A cheap and quick way to separate space in a studio apartment - use pallets and a sheet of wood over the top to create a designated living room area. Also use planks from pallet to create a wooden wall to further create a sense of a separate space.
Remove cheap cardboard from the back of pre-fab shelving units and add character with pallet wood. Wish I would've known about it for the Home Depot shelving unit. It would have lasted soooo much longer!