Small space living in SF
January 15, 2014 3:40 PM Subscribe
Help me make my apt a home!
posted by so much modern time to Home & Garden (21 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I live in a very small 300 sq. ft railway apartment with a bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom. I've been here since April 2013, but it still doesn't really feel like home just yet. It just feels like a place that I live in. I have no intention of moving because my rent is low (especially for San Francisco), and I have great perks like splitting my utilities and free use of the washer and dryer. But this is definitely quite a wee space.
I'd really like to turn this place around so I feel like I own the space more.
My main problems right now:
1) Too much clutter, I don't really have storage space, but I have lots of small things that just sit out in the open. As a result, visually it's just a mess.
2) I have a quirk in the bedroom in that two of the walls have a ledge built into it.
3) Most of my furniture is stuff that I inherited or bought when I first moved to the Bay Area--very functional but lacking style.
4) I don't really have a style, other than wanting to declutter and try to keep it from overwhelming me on a regular basis. Things that I really like: bright colors, the Sapien
Where do I even start? I'd love to have that kind of pulled together look that I see on Apartment Therapy. What can I do to make my space feel more spacious and develop my own personal style? Any home decor or psychological hacks to make your small apartment feel more homey?
Budget: This is a long-term project for me, and I'm willing to spend up to $500 a month over the next six months.