Living space is at a premium in lots of areas, especially in highly populated cramped urban areas.This is especially a trend in newer construction.
If your living space isn’t so big, there are ways you can maximize space in small bedrooms.
Get space-efficient furniture
Some pieces of bedroom furniture are more space-efficient than others. Want to get a small desk that fits nicely into your room? Make sure to measure both the furniture items you want for your bedroom, and the space available, before making any purchases. Don’t forget to allow for pathway space, and room to put a chair at a desk.
Vertical storage is your friend
Do you have a small bedroom with a high ceiling? Make the most of this by going vertical. Look at floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes and shelving units. If your ceiling is especially high, like mine, consider high up shelves for things you won’t need to access often, like extra blankets and pillows, or keepsakes that look good as decor.
Taking advantage of your vertical storage capacities will make your small bedroom start to look a lot bigger. You can maximize vertical storage in your bedroom by using the following as storage
- CD towers
- Wall mounted shelves
- Hanging wall baskets
- Fixed wall brackets (particularly useful if you want to store a bicycle on your bedroom wall or ceiling)
Multi-functional furniture can be a godsend in helping to maximize space in small bedrooms. Beds with deep under-bed drawers can be handy as additional storage. If you don’t have built-in storage drawers, get some under bed storage boxes that are easy to get in and out of.
Try doubling things up a bit. If you also use your bedroom as a home office, use a small writing desk as a bedside table or a vanity.
Light and bright colors
You have to work with what you’ve got in small bedrooms. Using lights and bright colors can help make a smaller bedroom appear larger. Something as simple as painting and decorating your bedroom with bright colors can help to make your space appear larger.
Wallpaper is as popular as ever. Try wallpapering an accent wall. The wallpaper design you go for can also have the effect of making your space seem larger. For instance, vertical patterns will make your bedroom walls appear taller, and patterns going horizontally will make your bedroom feel wider.
Use as much space as possible
Use as much space in your bedroom as storage as you can. Consider found space, like small ledges and the backs of doors. No space should be left underused if you want to make the most of a bedroom with limited space. This isn’t to say load it up with as much stuff as possible but finding that hidden usable space.
Less is more
Take a more minimalist approach to how you organize your bedroom and the belongings you store in it. Think hard about what you do and don’t need to keep at arm’s reach. Less is often more. Get rid of things you don’t need or want. Set up the classic Sell Toss Donate boxes and choose which goes where. Sell the saleable items for some extra cash, donate the still in decent shape stuff, and toss the items that are no longer serving your needs and are worn out.
When all else fails, declutter. This doesn’t have to mean throwing your stuff away. It can be as easy as getting a storage unit at a place like Now Storage. This way, you have the peace of mind of knowing your items are stored away safely and securely, and you can swap out your treasured possessions when you want a refresh.
Having limited bedroom space hopefully you should now understand lots more about how to maximise