When people first enter our apartment, they look around the living/dining room/kitchenette and say “Oh, it’s not that
small.” Then they venture into the bedroom and become confused: “Wait, that’s it?” If
one thing became even more painfully clear when creating my floor plan it was, that really is it.
The upside to where we currently are in the process of assembling the bedroom is that we have already tackled the somewhat overwhelming issue of storage. We utilized the built in nook by fitting it with a freestanding wardrobe to double our clothing storage and purchased large, rolling, under bed storage boxes to hold off-season items.
With a basic layout in place, it’s clear that any purchases need to be carefully measured and considered. By focusing on keeping things vertical to utilize the wall space and bringing in color through art and textiles, we can keep the floor space open and maintain the flow of the room.
(Floor plan by Kim Lucian, created with Autodesk Homestyler.)