Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a large bedroom, but that doesn’t mean that you should have to compromise on space, style, and functionality, as there are lots of ways of making the most of the space that you do have.
Like any interior design project, making smart choices (and injecting a little imagination!) can instantly change the look and feel of a space, especially when it comes to small living environments.
After all, your bedroom should be a haven of relaxation and a space that you actually want to spend time in.
We’ve compiled a list of helpful, space saving tips that will help you to create a sanctuary that is uncluttered, organised and, most importantly, inviting.
Maximise your wall space
When you have a small space, it’s important to optimise all corners of the room, from the walls to the floor and even the ceilings – this will allow you to maximise floor space.
Fitted wardrobes and storage solutions will not only make a stylish addition to your bedroom, it will also allow you to integrate highly functional and versatile storage without it dominating the room.
Scale down your furniture
When you’re thinking about furniture, it’s important to consider shape and size, as curved or oversized furniture often takes up more space than necessary. Sleek, simple lines always work best in smaller spaces.
When you have a small bedroom, large furniture can be extremely overpowering and instantly limit your space. With this in mind, think about scaling it down – opt for a small bed and only invest in the essentials.
If you’re a natural hoarder or if you simply have a lot of clothes, it’s sometimes difficult to find storage that is able to comfortably accommodate your needs, especially when you’re working with limited space.
So, when it comes to selecting storage for your bedroom, be creative and think outside the box. Decorative baskets, shelving, under the bed storage, and bookshelves can all be a great way of keeping your bedroom clutter free.
And, when it comes to picking out your furniture, try and go for multi-functional pieces such as a bed with storage (beds with integrated TVs are also a great solution for space saving!) or, if you have little ones, think about bunk beds or beds that feature integrated desk space and additional storage.
When you’re decorating your bedroom, it’s important to opt for lighter, pastel shades as dark colours in a small room can actually make it feel even smaller.
However that’s not to say that, if you like darker colours, they can’t be integrated into your room. If you keep your walls light, you can always add splashes of darker, bolder tones through your accessories.
Throws, cushions, and other decorative items can be a great way of adding colour, intrigue and interest without dominating the room. To keep your bedroom feeling light, open and airy, it’s also important to bring as much natural light into the room as possible.