Your bedroom should be a haven and a space where you can relax and unwind after a long day. Too much clutter, a tight, enclosed space and poor lighting can all affect how much you enjoy spending time in your bedroom, and having a poorly designed space may even affect how easy you find it to sleep there.
While having a big space to work in help, you don’t need to have a huge bedroom to design somewhere that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In this guide, we’ll be looking at ways you can maximise the space you have to create the perfect bedroom.
Fitted wardrobes are made to measure storage spaces that can be designed to perfectly fit the space you have available. Because they’re customised around your room, they’re the perfect option for when you’re trying to get more out of the space you have. Not only are they ideal for saving space, but aesthetically, they also look much better than free-standing wardrobes. You can also use them to store clothes and other items, helping to reduce clutter and keep a tidier and better-looking room.
One of the best ways to reduce space is to simply take out anything that’s unnecessary. This can be hard if you’ve collected lots of things with sentimental value over the years. However, if you’re starting with a clean slate, you’ll want to choose a minimalist style to keep things clean and free from clutter. Aside from removing things that you don’t need, consider opting for minimalist styles when it comes to choosing furniture to keep that clean and stylish look throughout.
A Wall Mounted Bed
While this may not be for everyone, a wall-mounted bed is an excellent way to ensure you have more space in your room when you’re not sleeping in it. Sometimes known as a Murphy bed, these are designed to be folded up when not in use, clearing floor space and keeping your room clear. It’s a good option for really small spaces, but not if you like to sit on your bed throughout the day.
Make Use of Mirrors
Mirrors help to give the illusion of extra space and can make any room look bigger when used in the right way. While you don’t need the entire room covered in mirrors, you can use mirrors effectively to give the idea of more space. If you position your mirror correctly, you can even get it to reflect natural light and further improve how spacious the room looks. It’s also possible to combine mirrors with fitted wardrobes to provide full-length mirrors all along one wall.
If you’ve got lots of things in your room, it can be hard to create a spacious and relaxing space to live in. However, you can utilise hidden storage to keep things clear and give you more space. Fitted wardrobes will help store most items, but you can also make use of storage containers underneath your bed, drawers or hidden compartments. You can also use wall niches to store items on shelves without using bulky storage containers.
Use Light Colours
When decorating your room and deciding on the colour palette, you should opt for lighter, neutral colours. Light colours help to reflect light, making your room feel more spacious. This particularly helps in rooms that don’t have a lot of wall space or windows, and using mirrors will add to this effect. While the colour white is one of the most effective for creating spaciousness, it can look a bit cold. You can avoid this by adding different textures and shades in the form of furniture or decoration.