IKEA What inspired you? I recently downsized from a one bedroom to a studio so I could live in the Village. Having been used to more space, I didn't want to feel cramped, so I tried to keep things as open as possible. To do so, I left the sleeping area visible to the rest of the apartment and used a see-through room divider to define the entry area.
...I also chose furniture with simple, clean lines to provide a calm and relaxing environment. As a result, even though I've lost a bedroom, I feel like I've gained more space.
Design Tip: Place multiple sources of lighting throughout a room to create a warm, soft glow at night. Try to vary the source and quality of light (e.g., ceiling vs. table, diffuse vs. spotlight) to create a flattering effect.