Simple Tips on Maximising Space in a Small Bedroom

Small bedroom spaces can be challenging to furnish. Avoid cramped quarters with these simple space-saving tips.

Small bedroom spaces can be challenging to furnish. Avoid cramped quarters with these simple space-saving tips:

1. Declutter your bedroom space

Research has shown that clutter is not only a safety hazard but is also bad for your health and mental wellbeing. Clutter collects dust, dust mites, mould and bacteria which can exacerbate allergies and asthma. American psychologists have found that there is a clear correlation between a messy bedroom and depression. Cluttered spaces can overstimulate the senses, create a sense of overwhelm and make it more difficult to fall asleep. Keeping your bedroom clean and uncluttered can improve allergies, minimise asthma causing conditions and alleviate your mood.


 

2. Invest in a bed that doubles as storage and shelving

Small bedrooms require clever storage. Minimise bulky furniture and maximise space with a bed that doubles as storage and shelving. Storage and gas lift beds are a good option for small bedrooms. You can store your personal items in built-in drawers and in hidden storage components. Beds with built-in shelves can also double as décor features. Some beds also offer built-in lighting which eliminates the need for bedside tables.

(Image above: Grampian bedroom suite)

(Image above: Grandeur bedroom suite)

(Image above: Addison bedroom suite)


3. Rethink what belongs in your bedroom

Your bedroom is a sleep sanctuary, a special space where you can relax and de-stress. Rethink what you need in your bedroom by asking yourself these questions:
  1. Will this item take up too much space in my bedroom?
  2. Will this item add to my bedroom's sense of calm and serenity?
  3. Is this item overstimulating and preventing me from sleeping soundly?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, consider removing the item from your bedroom space.