If you’re short on space when designing a bedroom, there are several tricks you can employ to make the most of your bedroom’s potential. Firstly, frame your bed with storage, using what would otherwise be wasted space on your wall to store your belongings in. By leaving a gap in the middle for a headboard space you can prevent the storage space from appearing overwhelming.
Utilising floating shelves instead of a bedside table can provide you with more space underneath than you would have had with a freestanding unit, creating the illusion of there being more space in the room. When putting up this shelf though, be certain you won’t be rearranging your room in the near future, as it is more hassle to relocate than a typical bedside table!
Try painting walls and purchasing linens that are white, and add a statement piece, such as a chair, in a bright colour in order to liven up the space. Using neutral colours will make the bedroom appear deceptively larger, try to carry this theme throughout with curtains and furniture colours, if it’s consistently the same light colour it will really accentuate the space.
Purchase a bed frame that is slightly raised and use under bed storage boxes to stowaway any clutter that wouldn’t fit in other spaces. You could also use vacuum sealed bags to store any out of season clothing under your bed whilst it’s not in use, giving you more wardrobe space!
Strategically place a few mirrors around the room, this allows light to bounce off of them, making the room appear lighter and more spacious. This will work even with just one large mirror, but multiple mirrors would be more effective.
By implementing these suggestions you will really make the most of a small bedroom space, by using clever storage techniques and colour schemes you can make even the smallest of rooms feel spacious.
This article was written on behalf of the bedroom design specialists, Doors Sincerely.