A lot of modern three-bed houses tend to follow the pattern of a master bedroom, another room that’s a similar size to the master bedroom and then a dinky room for the third bedroom. If you do plan on using the smaller room as a bedroom there are ways you can save space and turn a small room into a stylish, efficient and modern-looking bedroom.
The key to maximising space in a small bedroom is to make clever use of storage space so you avoid clutter – a disorderly room can create an unrelaxing atmosphere, and you want your room to be as peaceful and serene as possible. How you distribute your space is what matters most in a small bedroom so make sure you take the time to plan all of your space-saving ideas properly. A good way to find out the best ways to maximise space is to use interior design software such as bedroom design software to plan out all aspects of your room and decipher which pieces of furniture look best where and how they save the most space. Computer aided design (CAD) software will create your room to its exact dimensions and will allow you to play around with and rearrange furniture until you are happy with the amount of space you have. The best thing about this software is that it’s easy and quick to use and instead of hauling furniture about a room until it looks right, you can do all of it with a simple click of the house, and view your plan in all sorts of different angles until you get it just right.
So how can you maximise space in your bedroom?
Put your thinking cap on and think of ways you can create clever storage spaces to help keep clutter at bay. For example, make sure you find a bed with ample storage space for the amount of possessions you have. Bed storage doesn’t have to be for all of the things you rarely use, if you find a bed with some drawers attached to the bottom, you could use these drawers for useful storage space. Another example of choosing your furniture wisely would be to attach bookcase shelves to your wall instead of using a floor-standing bookcase – shelves up in the air will save lots of space and leave the floor space open instead of shutting it out with a full, free-standing bookcase.
Light and mirror trickery
Light creates the visual illusion of extra space so if you have a large window in your small bedroom make sure you are emphasising it, and not covering it up in any way. Use Venetian, Roman or roller blinds as they help let the light in and ensure you don’t use dark curtains that block out all of the light.
Choose relaxing and light colours to compliment to the natural light that gleams through your window – people like to choose white but this can look quite stand-offish in a smaller room, opt for for paler neutral colours like beige or cream and brighten the room up with bold accessories if you like colour.
Another tip to create the illusion of space in your room is to use mirrored doors, on your wardrobe for example, mirrored doors can completely open up a room and can make it look twice the size.