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Cool Idea: Inspiration For Little Spaces

Here's a post from OnSugar blog Apartmentalizing:

Our friends at Tiny-Ass Apartment (one of Apartmentalizing's Web Faves!) always have great images of and tips from real people who live in, well, tiny apartments! Now, I have a bit of experience in this field. Well, in the field of living in tiny spaces, not necessarily doing the most with those spaces.  For example, in my last apartment in NYC, my bedroom was actually a former walk-in closet (Oh landlady, you minx. You listed this as a one-bedroom on Craigslist . . . and I totally bought it). Literally, my double bed wouldn't fit in the room without overlapping the door. It was cozy (or would have been if the window hadn't been so drafty, I may as well have just left it open in the winter). Anyway, here are a few of my faves from their Real Life Tiny-Ass Apartments. I love how the sectional and the shelving create distinct spaces in a studio but still allow the light through from the windows!

Brazilliant!! Turning a tiny, unuseable closet into a discreet work space!

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I love how they've hung the cups and created a useful but also artistic shelf for a super-homey feel!  And, they've freed up all that cabinet space!

I would never want to leave this cozy nook!  Granted, this bedroom is bigger than any I've had in NYC, but I'd never have thought to put my bed under the vaulted ceiling.Yeah, just totally love love love this vanity.  First, love having a mirror to create more space (see recent obsession with mirrors).  But love even more the clear chair!  It's a brilliant solution to seating but not wanting to appear cluttered/take up space/hide the gorge detail of the vanity.

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skigurl skigurl 7 years
i don't have a really small place, but i still love looking at these ideas each picture is so cozy and homey i just really couldn't imagine cooking on such a tiny stove
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
ditto, lilkimbo the last pic is not even about space saving its just a fab paint color, vanity and chair~~~~ i would not feel comfortable sleeping like that, though i love the cozy look of the room.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I love clear chairs! I have been craving a Louis Ghost Chair for lord knows how long, but I am too cheap to just clunk down the cash.
tiabia tiabia 7 years
The writer of this blog is HILARIOUS!!!! I was totally laughing out loud about the "cozy" one bedroom and drafty window. Totally following this blog. As for the use of the small space, it's great to see how much you can utilize such limited square footage!!!
mannylove mannylove 7 years
That is almost exactly how I have my bed in my current apt! Except that there is not a vaulted ceiling, just a nook where my queen bed fits exactly in right next to the bedroom door. It's definitely very cozy feeling and also frees up a ton of space in the remainder of the room, but I'll tell you one big negative...making the bed....not fun....at all! I still keep it there though, worth the hassle to get the extra space.
primetime9 primetime9 7 years
Love these, except for the bed in the nook - I would definitely hit my head every single morning!
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