How should I arrange and decorate my new teeny studio apartment to make it feel homey but not cramped, and not like I'm spending all my time in my bedroom?
I just signed the lease on a great old studio apartment. But it's tiny. It does have a separate kitchen with enough room for a small table, but the main living/sleeping room is a 12x12 square. I've never lived in a studio before, and I'm feeling a bit nervous about making such a small space livable.
One great thing is that it has a built-in cupboard with sliding doors, and I'm thinking I'll put my clothes on one side and my TV and bookshelves on the other, creating a little entertainment center that can be hidden when I don't want to look at my TV. And this will hopefully help me keep clutter to a minimum.
Another helpful thing is that I really don't have a lot of stuff. I basically just have the furniture pictured in the floorplan. So I can be careful about only having things that fit the space.
The biggest thing that stymying me is how to create a somewhat separate sleeping area in a small, square apartment. I feel like the typical suggestions, like a bookshelf or even screens, would be overwhelming in such a small space.
Of course, I have pics. Here's the layout
, with my tentative thoughts on how to arrange my furniture. Here are some pics of the apartment as the previous tenant was moving out: 1
I have spent a lot of time on Apartment Therapy
, which is great for space-saving and decorating ideas, but not so much for this tiny-square problem.
By the way, this isn't the apartment from my last post. I didn't get that apt, but I like this one better and it has a real kitchen!