When you have a small living space and need more places for storage, sometimes you need to think about how best to optimize the space you have to make use of what you do have. Decluttering to keep fewer things in your apartment is one thing, but there comes a point where you are left with necessities.
If you have a small bedroom, and you’ve taken steps to declutter as much as you can, then it is time to think about how to maximize the space you do have. Make sure that you have all that you need so it all fits in much more comfortably. With that in mind, here are some smart ways to optimize your bedroom space.
Use vertical space by getting a loft bed frame which you can use to put a desk underneath. You could also look to install a Murphy bed that comes out of the wall but can have a desk on the wall side as well. When there are fewer things taking up space on the floor, it helps make the room appear much bigger and less cramped, which is important for a small apartment bedroom.
For any odd corners or spaces that you could squeeze a bed, get a custom-made mattress to fit the room. Not every living space is large enough for the living space demanded of it, especially for small apartments or apartments that have been converted and that have some unique space to fill. Through Tochta you can custom-make a mattress to fit to the precise dimensions you’re looking for.
Although your bedroom is the room for sleeping, you don’t want the bed to take over and leave little room for anything else. So in order to customize your bedroom space, rethinking your bed and mattress, and where they are placed, is a must.
Creative Closet Space
Use every inch of closet storage space by placing dressers or shelves inside where you can. When you can close the door on your closet, it makes your room much less busy and cluttered, and it can also mean that there are fewer things taking up the precious floor space. Other creative ways to use your closet space includes doubling up on your hangers, using one hanger for a jacket and pants, for example.
You could also tidy up the floor of the closet by getting a compartment hanger for the door where you can hang your shoes, rather than then line them along the closet floor. Boxes can be used on the closet floor, and larger items like coats could be stored on the back of a door in the apartment.
Maximize your wall space by opting for shelving to get things off the floor and tucked away neatly into storage. Using wall space opens up the floor space and the room to give the illusion of more space than there really is. For maximum impact, you could go floor-to-ceiling with shelving, having everyday items lower down, and things that are accessed less often higher up.
Bear in mind that the more shallow the shelves, the better it will be for flowing traffic in your apartment. Adding in some baskets or boxes can add an aesthetic to your room while serving a functional purpose, and give you neat wall storage.
Use multifunctional furniture such as ottomans that double as seating and storage space, or sofas that transform into a bed like a hide-a-bed. Especially for a one-room flat, the flexibility of transforming your living room into a bedroom is very convenient.
There are many ways of optimizing your bedroom space and making room throughout the apartment or house to give the illusion of space. Even using the storage space under your bed and adding a bed skirt if you prefer to hide boxes of storage is a great way to maximize. When done right, whatever your method, there are plenty of ways to give the illusion of more space than you really have.