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Creative solutions for tiny bedroom. Halp!

My guy and I live in a lovely apartment with a very small bedroom. We're able to fit a queen-sized bed and a dresser, but not much else. One problem we're facing is a lack of space for nightstands. We both would like some space to keep our phones (mostly because of our alarms), reading materials and maaaybe a tiny lamp. I have a small amount of space on my side of the bed and could potentially fit a small tripod-style stand. (any suggestions on where to find one of those are welcome!) He has no space. He has under the bed space. There is also an unused door that always stays shut on his side, so we were thinking possibly of getting some sort of hanging shelf that can be hung on the doorknob. Do those even exist? Any ideas? Thanks creative hivemind!
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Mar 2, 2014 - 18 answers

Is it really bad luck for a bed to face the window and away from the mai

I live in a studio apartment (600 square feet) with an open layout that's a bit challenging to work with. I have this beautiful IKEA Hemnes daybed. Just yesterday I moved it to a new location that I thought would make better use of the space. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Jan 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Making The Best Home Bar With A Small Space

For the first time ever I have a space in my house just for cocktail preparation. Awesome. I have some great old glass bottles to go on top of this bar. Also Awesome. What do I put in these bottles to become the envy of cocktail-makers-and-consumers everywhere? How do I best use this space (close up) both in terms of keeping stuff on hand and visual appeal, base liquors, mixers, tools, garnishes, etc. Assume we'll drink anything, but the fussier and old fashioned, the better. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 6, 2013 - 17 answers

Design a small apartment from scratch.

What could be a reference design for a comfortable, well-equipped, small (150 to 300 sqf) highrise apartment for up to two people? [more inside]
posted by UrbietOrbi on May 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Arranging lounge to be cosy

Help me arrange a comfortable living space for comfy sitting around with friends, reading, watching tv. See the sketch up and photo of the room here (not my furniture, this is previous owners). Most interested in suggestions for type of furniture (e.g. 2 chairs, a sofa, a coffee table this size and shape) and where it should go, but specifics ("this sofa", "paint this colour") good too! [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Mar 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Toronto Art Director seeks job in NYC: What are the costs?

How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Cheap ways to improve apartment living

What are some relatively inexpensive things I can order via Amazon Prime to improve the design/quality of life in a studio apartment? I'm a single dude and my place still feels as cold and faceless as a furnished room, but I don't have the cash or the vision to do a full-scale overhaul.
posted by nasreddin on Apr 9, 2011 - 60 answers

How to furnish a studio apartment so it's both functional and attractive

Should I choose form or function when furnishing my studio? [more inside]
posted by kim in chicago on Jan 22, 2011 - 36 answers

Help me turn a big, dark square into a light, airy crib.

I am moving into a large windowless room in the middle of a nice industrial loft apartment. I need help figuring out how to make it an airy, light, pleasant place to be. I would love to hear suggestions for aesthetic solutions to make it feel light and airy, as well as what you would do to the walls of this space construction-wise (windows? vents?). [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Nov 22, 2010 - 17 answers

What are some cheap decorating ideas for a grown up girly-themed apartment?

Making the apartment my own and I want it to SCREAM "girly." I am doing lace, pearls, and ruffles. What are some great design on a dime ideas or websites for additional design concepts? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Mar 12, 2010 - 17 answers

Whither goest the pillowtop?

I have a tiny, weird-shaped studio apartment. Help me figure out the most logical way to add a full-sized bed! And/or help me figure out what to do with an acutely angled corner. [more inside]
posted by Knicke on Feb 4, 2010 - 20 answers

Ask the Design Hivemind

Does anyone have any experience with or opinions on Room and Board or CB2 as sofa merchants? [more inside]
posted by scrim on Dec 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Where can I find funky, fascinating wallpaper for my apartment?

Where can I find funky, fascinating wallpaper for my apartment? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Dec 2, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me find this shelf!!..

where can i find something similar to this , but a smaller width and a lot cheaper ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz on Apr 3, 2008 - 3 answers

I need a bamboo forest in my apartment or my brain won't let me sleep at night.

I would like to paint my wall so it looks like a bamboo forest, but I'm left-brained and would like some help. [more inside]
posted by kookywon on Jun 15, 2007 - 26 answers

Multi-use furniture

Looking for a furniture store/website mentioned in ask.mefi that I can't seem to find... [more inside]
posted by greta simone on May 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Can our apartment be functional and still look nice?

Is there any aesthetically pleasing way to arrange two computers (and desks, office chairs), a TV (and table), and a big comfy couch in a single room. I'm always embarrassed at the ugliness of my functional apartment when people come over. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Feb 12, 2006 - 20 answers

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