Redevelopment of a small bedroom in New York: before and after

Wanted, but expensive dwelling in New Yorkimposes a lot of restrictions. Something must be sacrificed, but not by convenience and not by beauty! Look at this curious version of the alteration of an apartment in which the bedroom and the living room are reversed. The search for housing is a difficult period in the life of any New Yorker: the price is beyond the limits, good options snap like hot cakes, the owners of the apartments require recommendations and certificates of security. The girl, who described her alteration in the SuCasa group on, moved to Manhattan from Los Angeles. And she, too, was not easy, but she tried to squeeze out the maximum out of her apartment. That's what the rooms looked like before she decorated them. Most likely, she was advised to arrange the roomsas it was done by all residents of the house with such a layout: the living room is in a room with a brick wall, the bedroom is in a room with a window. But our heroine did the opposite and "won" as a result of a quiet bedroom and a cozy living room. Let's learn more about the main design findings.

Brick wall

The Manhattan style trademark is a brickmasonry. Initially, this technique underscored the beauty of the space without unnecessary interference in the loft apartments, converted from warehouses. But the brick may well be decorative and appropriate even in a small room. By the way, we have an article on the site with very beautiful.

French sliding door

The door allows the maximum number oflight into a dark bedroom, easily retracts into the walls, saving space, and at the same time protects the owner's sleep from the noise of the metropolis. Look at other examples of using sliding in the interior.

Mirror in the living room

To a small room a large mirror will addlight and space. The entire room is viewed from the couch in it and this adds a sense of security. In such a living room you want to read, sitting comfortably in a chair, or drinking wine with friends.

Color and texture

Notice which colors and texturesthe heroine - she wisely kept the light walls, which benefited the close rooms, and the roughness of the brickwork shaded the softness of the fur skins on the floor and sofa, the air texture of the curtains - all this visually. Appreciate this reception in other interiors.


Abstract paintings, a living orchid, an elegant oriental vase - all the elements of the decor characterize the hostess as a person with a good taste, a broad outlook, striving for harmony. Photo project of our nameless heroine can beSee on the Internet with comments from Realtors from New York. They argue that this conversion is "live" advertising of tiny Manhattan apartments, which are not expensive, but also look with the right approach to a million dollars!,