Finding space to store your belongings can be a hassle in a small room. You find that your wardrobes are not big enough or your bed is taking up too much space. When you are in a hurry you find yourself tripping over lamps and other clutter on your floor. Sometimes all you need to do is declutter your space and get rid of any unwanted belongings. Other times your storage space requires a complete makeover. In a small space with limited storage available, it is always better to do more with less. In other words, invest in fewer but smarter storage solutions that offer multiple functions. You will then find that there is always a way to maximize storage in the given space.
Choose Lighter Colours
Darker colours can be bold and appealing and give the room character. However, playing around with lighter shades of colour such as white, makes your room look bigger. Neutral and warm colours reflect light off of the walls, creating the illusion of a bigger and airy space.
Pick a Simple Layout
In a small bedroom, it is vital to keep your layout as simple as possible such as placing the head of your bed against the main wall of your room. It allows you to walk on both sides of the bed ensuring proper room flow as well as providing you with the opportunity to have storage space on both sides of your bed. Next, hanging full-length drapes as close to the ceiling as possible is a neat trick to create an illusion of space. The towering curtains make the room look bigger. Choosing drapes similar to the colours of the wall can also help in making the room appear to be spacious. It can be a nice and modern look for a small room.
Choose the Right Bed
In a bigger room, a king-sized bed is an ideal choice. However, a smaller room requires a bed more fitting to its spatial constraints. A lot of space can be freed up in your room using a queen-sized or even a single bed.
Ensure You Have an Ample Amount of Light
Bringing in a lot of light ensures that the room feels spacious and bright, not dull and claustrophobic. Using overhead lighting like a chandelier is an effective way to save on storage space whilst also providing plenty of light. Decorating your walls with mirrors placed at the right angle can help reflect light as well as give the illusion of depth making the room look bigger.
Wall- Mounting is the Way to Go
Using your wall to clear up space on the floor of your room is essential in a small space. Instead of using table and floor lamps, use wall-mounted lighting with a flexible and adjustable arm that can be used either for reading or to provide light to the rest of your room when needed. Wall-mounted shelves are a great way to save up on storage. The shelves can be used to store your clothes, books and other belongings without using additional space.
Customize Your Wardrobe
A big and bulky wardrobe takes up too much unnecessary space in a small room. The ideal choice would be a shallow wardrobe along an entire wall. It provides ample storage space and if it is customized in the right colour, it could give the room a comfortable and cosy feel to it, eliminating a confined one. If you are apprehensive about installing your furniture and carrying out other renovations during the COVID-19 pandemic, read our blog post on how you can undertake home renovation projects with ease during the COVID pandemic.
Invest in Double-Duty Furniture
Furniture with dual or multiple purposes is perfect for storage in a small space. Investing in beds that have storage space under the mattress is just the tip of the iceberg. You can also buy a chest of drawers that acts as a bedside table, a sofa bed, a retractable work desk and more to save up on storage.
If your room is at a considerable height, you can build a separate storage unit above your wardrobe and store all of the belongings that you do not require immediately. Loft space is a great way to organize and store your clutter.
Use the Back of Your Door
In a cramped and small space, it is necessary to use all of the space at your disposal. Putting up a door hanger can save up on a lot of closet space. Also, it is not very visible, especially if your door is open most of the time.
Customizing your wardrobe to have a sliding door can give your room more space for other essentials. The advantage of your door sliding and not swinging open in the front, allows you to place your furniture closer to the wardrobe without hitting them. Hiring the right person for the job is vital to your room makeover. We at Blissspace allow you to customize your wardrobes in Goa to fit all of your needs and requirements, keeping in mind the space available to you. If you’re also looking to makeover and maximize space and storage in a small kitchen, make sure you head to our blog for tips, so you don’t make common small-kitchen mistakes! For more tips, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.