The advice that didn't work for me
Look for furniture with built-in storage. This may be good advice for those who want to cram as much stuff as possible into a small space but that's not me. For storage I have a double wardrobe. Half is hanging space for clothes with shelves top and bottom and the other half has five shelves for miscellaneous stuff - spare light-bulbs, computer accessories, hairdryer, camera, torch, candles, wrapping paper, sunglasses, stationary, random-word pots, paperwork, bedding, games, printer, chargers etc. Pretty much everything that I don't want out in plain view, except coats and shoes which live in the small cupboard in the hall. Having one main general storage space makes it easier to see what I've got and find things when I need them. One thing that works surprisingly well (it wasn't planned) is that the middle shelf, below the paperwork, has pull-out storage bins, leaving a space at the front clear for opening mail, sorting and filing papers.
Store your books and music digitally. I have a Kindle and an mp3 player which I use occasionally, especially while travelling, but I choose to devote space to printed books, journals and a small CD and DVD collection. I like having certain things in physical form. Just as I love my laptop but sometimes prefer hand writing, it's a different experience, one doesn't completely replace the other.
The advice that did work for me
What I enjoy most about living in a studio is the way it's easy to manage, leaving me plenty of time to do things I enjoy more than household chores. It's not about feeling constrained or limited, it's about having everything I need but no more.
As simple as possible but no simpler.
morning light reaches
the writing desk
(Furniture from Ikea and Made.com)