How to Save Space in a Small Bedroom

How to Save Space in a Small Bedroom

If space is of a premium in your home, that doesn’t mean that you should have to compromise on style for functionality. Many of us fall into the trap of cramming as much bedroom furniture into a room as possible to show how much space is available. But this might be doing the opposite of what you hope and instead makes your home feel cramped.

So, if you’re looking for a way to make the most out of the space in your bedroom, then you have come to the right place. Here we have put together all of the hints and tips you need to save space in a small bedroom.

6 Space Saving Tips for the Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, so make sure you’ve created a space that is comfortable, stylish and practical. To help you, we have put together our top 6 space-saving tips for the bedroom that will allow you to utilise every inch of space while also creating an open and airy atmosphere.

1. Choose a Storage Bed

If you’re looking for a way to add more storage to your bedroom without cluttering the space, then you should explore beds with storage. This bed frame style is becoming increasingly popular as it combines practicality with contemporary style to create a bed as stylish as it is practical. From ottoman beds to frames with built-in drawers, there are many options available for storage beds, and if you’re not sure what is the best option for you, don’t hesitate to explore our guide to storage beds online now.

Keep out of season clothes, spare bedding, secret gifts and much more tidied away in your storage bed for a solution to longer-term storage.

2. Utilise Floating Shelves

An excellent way to save space in your bedroom while keeping up to date with on-trend style is to use floating shelves. This modern design choice can be implemented anywhere in the bedroom, above the bed or angled into corners. Plus, you can add as many or as few as you like to create a shelving space to fit your needs with floating shelves.

Why not get creative with floating shelves and place them asymmetrically across the wall? This means you can fit more shelves into a cramped space while passing it off as a stylish design choice. Another excellent use for floating shelves is to place one level with the bed in replacement of a bulky bedside table, allowing you a convenient bedside surface that saves on floor space.

3. Put Junk in a Trunk

When you think of a trunk, you might be thinking of a dusty, old suitcase found in the attic. But here at GLS, we have a selection of stylish, contemporary trunks and more storage solutions that make the perfect addition to your bedroom while also ensuring more storage space. Plus, storage trunks can also double up for other furniture uses, such as a nightstand or additional seating with a few pillows sat atop it.

Keep spare blankets and coats in your trunks or for children’s bedrooms, or why not use them to store books, media and board games? Storage trunks are best for utilising space in the bedroom rather than saving it, so place a trunk at the foot of the bed or tucked up against the wall, but it may not be the best option if you’re looking to save on the floor space in your room.

4. Take Advantage of a High Rise Bed

If a storage bed is not the right option for your bedroom, why not consider a high rise bed? Made initially popular for use in children’s bedrooms, a high rise sleeper is a perfect option for any box room. Plus, available in a range of contemporary styles, you don’t have to worry about high rise beds appearing childish.

A high rise bed elevates the mattress leaving plenty of floor space beneath available for other purposes. Whether you want to create a cosy nook with a desk or futon or use the extra floor space for a wardrobe or chest of drawers tucked out of the way, high rise beds leave room for plenty of ways to utilise the extra floor space available.

5. Make the Most of Bedside Table Space

For many of us, a bedroom doesn’t quite feel complete without a bedside table or nightstand. We need a space to rest clocks, lamps, books, glasses and drinks; the list is almost endless for why we use bedside tables, so if you’re lucky enough to have the floor space for a nightstand, then use this to its full advantage. Our favourite ways to utilise bedside table space is to either use a nightstand with drawers or other storage or even to swap a single bedside table for a stylish nest of tables instead.

Of course, choosing a bedside table with drawer space is an obvious solution as you can utilise the extra storage space to hold smaller items. But trading nightstands for nests of tables is often a solution that gets overlooked for the bedroom. Nest of drawers allow the tables to be tidied or hidden away when not in use and pulled out to be spread across the room when you have guests over etc. We particularly like this option for students trapped in box rooms!

6. Creating an Illusion of More Space

Finally, let’s discuss how we can create the illusion of more space in smaller bedrooms. One of the oldest tricks in the book is to choose furniture that has exposed legs and that rise above the floor. This creates the impression of more space in the room as it makes walls appear taller as your eye is forced to follow lines upwards. In contrast, solid and bulky furniture with closed-off bases brings the room as a whole down in a slump. This is also why we suggest utilising floor standing lamps and tall shelves and side units instead of wider designs.

Another classic tip to create a wider space illusion is to take advantage of mirrors to reflect light around the room and make the space feel larger. This trick works best if you can position wall mirrors opposite windows so that the outside scenery can be reflected in!

Next Steps for Saving Space in a Small Bedroom

We hope that our tips for saving space in a small bedroom have given you all the advice you need to make the most out of even the smallest of box rooms in your home. Now it’s time to get started putting the tips you have learnt into action. Explore our entire collection of stylish bedroom furniture online now, and find more inspiration for creating a spacious and comfortable bedroom. If you’re looking for ways to save space in other areas of the home, then don’t worry; we can help with that too. Find out more in our guides to furnishing small living rooms and how to make the most out of your dining area.

Article by Alex Tolofson