First, I'd like to say that I actually adore my roommates more than most. I feel so fortunate sharing an apartment with people I love because it makes coming home fun. But that being said, who doesn't need a little space from time to time? Creating a sanctuary for yourself when you share a space can seem daunting, especially when you live in a city like New York where space is often limited. Your room can make such an impact on how relaxed you feel at home, which is the one place you should be able to de-stress and re-charge after long days at work.
Here at POPSUGAR, we love sharing our tips and tricks for small space living because, hey, we get it. And as someone who has my own room in an 1,200-square-foot apartment with two other roommates, I've learned a few things over the years on how to carve out my very own sanctuary to the point where it feels almost - gasp - luxurious! And while I know I got very lucky in terms of my room size in a Manhattan apartment, the rules for maximizing the space are all the same! Keep reading to 9 tips and tricks I used to create my very zen bedroom that you can use, too.