Type: Single Room // Location: Ghent, Belgium // Source: AmateurRoomPorn
About this Place
Here’s an example of what you can do with very little space and almost no money. This student created a functional, relatively attractive living space for himself, and we applaud him for that.
This small student living space has to function as a space to study, sleep, and relax in. The window lets in a ton of natural light and helps make the small space feel more expansive.
A simple desk gives him plenty of room to spread out, and the addition of multiple shelves above the desk holds his books and collection of glasses.
A plant and curtains help make the utilitarian space feel more welcoming. Being in a temporary living situation doesn’t mean you should skip out on a few homey accessories.
The large graphic print helps fill the blank wall above the sofa. To make it look even more welcoming, he should add a few more prints. Affordable art is the easiest way to change up your space with minimal effort.
The simple sofas are arranged in an “L” shape, which is a good layout for creating the appearance of a separate living area. Since the bed is right behind the brown loveseat, the furniture arrangement gives the illusion of two distinct areas.
The desk is large enough to hold his laptop and dj equipment. He can up the style factor by swapping out the basic cardboard box with a wire basket to hold his records.
Here’s the lofted sleeping area and small sink. It’s not fancy, but we have to give him credit for creating a distinct sleeping area in such tight quarters.
He’s even rigged up a basic closet with a rod and some rope–proof that you can make even the smallest of spaces more functional with a little ingenuity.
We’re not saying we miss our college days, but this small space proves that you can still manage to have a place that’s welcoming and comfortable with a little creativity and effort.