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5 Ways to Create a Bedroom in a Studio Apartment

It's possible to have privacy—even in a small space

Photography: (Main Photo)

If you've been living in a small space for a while, we're sure you're familiar with the challenges of living in a studio apartment. Whether you're renting the space or recently bought a unit, the struggle is the same—having enough privacy while still being able to entertain guests.

Aside from having limited floor area, tight windows and odd corners, the biggest caveat would probably the lack of partition—it's basically a bland box where all the areas of the home overlap. To help you create a proper space for rest and recreation in the middle of an open layout unit, here are some ideas you can try: 

A sliding door is an easy and budget-friendly way to create partition between your bedroom and the rest of your living space. Consider going for a glass sliding door to keep the space open and free-flowing.

While a lofted bed doesn't cover your sleeping space like walls can, having your mattress on a higher level creates the illusion of a separate bedroom. This idea saves you a ton of floor space, too—consider turning the underside of your bed into a mini office or an extension of your closet. 

If sliding doors aren't your cup of tea, an even more affordable option would be installing sheer curtains. Avoid heavy materials such as chiffon drapes and blackout curtains to keep your sleeping space well-ventilated. 

To make the sleeping area distinct from the entertainment space, consider concealing the bed with a wooden partition. Put together a small vignette in front of it to keep the attention away from your cot. 

It's no secret that big bookcases are great for doubling as dividers. This design idea is dual purpose as well—it adds character to your living area while keeping your bedroom private. The best part? You'll have your favorite reads within reach. 

PHOTOS: (Main) | | DecoistGrig Stamate via YouTube

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