Creating a sense of space in rented apartment, Video

My living room is an open space sharing with kitchen. It worked for me this way for a couple of months until I started to feel little cramped there! I had books around the space, as I was still at university, I was eating by my coffee table and my living room perhaps didn’t exist as I didn’t really watch TV or use this space as relaxing space. Until I got fed up and started to make this space a little more usable.

First of all, I needed a home office. You can read here my old post how to create the perfect home office. Initially, my sofa was seating there, but it was far back from the TV unit and I felt like I had this empty space that could be better used. I created my home office and pushed the sofa further creating a separate living room area. I also changed my coffee table and added a rug to define this area even more! You can read here about the reason why to buy a rug. I am still in changing ornaments and exploring the area with the colour scheme. There are few updates coming this week like blinds and new sofa! yay! I will be also updating other corners so bear with me! I also created my dining area and added a bit of touch to it like large framed art and potted cacti. I have bought new chairs there as my original were large and took most of the space there! Yes, I admit my chairs are not original Eames but you can read my opinion about it here  replica’s chair crime or cheap style.
Finally, I have my kitchen area where despite it’s only a small corner I think I make the space quite functional adding hanging plants that currently I actually have herbs there, check out my other video Creating a green wall in rented apartment.

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  1. Omg your space looks so beautiful! I'm always struggling to fit the amount of stuff I have into a orderly & pretty looking way - some great ideas for me . I love that white cage-looking thing xx :-)

  2. It looks really good, loving the decor. especially the fur stool xo

  3. Would love to see a "zoomed out" photo so we can see how all the different areas interact!

    1. Good point! I'll shall add it next time :)

  4. I think you have done really well with a small space. It looks really cute! :)

  5. Your interior decorating skills are impressive! I love the way you've used the space and still made it all look pretty and put together! xx

  6. Your home office is beautiful, I will be moving soon ( when I can find a place I can afford) but sadly the only thing I would be able to afford is a rented room. One day I would love an office exactly like yours. I love the attention to detail.

  7. Honestly, your home is SO beautiful!!


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