To save space in a small bedroom, you should choose only furniture that you actually need, consider bunk beds, avoid impractical decorative objects, use items that offer additional storage, and keep everything in its right place.
Your bedroom is your private space, and it should be a place that induces comfort and relaxation. The bedroom also becomes the default storage room for personal items that you do not want lying around in other parts of the house. However, some bedrooms have limited floor space and because of this can easily become cluttered. Fortunately, furniture such as a twin over full bunk bed can be used to maximize floor space. Here are some other space-saving tips that you can follow:
Choose only furniture that you actually need
Furniture can easily overwhelm space. It can also affect your movement and the traffic inside the room, so it is advisable to use furniture pieces sparingly in a room with limited space. Choose only furniture that you really need and look at the functionality of the furniture piece instead of focusing on the design. Furnish bedrooms that are not frequently used with a sofa bed or a futon instead of a large bed that will only eat up space.
Consider bunk beds
You might want to use a bunk bed if you have a small room. This type of furniture is effective in maximizing space. There are many bunk bed models you can choose from depending on your need. There are loft beds that have a built in storage compartment and even a desk. There are also bunk beds that can accommodate up to 4 people.
Avoid impractical decorative objects
A general reminder in furnishing a small room is to prioritize function over aesthetics. Since space is limited, don’t clutter it up with decorative objects that serve no actual purpose. Headboards and footboards are quite impractical for small bedrooms as they push the bed far from the wall and waste space between the bed and the wall that could otherwise be utilized. If you want to hang something behind the bed, opt for something more flat and less space-consuming such as a simple quilt or tapestry. Also, your bedroom door and the doors of your different furniture should be lean and not bulky.
Use items that offer additional storage
There are many furniture pieces and bedroom items that offer a secondary purpose of being a storage unit. Go for nightstands or bedside tables that have drawers. You can also choose beds that are equipped with storage compartments underneath. There are also valances sewn with extra pockets. These box-pleated valances can serve both a decorative and practical purpose by allowing you to insert different items from magazines to slippers to gadgets into the pockets.
Keep everything in its right place
The easiest trick to avoid cluttering your bedroom is to make sure that you put every object in its rightful place. Make it a point to regularly arrange your stuff. Don’t leave your clothes on the floor or stack books on your nightstand and elsewhere.
You can still get the most out of a small bedroom. What is important is what you do with the space you have.