Did you know that 25% of US households have so much clutter in their home, they can’t park a car in their garage? It is one thing putting all your trash in a hidden room, but totally different when you need to use a room every day. So how cluttered is your bedroom?
Once clothing, shoes, and books begin to amass the bedroom can begin to look very small. Read on as we discuss how to get more space from your bedroom.
Get a Multipurpose Headboard
When you think of bedroom space, a headboard is not always the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, it can often be hard to know what this purely decorative piece is actually for. By making it functional, you can have a room that looks great as well as tidy.
One idea is to incorporate small shelving systems into the headboard. It does require a board with some height, and you must make sure the items are sturdy and won’t fall off.
Use a Corner Bed
In a master bedroom, the bed itself has to be center stage and take pride of place in the middle of the room. But that does not have to be the case for every room. Guest bedrooms and children’s rooms can benefit from using a snug, corner bed.
This is particularly good if you have narrow rooms. By adding a headboard that wraps around the corner the bed is in, you get a stylish look and retain your maximum floor space.
Experts on design and decluttering would be enraged at the thought of putting items under the bed. The truth is that a lot of space can exist under there, and it is easy to keep the items out of sight. So why wouldn’t you use it?
There are a number of beds that provide storage underneath. Some may have pull-out drawers, while others may be raised.
The trick is to put the items away neatly. Don’t just kick them under so they are messy and spilling out. Instead, find storage containers and boxes to place them in.
Consider a Murphy Bed
Most people imagine a Murphy bed to be confined to dingy, small studio apartments. That may once have been the case, but no longer. Murphy beds are making a comeback due to stylish loft living.
Available in a range of material finishes and colors, they can actually add to the appearance of a room. A closed-up bed makes a great feature and maximizes space on the floor. In fact, with the bed concealed away, most people may not even realize it is a bedroom!
Maximize Closet Space
Have you used every inch of the closet space available? Most people assume that when they pack their closet, the space is fully used. However, you can often get even more out of it.
Make sure you organize the closet extremely well, storing items in boxes and putting clothing on hangers. When complete, look to see where the available space is. Do you have room at the top where you can put less used items, or gaps at the bottom you could fill?
Buy a Storage Bench
We don’t advocate picking things up and hurriedly stashing them away. However, we also know that everyone does it once in a while. If you are a regular offender, then a storage bench is what you need.
A storage bench is a great place to sit, either situating it at the end of the bed or near a window. The top lifts off, allowing you to store items underneath. They are often spacious, and the variety means you will find one to enhance the decor of the room.
It’s a simple one that many people forget or deliberately avoid. However, if you want bedroom space, you should try taking things out instead of putting them in.
Start by deciding what needs to be in the room. You may have gym equipment or furniture that could be moved out or repurposed elsewhere. If it is not in regular use, it needs to go.
After this begins the process of getting rid of junk. Be ruthless in your clean-out, getting rid of old clothes and personal items. You can send them to a thrift store or sell them on a local marketplace.
Create Illusions With Mirrors
If these tips freed up some space, now is the time to give the illusion of more. Buy a large mirror and some smaller ones, and position them strategically in the room. The aim is to refract the natural light into darker corners and give the appearance of more space.
Don’t use this tip until you have done a thorough declutter and maximized storage. All it will do is double the messy appearance.
Install a Mezzanine
Mezzanine levels only work on apartments or homes with high ceilings. However, if you are lucky enough, they can be a great way to add more vertical space to the property.
Decide what you want to do up there. Will it be for storage or will it be used for sleeping? Once you have worked this out you can begin to decide on the layout and consult a professional to install it.
How to Get More Space
Now you know how to get more space, don’t just stop at the bedroom. Many of these tips can be used throughout the home. Start here then work down, to thoroughly spring clean your home.
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