The rise of apartment living and population density in bigger cities means many of us are settling for smaller spaces in our homes. So, how can we maximise small bedrooms without compromising on comfort and style?
Think beyond a single
When styling a small space – particularly a small bedroom – it's easy to immediately be drawn to the smallest options when it comes to furniture. But, consider optimising the small space, rather than minimising functionality. Rather than a single bed, consider a roomier king single mattress size. You'll enjoy an extra 14cm of width and 203cm of length – which is actually the same length as a super king bed!
Whether your small room is for your child, teen or visiting guests, a comfy, spacious bed may be worth the extra space in terms of comfort return.
Go for smart storage
When it comes to storage in a small bedroom, your obvious storage space is probably limited. You need to get smart with your options. Opt for a bed with either under-bed storage, or build in storage, to maximise hidden spaces and save on floor space. The Ecosa Bed Base has plenty of space for under-bed storage, particularly if you opt for slim storage boxes.
In small bedrooms, nightstands or bedside tables can take up unnecessary floor space, so to save some precious square footage, skip it. Instead, opt for shelving above the headboard, or find nifty bed frames with hidden storage ideas. The Ecosa Bed Base has a hidden storage shelf behind the headboard. This means you can store your tech, jewellery, drinks and medicines without the need for a space-hogging bedside table.
Utilise your wall space, too, and use shelves and hanging racks where possible. If you're working with built-in wardrobes, organisational tools like hanging storage will help maximise the small space.
Fold down is your friend
When it comes to surfaces in a small bedroom, fold-down options are real space savers. Instead of a desk or vanity that takes up floor space, a fold down option that mounts to the wall can provide all the functionality without compromising on roominess. With a fold down desk and chair, you can create a cosy little nook that doesn't take up space. You can also get fold-down ironing boards, for if you plan to do chores in your spare bedroom.
When maximising the potential of your small bedroom, think multi-purpose when it comes to styling and storage. Will you have guests to stay? Might you like to make it into a home office? Will you have it as a chores room? Will it one day become a child's room? Thinking of these eventualities can help you choose furniture with purpose, and create a well-appointed small space that keeps on giving.
A tiny bedroom doesn't lend itself to too much clutter, so bear this in mind when you're styling your small space. Avoid too many knick knacks and unnecessary accessories. Choose pieces wisely, and opt for a neutral colour palette to make the room feel lighter and bigger.
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