A bedroom is a peaceful place designed to facilitate sleep and store your belongings. However, many bedrooms in the UK are small to the point they’re almost inhabitable, which is a product of limited building space and laws/regulations. If you understand the struggle of having a small bedroom, you’ve come to the right place. Throughout this article, you will find a short guide for fitting furniture into a small bedroom.
Made to Measure Beds
Small bedrooms come in different shapes and sizes, and it is not always easy to fit in traditional furniture. Fortunately, you can easily have custom pieces designed online, like the bespoke beds and made to measure mattresses available at Odd Size Beds. By bringing in a custom bed, you won’t have to contend with awkward overhangs or gaps in the layout.
Symmetry is fantastic for all bedrooms because it evokes calming feelings, but in small bedrooms, it helps to strengthen the overall feel. The best way to use symmetry in a bedroom is by picking a feature, whether it be below the window or under a wall mirror, and starting from there. If your bedroom is an odd shape, you can force symmetry by using well-placed paintings and floor rugs, which help to make the room even.
Goodbye Bedside Table
If you wish to have more floor space, consider removing one of your bedside tables. In the newly-found space, you can push your bed closer to the wall or put in some drawers. Naturally, you’ll lose out on some symmetry, but you can still make your room feel cohesive.
Some small bedrooms simply don’t provide the luxury of bedside tables, so you may have to say goodbye to both of them. If this is the case in your room, you can compensate by installing overhead shelves.
Many bedrooms have just enough room to fit a bed, which doesn’t leave much space for wardrobes or drawers. If this sounds familiar, you may need to start thinking upward. For example, you can put drawers in the room and then hang a clothes rail from the ceiling. You may lose out on display space on top of the drawers, but it’s a small price to pay for having more storage.
With a Built-In Wardrobe
If your small bedroom benefits from having a built-in wardrobe, you are already covered on the storage front. To make space in the actual room, we recommend slipping the bed into the corner of the room (preferably under a window) because this will allow you to use the windowsill as a makeshift bedside table. If you need space for a lamp in the room, consider hanging a sconce to free up space on the floor.
Having a small bedroom doesn’t mean having to clamber over a sea of clothes to get to the bed; you just need to be smart when it comes to the layout. Remember, when there’s no space on the floor, start thinking vertically by stacking storage options.