Two more micro-rooms below:
Painting the walls only partially in a dark, warm brown accentuates the height of this small space and makes it feel cozy instead of cramped. A length of vintage linen (decorated with mirrors and jewelry) makes for an unusual headboard that takes up no space. Finally, a very oversized mirror visually expands the room and brightens the space by reflecting back the colorful linens.
Not surprisingly, the apartment of designer Andree Putman has a wonderfully smart solution for a studio apartment. A sleeping alcove is created by the use of floor to ceiling sliding grey mesh panels. They provide a division of space while allowing light through as well as in interesting visual effect where the panels overlap. A shelving unit also helps to make the alcove feel more defined. Forgoing a headboard and keeping the bed low makes the small room feel larger. Check out the Marie Claire Maison site for more inspirational photos and ideas. Photos: Marie Claire Maison