Bedrooms don’t have to be overly large to feel calming and nurturing. After all, most of the time you’ll be spending in there will be in the comfortable throes of sleep. That said, you probably wish for enough space to relax, and not feel constrained into a tiny area. This is especially true in your master bedroom.
That said, your home might not have overly large rooms with expansive ceilings to work with, so you make do with what you have. If you need to save a little space in your bedroom, don’t worry, that’s quite normal and an important thing to understand before you begin furnishing the room. Without that kind of foresight, it’s easy to fall into difficulty, playing a game of property Tetris to try and claim more room.
So – where to begin? Well, it’s good to look at the fundamental way in which your furniture is structured and oriented. You might find some value in the following advice:
Storage Space, Low Profile Beds
It’s important to note that it’s not just large furniture items that feel bulky and can take up too much of a small room, but the elevation of certain furnishings, too. So for instance, you might place a bean bag or comforting chair insert for comfortable floor reading with good posture than implementing a full armchair in the space. Platform beds can also be closer to the floor in elevation, while still giving you the comfort and dignity of a full scale bed unit. With storage space underneath, this can also help you avoid clutter on shelving units.
Navigable Floor Space
It’s not just about how much you have in a room, but also how this impedes or permits your movement throughout it. So for example, as long as you have one elongated walking space where moving from one space to the other is available, then the room will feel less busy. If you have to jump over a bed, squeeze past the door, or feel constrained by the surroundings you have in place, then reorienting the furniture might be a good day. Also, remember it’s not just about how comfortable you are walking from corner to corner, but also how quickly you can evacuate in the event of a fire.
Natural light will likely come into your room through the window or skylight, but it’s good to maximize this within a small space. Painting the walls a slightly greyer hue of white can prevent the room from looking clinical, but would certainty reflect light more easily around the space. A carefully placed mirror and the tasteful use of lamps can also make a huge difference here. Natural light can also be enhanced by window cleaning, better slat blinds or lighter curtains, and ensuring no furniture blocks its natural flow into your room, as it were. A brighter space feels and looks bigger, because shadows are often oppressive.
With this advice, we hope you can make the most of that space in your bedroom – in the healthiest possible way.