Furniture Shopping

As you may or may not know, next year (my last year of Uni) I will be living at home on the other side of the bridge and commuting to Newport for whatever lectures I have. This is sad in itself because I'm not looking forward to leaving the house, but it does mean I can save up for the year after University. Now, the biggest problem I'm facing is the room I'm going to be in back home; for one thing, all it contains at the moment is a single mattress on the floor - hobo chic, I know - and is approximately the size of a large cupboard. So here's some furniture solutions I was looking at for a very limited space - from IKEA of course, where else?

cushions - 89p / sofa bed - £89
With the limited space I have, I still wanted a double bed (well, as close as I could get) whilst also maintaining space in the room; because a double bed would take up the whole thing! I settled on the idea of a sofa bed that I could put up during the day to give me more room. I particularly like this one, it's small and cost-effective and having slept on one before I know it's comfortable too!

big unit - £72 / small unit - £20 / storage box - £7
Again, due to the limited space I will have it would not be practical to have a big wardrobe or hanging unit taking up half the room. These expedit shelves are fairly cheap and perfect for storage of clothing, books, anything you can think of really! The storage boxes could work well for socks, tights etc. and the smaller unit would also be a multi-purpose place to put my TV.

So, provided with a small living space; what would you do? I'd love some advice :)

10 comments:

  1. I live in a small one bed flat with my other half so storage and space is terrible! We have a few of the Billy bookcases from Ikea in our living room to store stuff, and then the £35 chest of drawers in our bedroom with the hanging rails. Use the walls! Lots of shelves are a good idea for storage I recommend this blog post: http://scathingly-brilliant.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/my-top-5-storage-solutions-for-small.html helped me think of ideas :)
    Chloe x

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    1. Thanks Chloe, that's amazingly useful :D <3

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  2. Hey Rai, I love my new dress too, and they have some more cute ones avaliable and at £45 their not badly priced, considering the sheer quantity of fabric used (no mini dresses for me!) I used Manic Panic dye. Its eaither Purple Haze or Ultra Violet I cant quite remember, which ever they had in Blue Banana at the time. Got to re dye it tonight as its almost all gone now. But you can get a few lots out of 1 pot as its very runny!

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    1. Ooh, awesome :D I'm not sure the dress comes in my size because I'm slap-bang in between their normal/plus ranges :s I use special effects dye and I've never tried MP before, I should try it next time :) xx

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  3. I had one of those sofa's in my old studio apartment, the whole thing comes in one box, they're brilliant :)

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  4. I have the little red storage boxes and they're really sturdy! I put all of my computer games (which is a lot, the boxes are full to the brim) in them and the boxes can handle it :) I really want the expedit shelves as I think they'd be fun to fill up :D

    I think a sofa bed is a really good option, we used to have one in our spare room and whenever I had to use it I slept fine :)

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    1. I'm glad to hear about the boxes, I was worried they'd be really flimsy :)

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  5. Love Ikea! We actually have had that futon for a really long time, haha. It works for us!

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    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  6. I once told someone I had my mattress on the floor at my old apartment. They asked if I was a crack whore, and I said, "Nope. College student."

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  7. Hey Rai, i think medium size sofa bed and medium size wardrobe will be a good idea.

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