Living in small spaces could be restricting, but at the same time, it could also be freeing. While you are technically limited by square footage, you can let your mind run amok with ways on how to work with what you have — being resourceful and imaginative. In this final post for our Small Home Series, we’ve gathered some useful ideas on how you can maximize your small bedroom and kick-start your creative journey.
Floating Shelves are Your Best Friends
In tight areas, it is always important to think vertically. Design upwards, instead of outwards. Installing floating shelves is a great way to add extra storage to rooms without compromising on space. These bring out your individuality by functioning as unique display racks for books, succulents, and quirky figurines.
Invest in items that have multi-design features. It’s basically having the usefulness of two or more pieces of furniture, while utilizing only half of the space needed. If you’re feeling nifty, you can always D-I-Y your own to serve many purposes based on your needs.
Headboards? Why Not?
If you think installing a headboard for your bed might cramp up your space, think again. These upright panels work to give your bedroom the illusion of a taller ceiling and therefore, bigger space. Don’t scrimp on the height when picking a good headboard, as taller ones equate to higher ceilings.
Maximize Bed Storage
What are you going to do with all that space under your bed? Use it! Under-the-bed storage usually gets overlooked due to the appeal of seeing pretty furniture around your bedroom. Purchase drawer-type storage units and use them to store items that you don’t use on a daily basis. That way, you’re getting rid of unnecessary objects and getting organized at the same time.
Forget Table Lamps
Yes, table lamps are good things to have, but are they practical? You might answer with a no, and we totally second that. You’ll free up more space by giving these up and can always opt for wall lamps instead. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of hardwiring, there are numerous plug-in options available in the market with a wide selection of designs to suit your style.
It’s all about choosing the smarter, more practical choices when it comes to building a small bedroom. Prioritizing your needs and deciding on a certain theme will greatly affect how an in-house sanctuary will be one where you actually enjoy resting in after a day’s work.
We hope these tips from our Small Home Series helped you creatively organize your modest space. Check back on the Treetopia Blog for more fun and quirky ideas!