Space is the one thing that most people fight for in their homes. No matter what you do, there just doesn’t seem to be enough of it to go around. You may not have the money for a huge sprawling pad in the sticks, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go without storage space to work with. If you’re building your own home, you need to think about how much storage space that you may need, and over time, you’ll likely have to add to that storage space with the right pieces of furniture. Sometimes, freeing up the right space involves maximising the area that you do have, and this can be as simple as decluttering each room one by one.
You may not find it easy to free up space in your house, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t better ways for ensuring that you get the area that you need. If there is one room in the house where space is vital, it’s the bedroom. This is the place you unwind, relax, and get dressed. It’s where you go from working woman to glam chic for a night out. You need to have enough space here to feel comfortable and relaxed – too crowded, and it’s not comfortable at all! With our tips below, you can maximise your bedroom space before it becomes too much!
- Firstly, you need to reduce the size of the bed. It’s the focal point of the bedroom, and there really isn’t any need for a giant king-sized affair. You could still have a big bed, but you could then compromise on the space with beds with built-in storage instead. This way, you can have the large bed you want, but create the right storage space for your needs. You need to do some measuring, though, as you may well be ready to reduce the bed size if you knew how much floor space you’d get out of it.
- Those giant ottomans and sideboards you need? You don’t need them. You instead need to realise that there is valuable floor space underneath them, and you can utilise that space when the large furniture pieces have been downsized. Those huge clothing chests can be swapped for under the bed storage, which means that you can free up the space, add light and room to the bedroom and still have a space for your clothes.
- If your bedroom is a small one, swapping the bed for a futon can make all the difference to the space in which you are working. You’ll get a bed and a sofa in one, which is the perfect option if your bedroom is a studio or if you are sharing an apartment. It’s also a fantastic option for smaller dorm rooms for school. A futon can help you to free your space and still give you a comfortable choice.
- Your closet space needs to be as organized as possible if you hope to be able to enjoy the space that you have. The more you efficiently organise the vertical space in the cupboards, the less you have to think about the lack of storage space that you have. It also means that you’re not storing all of your things in the main bedroom area. The more you maximise the closet space and get smart about how things are changing, the better off you’ll be!
- Sofa beds, like futons, offer you the space to help a small bedroom become a comfortable den. You can use these for spare bedrooms where you have guests staying over, and these are more formal in appearance than the futons we talked about earlier. You can get sofa beds in leather, and they come with a much more plush mattress than the regular futons that you can buy.
- Think about your wall space. You can use open shelving to take away the closed-off bookshelves and create a bold look. You can make the room look much more significant, which is a comfortable illusion when you are looking to brighten up the bedroom. Bonus points are always earned for those who have mirrors on the walls to make the space look bigger and brighter. If you maximise the storage on the walls, you can free up the space on the floor!
- If your bedroom is seriously small, you need to think about whether you need a bed at all. Well, really it’s whether you need a bed in the middle of the room. A Murphy bed will pull out from the wall and offer you as much floor space as you can get in a bedroom. You can hide these in the wall entirely, and they really do make a bedroom look high tech!
- Those large TV units and TVs? They can belong in the lounge spaces rather than in the bedroom. You can mount a TV in the bedroom on the wall, but large TV systems will take up valuable space in the bedroom. Your flat screen does the job, and you can install it easily while getting rid of the huge entertainment spaces.
- Your bedroom space is so valuable, and if you fill it with multifunctional furniture, you’re going to be using your space smartly. Beds that have storage and drawers below them, or a bookshelf that lines the bottom of the closet will be able to offer you the space you need for your bedroom. You can do it all without having to block off the floor space, and you’ll be able to do more with it!
- Do you have a spare room in your home? Why not use that as the closet space or storage space for all the clutter? Any seasonal clothing, such as coats, can go into the spare bedroom and stop cluttering up all your closet space!
Bedroom space needs to be maximised if you want to ensure that you have all the room that you need to spread out. Swap out the furniture to create floor space, and you have everything you need for an open bedroom.