Briarwood Co-ops: Change Your Layout With These Four Tips!

Briarwood co-ops are more than just a place to sleep after a day in the gritty city. Since we’ve been spending more time at home over the past year, our humble abodes have functioned as home offices, hosted virtual cocktail hours and been a place to pursue our hobbies.

What if your co-op is short on square footage? Remember this: No co-op is too small to have it all! Even if you live in a studio unit, you can still create multifunctional spaces in Briarwood co-ops with these outside-the-box tips:

Tip #1: Think perpendicular.

Placing your furniture perpendicular to a wall is an easy way to divide a room into two areas. Bookshelves and sofas are perfect pieces to help you execute this tip.

Tips #2: Curtains aren’t just for windows!

Curtains maintain privacy from the outside world, but you can also use them to create mini-retreats within Briarwood co-ops. Hang long curtains around your sleeping area in a studio, or use them to conceal your less-than-tidy craft table in your living space. Pick a fun pattern to instantly personalize your co-op!

Tip #3: Use color to divide your space.

Use distinct yet complementary hues to create “zones” in your co-op. Most Briarwood co-ops frown upon painting walls, but you can infuse your chosen colors into your furnishings, fabrics and accessories. Select a relaxing blue for your sleeping area or an appetite-inducing red for your kitchen. Better yet, go with the colors that make you happiest when you walk into your home!

Tip #4: Consider a loft-style bed.

Loft beds aren’t just for college students! They are a smart way to claim floor space in a small room. The area under the bed is a perfect cubby for a home office or a reading nook. This is a super-smart way for urban dwellers with roommates to make the most of a private bedroom.

Now that you have some ideas on how to turn Briarwood co-ops into multifunctional spaces, let’s put those ideas to work! Get in touch with Briarwood Realty today to learn more about available co-ops in the neighborhood.

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