Living in small spaces could feel restricting, but at the same time, it could also be liberating. This is a great opportunity to let your imagination run wild with creative ways to maximize limited square footage. In this final post in our Small Home Series, we’ve gathered some useful space saving solutions to optimize your small bedroom.
Install Floating Shelves
In tight areas, it is always important to think vertically. Design upwards, instead of outwards. Installing floating shelves is a great way to add storage and usable surface to rooms without compromising on space. They can also function as display racks to express your individuality and showcase collections of books, succulents, or quirky figurines.
Invest in items that have multi-function 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 and need to work within a budget, you can opt to DIY based on your specific needs.
If you think installing a headboard for your bed might make your space look even smaller, think again. These upright panels work to give your bedroom the illusion of a taller ceiling. They also work as great panels to hang your belongings like scarves, belts, etc. This will reduce the amount of hooks you plan to install on your walls, thus saving you space indeed.
Maximize Bed Storage
Under-the-bed storage usually gets overlooked. Utilize this space by purchasing storage drawers and use them to secure items that are seldom used. You would be getting rid of unnecessary objects in sight, while keeping them safe. There are also some beds available in the market with built-in drawers underneath the mattress for this purpose.
Skip The Table Lamps
Yes, table lamps are good things to have, but are they practical in rooms with limited space? You’ll free up more surface area by giving these up and opting for wall-mounted 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.
Determining your needs will not only increase space, but also maximize resources. Choosing smarter and more practical solutions for small living areas will provide a welcome respite from a long, yet fulfilling day.
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 functional ideas!