One of the challenges of living in a studio apartment is melding your personal space with entertaining areas. Having your sleeping quarters in plain view of everyone who enters can make this a difficult task. Hide your bed in the studio visually to accomplish a cohesive design with separate functions in the same room. Some options include having basic handyman skills, while others involve only some shopping to get the job done.
Things You'll Need
- Screen, divider or curtains
- Murphy bed
- Futon or day bed
- Pull-out couch
- Headboard or pillows
Place a screen or divider in front of your bed if you have enough space. Another option is to hang curtains around the area to free up floor space.
Bring in a Murphy bed that folds up into the wall instead of a traditional bed. Have one custom built with surrounding bookshelves for more organizational space.
Buy a futon, daybed or sleeping couch that guests can lounge on during the day when you are entertaining. All come with a choice of decorative finishes and covers to fit in with your design.
Choose a pullout couch if you need a more traditional mattress to sleep on. Sofas with hidden beds come in sizes ranging from twin to queen.
Disguise your traditional bed to look like a sitting area by pushing it against a wall and installing an L-shaped padded headboard around the head and side that is against the wall. Dress the bed in matching bedding.
Tips & Warnings
- In lieu of an installed headboard, you can also visually transform a traditional bed by lining the wall behind it with large pillows for guests to sit against.
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