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.
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Take minimalist approach to your wardrobe
Some brave folk have scrapped their wardrobes in favour of a minimalist clothes rail approach. Even if you don’t want to go to this extreme, giving your clothes a cull now and again is a great way of cutting down on wardrobe space. Be brutal and get rid of the clothes you haven’t worn for a year, or are simply hanging onto for distant sentimental value. Clear enough room and you may be able to downsize your wardrobe (after the bed, wardrobes are the items that take up the most amount of room after all).
Adopt shelves instead of cabinets
Bedside cabinets are useful for placing phones, alarm clocks, glasses of water and other emergency bedside items. But it’s the surface that’s got the most purpose to most of us, not the actual cabinet. Why not try adopting a shelf instead of cabinet? This will create more floor space and make your room look and feel bigger.
Shelves are also a great way adding extra storage to other parts of your bedroom. They can be placed over beds (high enough that you don’t bump your head on them, of course) and put above chests of drawers. Compared to cabinets they’re also a lot cheaper and make an easy DIY project too.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]