Small Bedroom Space

How to Maximize Space in a Small Bedroom

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There are several easy ways to maximize space in a small bedroom. Outlined below are a few suggestions to help you tackle that tiny room. There’s more space than you think.

Strategically Using Beds

Most of us know the general rule in decorating a small bedroom is to go vertical. In other words, using loft beds or bunk beds that combine sleeping with either storage, desk space, or both. With one giant piece of furniture doubling or tripling its function, you’ve virtually solved your small bedroom issues.

Don’t feel you can’t take cupboards to a ceiling in a small room – you absolutely can. Even if it’s not a high ceiling, you can still work floor to ceiling with cabinets.

However, not everyone wants a loft bed or bunk bed in their small room.

If that’s the case, you can choose a bed with built-in storage drawers, or you can manually add a bed skirt organizer.

If the room is strictly a guest room or a young person’s room, you can resort to the ‘ole standard, a trundle day bed. That’s right, don’t just use a standard daybed; use a daybed that has another bed built-in. When the kids have company, there’s a place to accommodate that sleepover.

With a trundle day bed, you always have a spot for guests and friend sleepovers.

Use Wall Space Efficiently

If the room is narrow, and you’ve only space for a bed on the wall and end tables on the side of the bed, use the entire wall behind the bed as storage. Then, on each side of the bed, place substantial end tables with several drawers. Next, put additional storage going vertical above each end-table. Even go to the ceiling if you want. It’s a practical way to solve the space problem in a tiny room.

Does the Room Have a Closet?

A closet is known for its wasted space. Installing or having a custom-made closet storage system may not be in the cards. However, if you can install a ready-made closet organizer, it will make a huge difference in managing storage space.

Here’s a DIY Tip: If you have any unused dressers in the house, put them in the closet in your small room. That’ll give you your DIY closet organizer. Place the dresser to one side and leave the other side clear for longer clothing items.

Use the space above the dresser for shorter items. Depending upon the dresser’s height, you could still use the hanging rod above the dresser. Or fold pieces, like jeans, on top of the dresser. You could also use the top of the dresser for toiletries and supplies. The options are almost endless.

If you’re a neat and tidy sort, remove the closet doors and use the closet’s back wall for a small flat screen tv. It truly depends on the things you own and what your needs are.

Storage on the Back of the Bedroom Door

There are numerous items you can purchase that provide organizational options for the back of a door. You’ve probably seen the ones commonly used to store shoes. There are numerous other choices, as well. You can even find back-of-the-door storage for small clothing items.

In summary, the most important thing is to start with a plan. Look around your home and see which items can be re-used in your small room, and then go from there.

It’s ok to take your time. It’s best not to rush a decorating project. When it’s finally finished, you’ll love it.

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