Ever since I moved out of my parents’ home about six years ago, I have been struggling with spaces and furniture that were neither shaped nor in some cases chosen by me. I am quite undemanding when it comes to size, I don’t need a lot of space, but I do need to make it warm and cozy. And this can be hard when all you have to work with is what you find in the space. If you are renting an apartment, investments into refurbishment do not make sense. Even more, if you are renting a space in a foreign country where you will only stay a short time (say, a year), it does not even make sense to invest in extra furniture. In my case, this inevitably means I will rearrange the items quite often, always looking for that slight improvement without the additional cost… In my last apartment, I think I finally settled on the arrangement of furniture after a year and a half of living there and at least three major rearranging fits. I was to leave the place three months later.
My current space is a room which is quite bigger than I expected it to be, but of a weird elongated shape. Whatever you do, it’s not quite right. But after I got back to it after a two-weeks absence for the holidays, I had a stroke of inspiration and decided that I had to set up a little cozy relaxation corner slash living room slash work space, even at the cost of putting the bed too near the door. And I love it! Take a look :) And please excuse the mess… :)