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post #31 of 51
be sure you stand up your mattress when not using it (ie don't have a bedframe)
post #32 of 51
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be sure you stand up your mattress when not using it (ie don't have a bedframe)

If you don't mind me asking, why?
post #33 of 51
Don't get a sofa/futon in your bedroom. Get a bed with underbed storage to make the most of the room. The ones that hinge up to reveal a giant box underneath always looked cool to me, but even a regular bed on a frame means you can have boxes underneath. Sofas in a small room are kind of depressing, particularly low ones like a futon. If you sit down you end up staring at the opposite wall a few feet from you. Just having a mattress you put up against the wall when you are not sleeping also seems kind of shit, what are you going to do with that extra floor space every day anyway? Surely your bed ends up a mess, and your room will look like some tramp-hole.
post #34 of 51
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Originally Posted by SeanathonHuff View Post
be sure you stand up your mattress when not using it (ie don't have a bedframe)

Unless you want a giant bed...I wouldn't do this unless you went full-murphy bed. Just standing up the mattress seems shitty.

8x10 is really not that small if you just need a bed/dresser/desk (since you can do your living in the rest of the apartment but just need a private place to sleep/study/etc)
post #35 of 51
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I'm debating putting a bed in it for the simple reason that I could put stuff under it, as has been pointed out. But you just can't sit on a bed like you can a futon.

It's not really cool to take a girl home to a futon in an 8x10 room, I understand this. But any woman interested in my after she sees my busted 97 LeSabre is probably not going to give a rip about a futon. She probably sleeps on one herself.
post #36 of 51
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I'm debating putting a bed in it for the simple reason that I could put stuff under it, as has been pointed out. But you just can't sit on a bed like you can a futon.

It's not really cool to take a girl home to a futon in an 8x10 room, I understand this. But any woman interested in my after she sees my busted 97 LeSabre is probably not going to give a rip about a futon. She probably sleeps on one herself.

How big of a bed? If it is a twin, you can basically rock a day bed with pillows along the wall that makes it couch like. You can do this with a full size bed too...just get some pillows (not the sleep kind...the couch kind) and lean them against the back wall.

Hell, don't bother with the pillows. I spent years of my life treating the bed as a seating area. When I was in college, it was the only option in the dorms...and it was the chosen option in everybody's bedrooms. Even before college if we wanted to hang out in my room it was either the bed or the desk chair...it was just a more crowded room in college. Sure...now I have a full apartment with a couch and shit and guests never see my room (thank god) but with a bunch of roommates and people studying/working/socializing at different times, people would default to bedrooms and the bed was just a couch without a back.
post #37 of 51
who has couches and shit in the bedroom in college? wtf. i have a mattress on a floor, a desk and a chair.
post #38 of 51
just dont take any really drunk passed out girls back. could get you in trouble!
post #39 of 51
Women are more comfortable having sex in their own homes
post #40 of 51
Dont buy a futon you will regret it.
post #41 of 51
Thread Starter 
Maybe a captain's bed would work. The kind with the drawers under it. That seems efficient.
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post #43 of 51
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Dont buy a futon you will regret it.

This is a true!!!
post #44 of 51
I lived in a room about this size while living in student housing, not in an attic though although I know a guy that is living in a room just like that WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND and it sucks (slanted roof, can't even stand in most of it). Pros: 1. Its warm in the winter, not sure where you are but this is a big pro for most student houses where nobody wants to run the heating high enough. 2. You have an excuse to put your 60" 1080p plasma at the foot of your bed and use it as the sickest gaming monitor you'll ever have. Seriously, i don't even play xbox360 anymore simply because i no longer have this setup and i don't want to experience anything less than that again. It was fucking incredible. I had surround speakers too, loud wedding hall style ones on either side of the bed as side tables. Cons: 1. The floor gets dirty fast and this bothers the hell out of you because it can mean getting grit and dust in your bed. 2. Nowhere to put your dirty laundry and the room gets messy fast 3. You have to pass up a lot of inventory (I trade designer clothes and other things direct from factory, and I plain didn't have space a lot of the time, in fact the money i lost by not doing that commerce would have paid for much bigger accomodations). 4. You can't really show your sophistication and your photography work gallery style to chicks when you're living like this. The next time I am in student accommodation I'm going to rent in a very upscale mansion or something that is split between students. These usually have the most boring students / professors in them which is why I avoided them before. I don't really care for the frosh party scene anymore which is always very hit or miss depending on what group you end up with so I'd much rather go for a nice place. Master bedroom in a mansion will do me well.
post #45 of 51
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