We’re one week into small space-barn living.
So far, so good. It’s feeling more like home.
One huge adjustment for us was having a living room that also doubles as our bedroom. You may remember that we purchased the IKEA Hemnes daybed (which I just saw is $60 off right now).
I made my bed every day before, so doing this each morning isn’t a huge adjustment. Here’s how it looks when it’s open. (Although I decided to use our comforter instead of the quilt. But you get the idea.) The bed is plenty big for us – almost the same size as a king. There is room to walk around it and open all the drawers.
And here’s how it looks during the day. I put away the comforter and store the second mattress behind the daybed. It takes me exactly 4 minutes to put the bed together in the morning. And it’s very comfortable for hanging out, watching television, reading books, and anything else.
So the making and unmaking of the bed isn’t a huge issue so far. It’s manageable.
Henry has been using his own bedroom like a champ. He doesn’t want the door closed, so that means we have all been going to bed earlier than normal. But that’s not such a bad thing.
In the mornings, Ryan gets up way before us. So we realized quickly that we needed to have everything laid out the night before (like his clothes, lunch, and bag). It makes it easier for him to get ready and not wake up Henry and I.
And our little “w” even made the wall.
I’m sharing the making of this gallery wall over at the Tiny Prints blog, too. I hope you’ll check it out.
So that’s a bit of a peek at our living space – doubling as sleeping space.
Could you live with a combo living room and bedroom?
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