Clever space saving bedroom design

The bedroom - a place dedicated to peace and relaxation, a place where you can finally lie down to a good night’s sleep and sweet dreams. At least that’s what’s supposed to happen. Unfortunately, a small bedroom can feel more like a nightmare, appearing cramped, stuffy and claustrophobic. Luckily, there’s a whole range of ways to turn your box room into an out-of-the-box room. All you need is a little imagination, and a tad of inspiration - here’s some of the best small bedroom ideas, brought to you with pleasure by squarepeg designs.

Aim High

The clue’s in the name, in a bedroom most the room will be taken up by, well...the bed. One way to navigate your way around this issue is to simply raise it up a notch or two. Indeed, a well-designed loft bed not only looks great, it also doubles the room you have to play with; perfect for placing a desk, sofa or even another bed underneath. The choice is entirely up to you!

Mirror Mirror on the wall

Okay, this won’t actually make your room bigger, but a couple of well-placed mirrors can do wonders for increasing the feeling of light and space in any bedroom. Full-length mirrors are best left for grander rooms as they can often be too imposing for more cosy quarters. Instead plump for a simple framed wall mirror, this takes up less space and comes with the added bonus of allowing you to stand closer while admiring your beautiful face.

Don’t shelve those plans

One of the best things about a small bedroom is the ability to wrap up all toasty and binge on your favourite book (or two) during the night. There’s only one problem. Where do you actually put your novels? Forget about adding to that ever-growing stack on the bedside cabinet and consider getting hold of some simple wall shelves. These only require minimal installation and instantly create bucketfuls of free room. If you’re truly a dedicated bookworm (or just want to create the impression that you are), then high shelves might be a better option - allowing you to stack from floor to ceiling. Nowadays you can even get these fitted when you remodel a bedroom, meaning they barely take up any room.

Folding out for a hero

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it? Taking inspiration from early twentieth-century rogue William Laurence Murphy, the eponymous wall bed is a more quirky option for those that really want to double up on space. These are hidden during the day and simply fold out of the wall when it's time to hit the hay. Generally, these are better in small apartments, where the bedroom might also double as a study or living space. Alternatively, if you don’t want to go through the hassle of installation, a day-bed is a fantastic option; acting as a sofa in the day and seamlessly turning into a bed during the evening. These are often the perfect solution for housing guests in a spare room or living room, giving a whole new dimension to the phrase "sleeping on the couch".

Embracing the cosy

Think of a small space as an opportunity, to be taken to its fullest. Small is cosy, and nothing says cosy quite like layered rugs, soft lighting and even softer linens. Using a variety of textures can add depth and complexity to a room - much in the same way a painting of a mountain range looks far more expansive than a simple line drawing. Likewise, consider using a range of tones when decorating your room. These can be anything, from neutrals to blues to pastels - just make sure you have an overarching theme in mind as this will help the room look more put together.

Use the Doors!

Its something every bedroom has, yet very few people use to its full potential. The humble door is the best friend of hanging organisers, clothes hooks and even mounted mirrors, all just waiting to be used. Other criminally underused features include the corners of any room, perfect for shelves or rails. No matter how small they are you’ll be surprised at just how many uses they have, from a handy place to charge your phone to an ideal nook for a friendly bonsai - talk about bringing a dead space to life.

Get Personal

Small bedroom ideas shouldn’t be small ideas, full stop. In fact, we believe that it’s a brilliant space in which to showcase an endless range of ingenious schemes. We know that every room is different, just like the people that live in them. With this in mind, there’s no ‘correct’ way to design a bedroom. However, speaking to the experts is a great way of understanding just what kind of solutions are suitable for your particular room, so give squarepeg a shout - our bespoke services mean that we’ll design with you, and only you, in mind... Well, maybe the thought of a good night's rest too.
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