Good Questions: Bed in a Studio?

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Greetings, AT People,

I love my small San Francisco studio, except for one thing: the bed is the very first thing you see when you set foot in my place. (The attached picture is the view from my front door.) I've played with various configurations, and this is the only way my bed will fit... (more below the jump)

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...I can't even position it along the wall lengthwise and make it more of a daybed. My question: do you guys have any ideas how I might dress up my bed in such a way that my apartment feels LESS like a bedroom? I've found it's much harder to create a daybed effect when the foot of the bed juts out into the room. I'd much appreciate any help you could give.

Thanks,

Tim in SF

Tim,

The most obvious answer is to swap out the bed for a sofa bed -- like the Bo Concept Zen one shown here. But if you don't like the sofa bed idea, our suggestions would be to first, dress the bed in an understated, sleek way. The gray that you've used is a good start, although we'd move the dark pillows in front of the light ones, and we'd remove the one in front. We'd also hang the mirror on the inside of a closet or bathroom door. We'd remove the IKEA dresser and either use under-bed storage (or in a closet?), or look for a credenza or cabinet that's not so bedroom-looking. (We wonder if you could actually remove it altogether and push the bed over to that wall?) And we'd think about a wall lamp.

Other ideas, anyone?

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