Ideally we would all have enough space in our bedrooms to store our clothes and treasured belongings and still be able to move freely, but the reality is that large bedrooms are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. New builds tend to prioritise having more bedrooms over less and larger spaces. And if you’re living in London, you’ll be aware that space is a premium right now. There are a number of design guides online now advising people on having bedrooms with no floor space at all! Whilst this seems extreme to me, especially when there are a number of ways to make the most of space in a small bedroom.
Whether you’re a book worm with a small library or a beauty junkie with tons of products an ideal storage solution would be shelving. You’ll need to be clever with placing the shelving in your room as each space is different: are there already alcoves? Would higher up shelves help with the illusion of space? Or are you too short to reach high shelves? If shelves aren’t your thing, there are lots of alternatives – Pinterest can be a good source of ingenious storage solutions.
There’s nothing worse than falling in love with a certain type of bed only to realise that it is impossible to fit anything else in the room (assuming that you’re able to get the bed in at all!) Choosing a small double mattress, for instance, instead of a standard double mattress will give the illusion of a larger bed whilst freeing up essential space for your other belongings. BedStar have a great selection of small double mattresses that will be an excellent fit in any home.
When it comes to the ideal colour palette for a smaller bedroom, keep in mind that the experts always conclude that lighter colours are best. Where darker colours tend to make a space feel smaller, choosing colours like white, magnolia, or pastel shades will open up the room making it feel larger than it is. Stick with similar colours for other items of furniture to create a cohesive look.
Very rarely do people hit on the perfect storage / living space solutions immediately. The key is to keep changing things around until you find something to suit your taste and lifestyle. Keep looking around on sites like Pinterest for clever storage solutions and keep an eye on interior design websites as they often have showcases of smaller rooms, like this one. The most important thing is that your room suits you, so don’t be afraid to experiment.