When you book a furnished apartment for a short or long term stay with MyStudioMontreal.com, we want you to feel as comfortable as if you had never left home. Part of how we do this is by offering real living spaces in great locations around Montreal, we pick and decorate our apartments with our guests guests comfort in mind. We also work with our guests to help them choose and personalize the perfect space they need for their stay.

Here are a few easy ways that you can make your furnished studio apartment feel more like your own home away from home.

Bring Favorite Items from home.

One of the great advantages of a MyStudioMontreal.com apartment is that it is really not a hotel room. Each apartment is furnished with creating a home in mind, rather than creating a transient space. We are always more than happy to go that extra mile to make sure that your apartment really does feel like home.

Many of our clients are surprised to find that we are eager to help make them feel completely at home. Sometimes that means accommodating for a client’s furniture from home, or trying to find another way to make an apartment a home. One great way to make your space your own is to bring your favorite nick nacks, art pieces, or framed photographs from home. Even your favorite blanket or throw pillow can go a long way to making your space feel like your own.

Take advantage of your furnished kitchen to cook a favorite meal.

Scents and smells are big indicators of home and comfort. So why not fill your new home away from home with the smells of your favorite meal simmering on the stove? Additionally, cooking is a great way to unwind and de-stress after a day in unfamiliar surroundings.

Every MyStudioMontreal.com apartment is equipped with a beautiful furnished kitchen so why not start making your place your own by preparing your own favorite recipe? You would be amazed at how much of a boost the smell of home cooking will bring to your mood and your surroundings.

Other ways to incorporate scents to include adding potted plants or using diffusers and candles to add a welcoming scent to your home, as suggested in this guide.  

Check out Local Artists.

A big part of making a house a home is infusing it with your own unique style. One way to do this is to bring your favorite art and pieces from home, another way is to take a look at the local art scene. Buying art from local artists is great on so many levels, you’re contributing to the local economy and community, but you are also weaving local culture, and your own style, into your new space. Checking out the local art scene is also a great way to get to know the local community, and possibly meeting some fun new people in Montreal.

Here are some great places to start:

Monastiraki : Local cartoon artist Billy Mavreas always has some weird and wacky home decor pieces at his store, in addition to an unbeatable selection of local comics.

Usine 106U : Next to one of Montreal’s favorite drinking establishment, the crazy selection of out-of-the-ordinary local art at this small store welcomes a new exhibition monthly.

Espace Pop : The annual local art festival Pop Montreal has a year-round exhibition space where you’re sure find hot local events and cool art markets.


We hope that these ideas and tips can help you to make your furnished apartment feel like home while you are staying in Montreal.

Call us today to find out more about booking a beautiful furnished studio in one of our amazing Montreal locations, and get on your way to a comfortable and convenient stay in the city.

-Monika Schmidt

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