 445  to 1200 sq ft over the past 10+ years. From murphy beds to designated bedrooms to multifunctional spaces… I have seen it all.

After a lot of trial and error, I have learned to keep a design for a studio apartment simple yet elegant. There were so many points in my twenties that furniture rental would have been perfect for my lifestyle! I worked in film and tv production and found myself moving about every year. When I would get to a new spot, it would feel like I was at the beginning of a very slow design process. Acquiring pieces one by one.

Another point… What I have also learned is that the whole “moving process” is stressful and exhausting. Now that I am in my early thirties, I do not want to move like a young twenty-something anymore. No more schlepping my stuff from place to place in trash bags and a moving truck.

I now highly recommend a more sophisticated approach for renters or those of us to move a lot! Two words for you. rent furniture.

Have you heard of CORT? You may have seen their large red trucks on the road.


I checked out their site to see what their furniture rental options were! Rent by room or by furniture or decor piece! This is perfect for people who don’t want to spend too much time designing their space. Need to design for a studio apartment sleeping area, living room, dining area, or workspace. Got you covered! Looking to add additional storage space? I’ve got you covered! Looking to make your home look bigger and more elegant? Oh yeah, I have you covered.

It’s easier to just pick a look curated for you!

I headed over to their website to see what options they had and I was really surprised with the sophisticated looks that they have.


CORT is a furniture rental company that provides services for people facing transitions and companies looking to make changes to their workplace. They cater specifically to relocations from place to place aka military and temporary renters.

Whether it’s for business or personal reasons that you are moving. They will go above and beyond to help you with their trained professionals!

CORT professionals can help you find a place to live, navigate your new area and furnish your place for however long you need it.

One word for you. Sophisticated.



  • Save time.
  • Furniture on-demand (there when you need it, gone when you no longer need it). 
  • Less hassle
  • Save your money. No more having to put stuff in storage during transitional periods. 
  • Gain more peace of mind about your lifestyle giving your more flexibility. 
  • Begin to smooth out all the twists and turns along your journey

I wanted to take a challenge and design a room 3 different ways using the same main pieces of furniture/decor.

Nothing was more challenging that designing a studio apartment space! At least in the beginning, it was hard. Now, it’s small studio apartment spaces like those that I enjoy designing the most. Why you ask? It’s the limited space! The square footage limitation allows me to flex my creativity muscles. I love making a living space feel bigger than it is! I love designing spaces with natural light and different color palettes. Using textiles like curtains, and area rugs to make a studio apartment feel like home.

2 key pieces to a design for a studio apartment are:

  • Dual purpose furniture is key
  • Utilizing your vertical space.

Check out this studio apartment design ideas that feature CORT furniture. Decorate your rental for less and don’t feel attached to possessions if you need to move.




Who doesn’t love a little pop of glam for their studio apartment layout? These color palettes make this studio apartment feel like it’s very glamorous! Some of the furniture and decor I chose and serve multiple functions and plenty of hidden storage. This design was inspired by the sophisticated entrepreneurs. Studio apartment ideas don’t have to focus on playing it safe! You can use bold furniture pieces and dual function furniture within your interior design to make your rental feel more like a reflection of your style.



I love the bold and vintage vibe that Hollywood Regency gives off. My inspiration for this design was to add a touch of glam an old Hollywood vibes. I wanted to add a calming feel with some natural elements. Using vertical spaces in limited space allows for additional storage spaces and prevent clutter from appearing. Wall space doesn’t have to be bare. Floor space doesn’t have to be empty. Adding shelves, greenery, and division with the spaces is a great plan!




This type of design is very bold and colorful. I love adding some vintage or metal accessories to a design like this. The colorful sofa and area rug would be the main focal point of this design concept. Highlighting the living room space with extra storage. Adding a room divider helps to separate the space to identify the purposes of each part of the studio apartment.



All in all, you can be very sophisticated and look high-end on even a student’s budget.

Which design for a studio apartment is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below and make sure to check out CORT Furniture Rental today.

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