>My freshman year of college, UC Berkeley overbooked a bunch of dorm rooms. A room that was normally meant for two people had to be transformed into one that could house three people. Not everyone had to deal with this predicament, but I was one of the unlucky who had to share two closets between three women. I disliked everything about the entire experience so much that when it was time to find a home sophomore year, I wanted to live alone in a studio apartment. From the moment I found my first place—a tiny studio with a walk-in closet and Murphy bed—I loved living alone. Now, 16 years later, I am still happy to have a place to call my very own, even if it’s a rental. While I understand that living alone isn’t for everyone, if you’re thinking about ditching the roommates in favor of your own place, I say go for it! If you’re worried you’ll hate being by yourself, keep reading—here’s how to live alone and absolutely love it.
>Below you’ll find some snazzy pieces to make your apartment an oasis from the outside world.
>Do you live alone? What’s your secret to loving the solo lifestyle?