My Houzz: Living, Working and Storytelling in 300 Square FeetIndustrial Bedroom, New York
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5. DIY at every opportunityThe new year is a perfect time to up-skill and try your hand at some new hobbies – especially those that come in handy around the home. Have you thought about sewing some curtains? Maybe dyeing them, shibori-style? Not only will a little DIY make for fun and rewarding projects, it can also save you a lot of money.
10. Create privacyOne of the drawbacks of open-plan living is the lack of privacy. If you have a small space that needs to serve numerous functions, think about using a light fabric partition. This works especially well in a small space, as here, where simple panels of fabric create a barely-there feel, even when fully closed. They’re also an inexpensive option, and perfect for rented properties.TELL USHave you enlisted, or will you be enlisting, the assistance of a room divider to help you section your open-plan space? If so, please share your tips and photos in the Comments.MOREThe Great Divide: Structures, Screens and Panels to Split Large SpacesMake More of Your Open-Plan Area With Clever Zones16 Clever Ways to Create Zones in Open-Plan Spaces
With the help of her landlord, Kammerer created a bedroom area by affixing a long copper pole to the floor and ceiling with plumbing anchors. Then she attached an Ikea curtain wire to the back wall, strung it with two Ikea linen curtains and affixed the other end to the pole. The wire started to sag in the middle, so she added a wire from the ceiling at the centre. “I had some extra rope lying around, so I pulled back one of the curtains with it, giving it a nautical feel,” she says.