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Utilising Space in a Bijou Bedroom

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Your bedroom should be a haven of tranquillity, but if you’re tight on space then it can feel more like a cluttered mess, which is far from helpful when it comes to getting a good night of sleep.

If you’ve just moved into a new house or are considering remodelling, there are a few simple tricks you can apply to make sure that you fully utilise the space in your bijou bedroom.

Remove the clutter

Before you even begin to start looking at which fitted bedrooms may suit your unique needs, it’s best to begin by clearing out all non-essential items. Take the time to go through your personal belongings, donate what you don’t need to charity and move as much as you can into another room in your house or put it into storage.

Once you have de-cluttered, you’ll become acutely aware of how much storage space you need in your new bedroom. And this is an absolutely essential piece of knowledge to have in your quest to maximise space.

Break with tradition

When it comes to utilising space in your small bedroom, think about space-saving innovations.

Many bedroom doors tend to open inwards, which steals valuable space right from the outset. Instead of following tradition, consider installing a sliding door, which takes up no unnecessary space whatsoever and can be installed to slide across the wall on the outside of your room.

In addition to space-stealing doors, beds are the biggest culprits when it comes to hogging the room. Instead of the standard double or king-size bed, consider installing a sofa bed, futon, or even a wallbed. Wallbeds ensure that floor space in your bedroom is maximised to its fullest.

Built-in wardrobes

If a wardrobe is an absolute necessity in your bedroom, opt for a built-in one that really maximises floor space. Not only do customised built-in wardrobes offer excellent storage facilities for clothes and shoes, but some even allow for the installation of built-in televisions, stereos and all manner of other accessories. With these appliances seamlessly built-in to your wardrobe, there’s no need for space-stealing tables and stands either.

Innovative storage and display

The wardrobe can be one of the most cumbersome pieces of furniture in any given bedroom. If you’re intent on conserving floor space, however, it’s time to get innovative and forget about traditional ideals. Consider purchasing a set of drawers on wheels, which will slide seamlessly under your bed and negate the need for a wardrobe, while making use of space that is conventionally wasted.

In addition to removing your wardrobe from the equation, ensure that you make intelligent use of vertical space. Floor-to-ceiling shelving, on at least one wall, is absolutely essential in any bijou, space-restricted bedroom.

Create an airy feel

While space-saving furniture and innovative storage methods are a must when it comes to conserving room, it’s also important to remember that the right design elements can also help to further enhance the illusion of space.

White walls and bed spreads create a light and spacious feel, while oversized mirrors reflect light perfectly. To avoid a bland feel to the room, pepper your haven with colour, in the form of brightly upholstered chairs, beanbags or quirky keepsakes; this presents the perfect opportunity to put your own stamp on your new spacious abode.

***This is a guest post from Betta Living***

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