July 9, 2013

Small Spaces—Design Tips for Small Bedrooms

Small Spaces—Design Tips for Small Bedrooms

Maybe you are a family of five in a three bedroom house, or you’re bringing home your first newborn baby...or maybe you’re messy and need some helpful pointers! 


Space cramping your style? Living in tight quarters like a dorm, apartment, or studio? Outgrown your living space? Living in a cramped space is not an easy thing to do at all. It can be draining on a person mentally and physically. Maybe you are a family of five in a three bedroom house, or you’re bringing home your first newborn baby...or maybe you’re messy and need some helpful pointers! So how can you fix this problem? Redefine your living space. You can downsize without having to get rid of all of your things and without being costly.

Instead of moving to a new place, find the right strategies!

The first step is to eliminate the things you don’t need. This is always a tricky part. But it can be done! A helpful tip here is to get rid of it if it hasn’t been used in the last six months. It’s funny how sentimental we can get over our possessions when faced with the keep or toss question. Avoid being overly attached to your stuff!

Open up the space with design tricks. Using well known tricks like installing mirrors, painting the walls with light colours, de-cluttering and minimal designs all lend their hand to opening up a small space. If you have windows, take advantage of them! Open them up and let the light in. If privacy is a concern, purchase a blind that allows the light in but blocks the view to passer-by’s.

Maximize storage capabilities. Take a creative look at the possibilities for potentially unused storage places. Consider switching your bedroom furniture and buying dressers that allow for maximum storage, as well as loft beds or bunk beds. A great way to cash in on un-used storage is the B-cubed system. It gives you incredible storage capacities that look beautiful!

Use vertical space. Often overlooked, making the most out of every square inch of space is a must when you are living in extra-small spaces. Taking advantage of all of your floor space and storage is obvious, but what about looking up and using the space above your head? Loft beds are the number one way to do this, as well as bunk beds that double your sleeping capacity while creating a second level. You don’t have to use the top or bottom bunk for sleeping, you can use it as storage space or a cozy spot to read or do your craft projects!

Rethink your closet space. Maybe you don’t really need that closet...consider taking out your closet to create more open and usable space. If you have good bedroom furniture that offers you adequate storage, you may not really need the closet as much as you’d need the extra breathing room!



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