Looking for an apartment that best fits your preference and budget can be difficult as it boils down to a lot of factors: location, price, your personal needs/wants, apartment rules and restrictions, and the works. More often than not, you’ll find yourself in a small living space that is enough but a challenge when it comes to squeezing everything in.
If you’re living alone, a small space that consists of a two-seater dining table, a couch, and a bed, could be enough. However, you could be talking about 45sqm of an open space if you’re lucky or less than that.
You don’t want your guests to take a whole view of your private space, do you? So, how do you solve the dilemma of designating where the living room space ends and between the bedroom space? It’s all about getting smart with utilizing the spaces and clever with dividing them.
Avoid interior chaos: here are creative ways on how you can live comfortably in your tiny apartment you call home:
Build a wall – Renters have a lot of restrictions when it comes to designing their unit. If you’re lucky enough to live in an apartment and with a landlord who gives you the liberty to tweak your space, take advantage of that opportunity but with great responsibility. With this, you can build a thin wall between your living space and your bed space.
Divide the space – Use a divider in any size, shape, or form available. It could be bookshelves, cabinets or your TV stand—whichever is available and whatever it is you prefer should work so long as it sets in with the overall feel of the space.
Using a divider separates your bed from the other aspects of your apartment. Plus, you don’t have to spend a dime for this, you could just rearrange your furniture the way it would constitute distinction from other areas of the house.
Utilize your curtains – If bookshelves seem impossible and you have a fixed wardrobe cabinet in a different area, say ‘yes’ to curtains. It could cost you little to nothing especially if you already have extra curtains on hand. Simply install a curtain rod and place your curtain to effortlessly separate spaces. It’s one of the best dividers since it’s cheap and can fit in even with little space left between your bed space the area you wish to divide it from.
Opt for a sofa bed – If there’s really no way you can fit a bed in your small living space or the mere thought of bringing in a bed takes up too much space that you feel cramped, why not choose a dual-purpose couch that can also serve as your bed?
Maximize the space – There are a few ways you can maximize a space and make it functional than usual. If you can afford to shell out a few dollars, have a custom-made bed frame that has a built-in wardrobe cabinet or dresser to save and maximize space you have. You can look up lots of creative ways online on how you can go about this. You just have to think outside the box.
About the author: Chie Suarez is a passionate writer/blogger for PAAL Kit Homes, a company that manufactures and supplies steel-framed kit homes that help Australian families build their dream home. Chie likes watching TV series and movies is inclined to music and has a deep interest in home design and decoration.