I recently moved to San Francisco to attend art school & the room I am renting out has wood...everywhere. To say the least, it looks like a cabin. Considering that I was moving from a 1 bed/1bath apartment to a little room, and mind you, a 6 hour drive away, there was only so much I could pack. Basically, a lot of my old furniture does not fall so well with this cabin-like room. I'm an interior design student, so it does drive me nuts! But alas, I am still a student...your typical starving student, so I try to work with whatever I have. On the bright side, it is causing me to be a bit creative, like using a suitcase as a dresser, or my plant stands to hold up my personal fridge and microwave; but, using my moving boxes as a means of storage is beginning to make my bedroom feel more like a garage than a living space. Oh and, using my old coffeetable for my desk and a pillow for my seat can get very uncomfortable when I'm drawing out large construction documents. ]:
I would love, Love, LOVE to have Ikea's help, by winning the Share Your Space Challenge, my room needs some definite transformation. Had I had your standard white walls, it would be much easier to make my old furniture work. However, that wasn't the case. First, I would like to invest in more storage for my closet. Right now, the only things that I can hang in my closet are my coats and dresses. I would like to utilize the top and bottom of my closet for a storage/shelving units to tuck away more of my clothes. The floor drabs and I think a section rug to place underneath my bed would give a bit of "lift" and color to the floor. I would also like have a better working space in my room. This low to the ground coffeetable is only taking me so far in comfort. Another thing, though small, I think a significant difference would to change the curtains in my room. As of now, they are 10x better than the curtains that were up initially, but I made my current curtains with some leftover fabric I had from my old place. Ideally, I would like to have navy blue & cream striped curtains because I think it would suit well with the wood walls. It would be nice to paint these wood walls, however, I don't think my landlord would approve, so I was thinking of using fabric in place of paint (similar to what I did behind my bed). To say the least, new furniture & a different pace in color scheme would make a world of a difference and I am in dire need of Ikea's help!
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