Space is a premium here in European cities - When I first moved out of home I lived in a bedsit - or studio apartment as they are now want to be called.
It was a large(ish) room with high ceilings (victorian era building) with one very large sash window. I could fit a double bet in one corner facing the door - a double wardrobe at the end of the bed to hide it as you entered the room. A small sofa, a small chest of drawers. There was a two ring electric cooker (baby belling) and a sink. The bathroom was shared with the other “studio’s” in the house - it was not the most pleasant of places but it was OK as a first place out on my own.
The next place I rented was a one bedroom apartment in the roof of a house - I was there with my fiance and it was truly horrible. The roof tiles had slipped the owner wouldn’t do anything about it - it was freezing cold and mould grew up the walls.
The next place, we bought a 1 and half bedroom flat. Then we split and now I own my own two bedroom flat (apartment).
The more room you have the more space you fill. Trust me - I moved into my current place with a single bed, a chair and a baby belling. Now I keep thinking I need a bigger place :roflhard: