As a result of higher costs of living, global financial uncertainty and the desire to live closer to the centre of the city, it is becoming increasingly difficult to move into large houses with hefty, open rooms. So once again more people are living together, in more confined living spaces, and often this means that bedrooms are shared or very small.
If you are sleeping in a small bedroom, then follow these clever tips to maximize space in a small bedroom from the team at 60 Minute Makeover.
1. Reduce the size of your bed
Although we’d all love to sleep in a Californian King, do we actually NEED to? You may be willing to reduce the size of your bed if you knew how much space you’d free up.
2. Remove large storage furniture
Dressers and armoires can use a lot of floor space. Opt for under bed storage, which will give your room more space and allow more natural light to pour into your bedroom!
3. Use multifunctional beds
In a small room, opt for beds with dual purposes, such as a sofa bed, which can tuck away neatly, or a futon, which doubles as a sofa. Another more elaborate option (60 Minute Makeover designer Kathryn Rayward’s favourite!) is the Murphy bed, which pulls out from the a wall or built-in wardrobe, and allows full floor access when the bed is hidden. Modern Murphy beds can house a foldout desk on the other side!!
4. Maximise storage on walls
Opt for open and closed shelving to remove bookshelves and chests of drawers from the floor.
5. Buy multifunctional furniture
There are plenty of beds that have drawers below and bookshelves at the headboard, which combines 3 pieces of furniture into one!
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