We don’t all have the option to sleep in a large bedroom with separate dressing room and en-suite. Most of us have a bedroom on the smaller size but there isn’t a few step storage you can take to make the most of it. You can still have a beautiful design but it will just require a little more thought.
1- Bed placement
well as it is a bedroom the bed should always be the main part the place you focus on and the start of the design. Ideally, you would want bedside units to complement it but space may not allow. The bed should be on the wall that faces you on entering placed in the Center leave a gap either side for accesses. If this wall is not large enough or not an option for some reason then go for the longest wall.
2- Drawers and wardrobe
the next furniture to tackle would be the next largest in the room. These items are probably the most used and they are the wardrobe and chest of drawers. Large furniture units can make a small room smaller but there is a hack to use, place the two items next to each other this will create the illusion of more floor space thus making the room seem bigger than it really is.
The rug in a bedroom is usually an oversight in terms of space saving usually just chosen on colour choice alone. But the rug can make a big difference in terms of spatial illusion. The rules of bedroom rugs are the same as rugs in general in rooms, place the rug with the main pieces just sitting on the edge. However, as the bed isn’t the maintenance piece you will need to tweak the rules a little. Place the rug under the bed so it will be underneath your feet when you get out of bed. The size of the rug is important as well it needs to be around 45-60 cm larger than the bed either side. This size will make sure that the rug doesn’t overwhelm the room. Also, allow a comfortable overhang at the bottom usually about a 3rd font the overall rug size.
Storage is probably the most important thing when space is a premium. You will have to be creative and clever with your storage solutions as in a big bedroom you could just buy a new chest of drawers to fill but that would kill all available space in a small bedroom. Under bed, storage is a good idea as this is just dead space. Perfect for storing clothes that are out of season. also, an ottoman bed is a great solution to space-saving storage.
5- Make a plan
When it comes to a small bedroom arrangement of furniture can be a nightmare working out what will fit where. Just make a simple sketch on a piece of paper to help plan your room layout include sizes on there and it will help you see what you are creating.
6- What mattress?
When it comes to mattresses, the size is not as important as the comfort. Make sure that you buy mattresses that fit perfectly on to your bed with a couple of inches to spare on either side. That way, you don’t have to worry when the mattress starts to spread as you use it.