How to Make Your Bedroom an Apartment

Sometimes you might need to get away from it all or learn about living on your own. Making an apartment will help.

Steps

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    Ask your parent's permission. This is important as if you don't they could walk in while you're painting your room!
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    Clear out the room. At this point you may also wish to vacuum and clean or paint walls. Also take all your poster and tacks off of the walls. Strip the room entirely.
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    Make a plan.
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    Get a bedroom doorbell. Put up numbers if you like.
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    Put a potted plant outside your door as well or a chair if you prefer.
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    Add a little mailbox for letters, even if it's just a painted cardboard box.
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    Get a coat rack and a shoe rack.
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    Get a mat for the door. Put the mat in front of the door.
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    Get a small table and put some flowers and a phone with a cord on the table. You can put anything else on the table but this is usually what's on a hall table.
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    Put a mirror on the wall if there is space for a mirror.
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    Put a couch in the corner of the room. It does not even have to be anything fancy, it could even just be a big mattress with one of the horizontal sides propped up on the wall. Get a throw pillow and put it on the armrest.
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    Put a small coffee table in front of the couch. You can put whatever you want on this table, such as magazines or a bowl of fruit.
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    Try to get a small TV for your living room. Add a DVD, VCR or Blu Ray
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    Put a small waste can next to your couch for any garbage... you don't want it to look messy.
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    In another corner, put your bed. Make sure it's neat and has fresh sheets that match to a colour scheme.
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    Get a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. It will be more complicated if your wardrobe's built in however.
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    Add a nightstand with your alarm clock and maybe a lamp for reading in bed. Also keep this aiming toward to color scheme.
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    Add a small bookcase for some of your favorite books.
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    Get a table and some chairs. You can use beanbags and a small table.
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    Next get a mini fridge and a table top cupboard. Buy a toaster and if you're aloud a microwave. This will make cooking and preparing food easier
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    Get plates, bowls and cutlery for your mini kitchen!
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    Get a basin, a table and your bathroom supplies. This is more for washing than doing business.
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    Put the basin on the table. Put a mirror on a wall.
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    Use the other table space for towels,toothbrushes etc.
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    Get a basket and clothes rack.
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    Be sure to label your basket so people don't put rubbish in your basket.
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    Get a desk first of all. Get at least two bookcases if you want. (This is all optional)
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    Get your laptop or computer and put it on the desk. If not, use a drawing pad or notebook instead of a computer or laptop.
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    Now get pencil holders, paper, desk ornaments, etc.
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    Get a pet bed or place where your pet could sleep. (This is all optional).
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    Get a bowl and some pet food and water.
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    Have newspapers or a litterbox in handy. You don't want your room to be messy.
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    If you have a smaller pet. just get a table and its cage or tank.

Warnings

  • Don't cook things in your room without permission from your parents.
  • Don't spend all day in your bedroom.
  • You will have to clean everything.
  • Have permission.

Things You'll Need

  • Money
  • Furniture
  • A bedroom

Article Info

Categories: Build Design & Remodel Own Home