A good night’s rest is essential to keeping your body healthy and full of energy. So you want your bedroom design to be the sanctuary of calm and relaxation in your home. While many of us strive for the spacious feel of a clutter-free life, sometimes everyday life gets in the way, leading your bedroom to be a dumping ground from everything from yesterday’s clothes to those boxes you just haven’t found space for. A well-designed bedroom can not only get rid of daily clutter but can create an energizing oasis away from stress. Smart storage solutions, choosing furniture that opens up your space, and incorporating features that play with heigh are all excellent ways to maximize your bedroom. Today we’re tackling bedrooms and exploring strategies to get more space out of your bedroom
1. Super Storage
You can never have too much storage! It doesn’t matter who you are, or what your hobbies are, we all accumulate stuff. From clothes to sports equipment and anything else you can think of, there is a place for everything, and everything should have its own place. Clever storage solutions keep everyday clutter out of the way leaving a clean stress-free space. Your choice of bed offers a variety of storage solutions. Consider a divan-style bed with ample storage underneath.
Why not opt for additional storage in your headboard or footboard. Try to incorporate storage into as much furniture as possible, such as bedside drawers over tables. Utilize your vertical space by adding shelves, bookcases, or a full-height wardrobe. By utilizing otherwise wasted space for storage, valuable floor space is clear, giving the appearance of a larger-looking bedroom.
2. Rethink Furniture Size
While a chunky sleigh bed or your grandmother’s wooded drawers may look good in some spaces, chances are, your large furniture is making your bedroom look smaller than it is. Large furniture takes up more of your valuable floor space leaving your room feeling cramped. Consider a slightly smaller bed, built-in wardrobes that don’t encroach on floorspace or floating side tables. Measure your room to make sure you know exactly how much space you have.
3. Expand Your Space with Mirrors
The reflective properties of mirrors can expand your bedroom by creating the illusion of space. Don’t be afraid to play with size and style. Large mirrors will have the most dramatic effect, but even a few well-placed small mirrors can brighten your room. Make sure to consider what your mirror will be reflecting. Try to position your mirror across from a window with a view, a beautiful house plant, or a striking art print.
4. Play with Height
Creating visual height is a great way to maximize space in your bedroom. One easy way to do this is to use low furniture. By placing furniture lower to the ground, wall space is freed up creating a larger feeling room. Try adding a picture rail or hanging your artwork at varying heights as this draws the eye up creating the illusion of space.
5. See Your Floorspace
Sight equals space or at least the illusion of space. The more of a space you can see, the larger it feels. That’s why furniture with legs, that allow you to see under them, make your space seem larger. Exposed leg furniture lifts them off the ground to create a more open environment. Consider bedside drawers on hairpin legs or a minimalist bed frame.
Looking for Expert Advice?
If you need more ideas on how to transform your bedroom, talk to the design specialists at Matter Design, a home design company based in Essex, UK.