Creating a Space in a Bijou Bedroom

We don’t always get the bedrooms we want. Sometimes, you have to put your dreams of a massive king-sized bedroom on the backburner and make do with what you have. A lot of people feel concerned by the prospect of dealing with a small bedroom, but it really doesn’t have to be such a hardship.

Making a small bedroom look bigger by creating the illusion of space is a skill that everyone should learn, particularly if you move home frequently for one reason or another. It may help to leaf through some design magazines, or visit websites like Betta Living to get some inspiration.

Think about function

Most people who get stuck with the smallest room in the flat or house tend to just use it to sleep and get changed, opting to spend their work or relaxation time in the living room instead. If your room is exceedingly small, you may well be restricted as to what you can do in it, but with a bit of creativity, you’ll be able to do a little bit more.

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By rearranging the furniture in your room to maximize floor space (you can put your wardrobe and bed up against the corners of the room), you can make the spare corner of the room your ‘reading nook’ – or whatever else you fancy.

A simple light fixture and a beanbag will give your room a little extra scope. If space permits, maybe you could even fit a small desk in there.

Purpose-built furniture

Instead of cramming in traditional wardrobes, try and buy or fit a wardrobe with sliding doors, which will save you space when taking clothes out.

Likewise, try and get a bed that has plenty of storage space underneath for stuff you don’t need regular access to, but still want to keep.

Use the walls

If space is an issue, you could restrict your wall decorations to one large piece of art, allowing you to use the rest of the wall space for open shelving. By installing some shelves on the walls, you can get rid of that unnecessary floor-standing bookcase and move your films, video games and books on to the higher shelves.

Now that the bookcase is out of the way, you have a little more space on the floor. A good way of preserving space is to buy two small chests of drawers to stack on top of each other.

So as you can see form the above tips, with a bit of imagination and ingenuity, you can make your bedroom less of a claustrophobic squeeze and more of a cozy den.

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One Response to “Creating a Space in a Bijou Bedroom”

  1. Luke says:

    Helpful tips, it is really hard to create space if you have small room to decorate.

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