Staff, 2022-11-10 02:00:00,
I just moved into my first apartment in New York City and even though I knew that rooms in the city were small, I don’t think anything could have prepared me for the actual logistics of moving into a room this tiny. Not only do you have to figure out how to arrange your furniture, but if you’re like me, you have to work around heating pipes, fire escapes, and doorways that are at an angle.
Because of how much time we spend eating cozy food, watching movies, and all-around hibernating during the winter, now is the perfect time to tackle a home improvement refresh. Whether you’re also tackling life in the big city or you’re moving into a studio or tiny house, here are some tips and tricks for living in a small space, as well as some products that I can really and truly recommend since I have them in my room ;).
Small Bedroom Ideas
Measure Your Room + Make A Spreadsheet
Look at your room like you would a scale model — measure the distance between the walls, the doors, and the windows (you’ll also want to get the measurements of your furniture) so that you can create a spreadsheet. The easiest way to do this is to turn one inch into one square on your sheet so that it’s an even ratio.
Whether or not your room has an unconventional design, it’s essential to know how much space you’re working with. This is the spreadsheet that I use (shoutout to my mom for helping me with this), and it was super helpful to get a bird’s eye view of the room and how the furniture fits…
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