Friday, 17 August 2012

Saving Space in Your Bedroom


The bedroom is where you start and end your day, generate thoughts and ideas, spend intimate moments, and serves as a place of refuge day in and day out after working long hours. As such, it should be a private, comforting place where you can feel absolutely at ease.

If your bedroom is starting to get cluttered and feel a bit cramped despite daily or regular clean ups, it may be high time for you to look into simple yet effective ways you can de-clutter and free up space in the room. Here are some tips to maximize your bedroom space without breaking the bank.


Rearrange Furniture in Groupings


Your bedroom isn't just the place where you sleep - for most of us, it's also where we work, read, develop our hobbies, and engage in other leisurely activities. By rearranging your furniture according to function, you can have space-efficient nooks for every activity and keep all the things you need in that section. This reduces clutter, frees up floor space, and can make your bedroom look bigger.








Use Storage and Closets with Sliding Doors


A lot of bedrooms come with built-in closets with doors that open outward, which forces you to make sure no other fixtures or furniture pieces occupy the space close to it and block the doors. You may think that little space is insignificant, but it still adds up to limit your usage of room space. If you have built-in closets like these, have them fitted with sliding doors instead. You can take this on as a DIY project or hire someone to do it - either way, it'll still be cheaper and more space-efficient than buying a new closet.




Invest in a Platform Bed

The bed is the central piece of the room, and also takes up the most floor space. Having a raised/platform bed lets you make use of all that space underneath the bed frame that is often left unused. You can buy wood drawers or plastic containers that'll fit right under the bed, and with small wheels underneath so you can easily pull them out and access. This would be a good place to store the items that you can no longer fit into your closet.


Install Wall-Mounted Shelves


Wall-mounted shelves not only free up floor space, they also look more stylish than your typical floor shelves. Here you can put your books, trinkets, and even the small potted plants you keep in your room. This reduces clutter and makes your things more accessible because they're on an open and elevated surface.









Use Hanging Storage and Hooks



That whole space behind your door is a good place to hang shoes, bags, coats, and other items you put on and use before walking out your bedroom. The idea here is to think vertical - make use of the walls and flat surfaces to store items vertically instead of using wide furniture pieces to hold your stuff. Hang light items and accessories like scarves, belts, and even necklaces, instead of keeping them in a drawer and using up even more storage space that could've been used more efficiently. 









Author's Bio : Michelle Lim loves all bedroom products, particularly hastens bedding. Whenever she has free time, she spends it with her two beautiful children.

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