Ideas for Decorating Middle Room of Railroad Apartment?

Ideas for Decorating Middle Room of Railroad Apartment?

Regina Yunghans
Jun 8, 2012

Q: My boyfriend and I are both artists and we live in a great one bedroom in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We've got a huge bedroom and kitchen, and the building itself is quaint, with lots of 1920s historical details…

Our ceilings are wonderfully tall (over 12 feet!) and what we don't have in square footage, we try to make up for vertically. After living here for almost a year, we're still perplexed with how to decorate our "living room," a long hallway-ish space crammed with furniture but weirdly lacking in anything right for the walls. Our greatest invention was repurposing an old metal bike rack as a bookshelf in the corner, and we'd love clever inventive ideas such as that as we try to make the most of the space.

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