This post is going to be an apartment tour of my space in Berlin, Germany. The apartment is roughly 50 m2 and consists of a bedroom, living room, bathroom, hallway, kitchen, and balcony.
You got a little glimpse of it in one of my previous posts about my berlin budget. I won’t go too much into detail but will provide you with a brief overview of each of the rooms.
Let’s get started.
The hallway is fairly small. I installed a coat hanger directly to the door for coats and bags. I managed to find the left shoe rack by the trash and got the other one for less than 4 Euros at IKEA.
On the left shelf are my S.O. shoes and on the right shelf, by the bathroom door, are mine.
The bathroom is furniture free and unlike this photo may suggest, fairly spacious. 😉
The living room
The living room is the heart of the space. Pictured is a used desk, a used shelf and a chair my S.O. picked up for free.
I bought a used standing desk and purchased a meditation cushion. My S.O. recently found an amazing futon made out of cotton for free and it’s the newest addition to the space.
As much as I enjoy sitting on the floor, it can get pretty cold in the winter. The futon is going to be perfect for get-togethers and for guests.
Now on to the highlight of my apartment tour: my beloved futon.
I love sleeping on the floor and would have it no other way. The futon itself is roughly 6 cm thick and made out of a cotton blend.
Most of the time my bedroom looks something like this: clothes drying and yoga mat ready to go.
I wasn’t sure how to store my clothing and found a super simple solution:
From left to right:
- I got a shelf for free
- I managed to pick up a white chest of drawers for free with my S.O.
- I went to IKEA for a clothing rack
- I ended up getting two white containers for free when I picked up one of my wooden shelves
The left shelf stores primarily my S.O. clothing as well as bed linen. The white chest of drawers as well as the clothing rack we share 50/50.
The kitchen is incredibly small, there’s no denying it and I absolutely love it.
There’s only one “real” piece of furniture: a wooden shelf that I picked up used.
Other than that there’s a sink, a washing machine, and a fridge and that’s pretty much it.
Please note, I did not clean prior to taking any of these photos.
That being said, the dishes on the right are clean. 😉
To my surprise, the wooden shelf that I picked up, holds everything that I need.
I store food underneath the sink and in the fridge.
One of my favorite features of my apartment: the balcony.
Why? Whenever I have friends over it’s super sweet to just hang out on the balcony. Of course, it’s also pretty neat for all my friends who smoke. 🙂
I don’t quite know if you can tell from the photo, but the balcony is pretty damn spacious and can hold a ton of people.
My S.O. and I found the chair you see on the photo on the street and I bought a cushion at IKEA.
My favorite spot?
My meditation cushion in the living room. I practice vipassana meditation for an hour every single day and this truly is my happy place.
Minimalist apartment tour
This was my apartment tour. As I said, I wanted to give you a brief overview of the space, without getting too much into detail.
I moved into this apartment at the end of June 2019 and don’t intend to buy any more furniture.
I just really love space, space to move, breath, and just be.
If you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask away. Also, if you’d want to know more about certain areas of the space, ask ask ask!
As always, I’d love to hear from you.
How are you doing? How’s life? 🙂