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How To Make The Most Of Your Small Bedroom Space

July 7, 2020

Not everybody is blessed with big spacious bedrooms. But a properly-designed bedroom can make a huge difference in making you feel more comfortable and relaxed regardless of the size of the space.

Setia Ecohill, Semenyih by SQFT Space Design Management

Here, we have rounded up the best space-saving bedroom ideas that will make your small bedroom cosy enough to be your oasis at the end of a long day.

1. Keep it minimal

One of the biggest challenges that homeowners faced when dealing with a small bedroom is finding a place to store away all their belongings. If you can only fit a limited amount of furniture in your bedroom, make sure it’s one that offers a few functional benefits. So consider installing custom headboards that come with built-in shelving, or purchase a bed frame that comes with underneath drawers and even a bench with a hidden storage compartment so you don't waste a lot of floor space.

The Capers by Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

Take inspiration from this apartment where the custom bed frame feature a built-in shelves and nightstand, which allows for extra storage space as well as a place to display decor and art, besides saving tons of floor space. This bed also has drawers underneath for more storage when the homeowner is lacking closet space.

2. Install wall-mounted bedside lamps

To save space in your bedroom say no to table lamps and floor lamps as those light fixtures are only going to take up the tiny bit of floor space you have. Instead, try installing bedside lamps that are mounted on the wall as it frees up space on top of the nightstand where you can stash your books, phone, a glass of water, among other things.

One Residence, Sekinchan by Interior Hunters Sdn Bhd

This minimalist bedroom designed by Interior Hunters illustrates a few small space design secrets; first, the hanging pendant light saves surface space since they're wall-mounted, and second, the wooden stool by the bedside table can be turned as a chair when needed, creating a less cluttered-looking bedroom.

3. Centre your furniture

The trick to creating a roomier bedroom is not to push all the furniture up against the walls but on the contrary, if you leave space behind the furniture, it makes the room look wider than it actually is!

Ayden Town House, Sepang by PINS Studio

Interior Firm: PINS Studio

In this bedroom designed by PINS Studio, the four post bed is strategically located in the middle of the room to create a focal point in the bedroom. It also makes it easier for the homeowner to make their bed every morning!

Ayden Town House, Sepang by PINS Studio

Interior Firm: PINS Studio

4. Take advantage of your empty walls

Your bedroom walls are often a neglected area in your room, but it actually provides an opportunity for you to maximise your space without taking up floor space. You can dress up your walls by hanging jewellery, hats, and scarves on hooks so you don’t have to store them in boxes or bins.

Cloud Tree, Sri Kembangan by Interior+ Design Sdn. Bhd.

Alternatively, you can also install floating shelves to display pictures, arts or other decorative items as seen in this kid’s bedroom for a chic (yet highly functional) look.

Cloud Tree, Sri Kembangan by Interior+ Design Sdn. Bhd.

5. Replace curtains with blinds

Curtains tend to take up more space than you realize – or at least they give the illusion of taking up space. Plus, curtains can block natural sunlight from entering the bedroom which in turn, creates a gloomy and visually cramped space.

Summerskye Residence, Bayan Lepas by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

If you’re living in a small bedroom, skip the curtains and consider covering your windows with a blind as seen in this Scandinavian bedroom. It’s a brilliant way to bring in extra sunlight in the morning and to make the room appear larger.

6. Ditch the boxy wardrobe for an open system storage

A wardrobe is a must-have in a bedroom but it can take up considerable amount of floor space especially if you live in a teeny tiny bedroom.

Setia Ecohill, Semenyih by SQFT Space Design Management

So why not go without and opt for a stylish open storage system as seen in this bedroom designed by SQFT Space Management. It offers plenty of storage to hang clothes and to store essentials, besides creating a visually lighter space.

7. Hang a tall mirror

A tall or large mirror is one of the easiest ways to make any room appear bigger and brighter. The bigger the mirror, the better.

Sunway Wellesley, Bukit Mertajam by Vault Design Lab Sdn Bhd

Take design cues from this bedroom designed by Vault Design Lab where a tall mirror tricks the eyes into thinking that the narrow bedroom look much longer than it actually is.

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