Coffin Sweet Coffin
September 20, 2011 7:47 AM Subscribe
I finally have a room of my own to decorate! ...And it's the size of a walk-in closet! Help me figure out how to make this tiny space into my home.
posted by showbiz_liz to Home & Garden (20 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
After a crazy year in which I lived in five different houses/apartments in four cities, I have finally found an apartment to settle down in. I plan to be there for at least a year, and I am beyond excited to FINALLY have a home base again. I can’t wait to decorate it, especially because I am allowed to paint and put whatever I want to on the walls. My tastes tend toward the colorful, busy, artsy and comfortable. I can't stop daydreaming about all the cool things I might be able to do with MY room...
The thing is… my bedroom is tiny. TINY. I’m in NYC, so it’s to be expected, but I have never attempted to live in, or decorate, such a small space. Imagine two queen beds next to each other- that is literally the amount of floor space I have to work with, here. There’s one small window on the wall opposite the door.
I have tried looking at decorating blog posts on small spaces, but they all seem to assume that your small room is an architecturally fascinating space with exposed brick and a huge bank of windows, and, further, that you have thousands of dollars to spend on furniture. (I'm looking at you, Apartment Therapy!) My room is a blank rectangle with one window, and if I had thousands of dollars to spend I wouldn’t be living in it in the first place.
I have high hopes for the space, but I’m just not sure how to proceed. If anyone here has decorated a coffin-sized NYC apartment, or can point me towards some blogs, I would very much appreciate it.