Whether you live with family members or roommates, sharing an apartment can be fun and stressful at times. Most of this stress stems from the difficulty in creating boundaries between shared and personal spaces. You might sometimes feel like you have nowhere in your apartment to call your own. However, by simply communicating with your family or roommates and using these techniques, you could carve out some personal space and create a stress-free living space while renting. Read on to learn more!
Divide Your Rooms for More Personal Space
There are various ways to divide your rooms without requiring construction. Screens, curtains, or bookshelves can all provide personal space without taking up too much space. Taller plants and standing mirrors can also create the illusion of divided room space. Room dividers don’t have to be solid, but it does help to have some type of separation between your personal freedoms and the rest of your whole apartment.
Cozy Up Your Beds for Better Pesonal Space
Regardless of how many people you do live with or your square footage, your most personal space is always your bed. Even if you share a room with someone or lack a room divider, your mattress is yours. You can invest in some nice sheets or duvet covers, fill your bedside table with your favorite and personal mementos. Turn your bed into a comfortable personal space to help rejuvenate you at the very end of the day.
Swap Out Couches for Any Chairs
Individual chars, instead of couches, can create a much more personal space in your shared apartment living room. This smaller separation between folks in your living room could make a difference, especially if you claim one chair to be “Your chair.”
Make a Reading Nook in Your Personal Space
Regardless of the size of your apartment unit, there is a real chance that you can make space within an empty corner or alcove. If it is alright with your apartment roommates, you could place a chair there to use that nook for relaxing and reading. Even if you do not read all that much, you could use the space to listen to some music, do crossword puzzles, or take a nap during the middle of the day.
Enjoy Your Shared Space more than Personal Space
Ultimately, when you share a lease, you can afford to live in a bigger apartment than you could if you were by yourself. When you feel crowded with your roommates, or frustrated with sharing a big apartment, remember this and remember all of the positives of sharing your living space. If you live with family, remember you love them and are lucky to be near them.
Come Home to Comfort and Convenience at Prescott Square Apartments
Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!