Good Questions: How to Handle Boyfriend Moving into My Small Space?

Good Questions: How to Handle Boyfriend Moving into My Small Space?

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Heather Blaha
Sep 5, 2008

Blueroses/Rachel sent us an email: I love love love apartment therapy, and I am in desperate need of it! I currently live in a 600 sq ft apartment in Denver, but unlike all the pretty apartments on AT, mine doesn't have quirky storage nooks, pretty hardwood floors, or majestic windows....

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Instead, I'm in a nice but bland new build complex. I love the location, because I am 8 minutes from work, walking distance to local shops, and 8 minutes from downtown. However, my apartment is small small small, carpeted, and beige.

It's complicated by the fact that my boyfriend is moving in with me shortly.

Please help me find a way to make it work in the small 600 sq feet! I don't want to commit to a larger apartment, but I wonder if brilliant small spaces require 1) beautiful space and 2) really brilliant layouts (neither of which I have).

I do have photos of what I've done so far, but another major concern is the twist between finding the right furniture to hide/store/utilize space, and not wanting to always be spending money......Can you help?

Thanks!!!!!!!

Blueroses/Rachel

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