A small bedroom can be quite cosy. But it can also be frustrating at times. Limited space can make it hard to negotiate around your room, and leave you feeling cramped. Limited space also means limited storage, which means cutting down on your belongings, or having to store them elsewhere. Fortunately, there are ways of getting around a small bedroom by introducing design features that will not only offer more storage, but also make your room feel bigger.
Maximise Storage Space Under Your Bed
Choose bedroom furniture wisely. Many beds will come with storage underneath – with some the top mattress layer folds up revealing space underneath, whilst other versions have drawers in. Beds raised on legs still have space underneath, but it’s likely to look messier shoving things here as they’re not hidden securely in a compartment. Any clutter in your bedroom can be eliminated by storing it here (e.g. spare clothes, hairdryers, extra make-up, books)
Mirror your room
Mirrors create the illusion of more room. They also reflect light from windows, letting more sunlight in (if you only have a tiny window, putting a mirror opposite it could help brighten the room up). You can put them anywhere – from a cupboard door to a wall.
Increase your floor space by using vertical storage, extending all the way from the floor up to the ceiling. Having a storage column in the corner of your room could equate to the same amount of storage as a chest of drawers. Many of us are so preoccupied with floor space that we forget about the space around our heads.