It is a litle hard to know how big the space is without the dimension, but this idea might help. Consider buying a group of bookcases to make a "wall". The shelves would face into what is the living room/3rd bedroom and create storage for books, baskets with bins to store clothes. I would leave space at the end furthest away from the second bedroom to create a doorway. Since the back of the bookcases will be the outside or hallway, they could be painted (blackboard paint might be fun) or wall papered or mirrored. A gallery of photos could also be put there or the whole thing could be covered with a blown up mural (How about a pic of all the roommates). Ikea's Billy bookcases would be a good choice since they have many style options and they also have an extender that might go all the way to the ceiling, creating even more privacy, depending on the ceiling height. They are also reasonably priced. I'd be sure to screw the cabinets together, much like kitchen cabinets to increase their stability. Again, you can't tell by the drawing how large a bed could fit in the space. To make a door, you could use a curtain rod with a curtain to cover the opening or a bifold or sliding door that can be purchased from Home Depot or Lowes or maybe even a local hardware store. Depending on how much space is left on the corridor side of the bookcases, you might be able to put a narrow table. No mater what, the 3rd roommate should pay less, just to be fair. Maybe that person has a 2nd or 3rd shift job, so they are there during the day while everyone else is at work--just a thought!
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