Rentals have the tiniest rooms for sleeping, it’s true. That’s why it pays to plan the decors well so you can maximize every square inch of space. But it’s all too easy to go overboard on the decorations if you are renting an apartment for the first time. Don’t worry, it is possible to create a beautiful, well-designed bedroom while also making the most out of the space. Try these ingenious hacks for your tiny bedroom:
Ditch the Bedside Table
Setting a bedside table on one side or either side of the bed should only be done when you have ample room for these pieces. For the space-strapped, adding a side table to a tiny bedroom will only eat a chunk of space that could have been used to enhance the functionality of the bedroom.
So ditch the side table. Instead, use the sides of the bed to expand the storage space. If you simply cannot do without side tables, try mounting shelves on the wall space near the bed or a coat rack with a built-in shelf as an alternative to a standard bedside table!
Maximize the Doors
You can stretch the storage space of your tiny bedroom by maximizing all the vertical spaces, including the bedroom door and closet doors! Install wall-mount organizers and hooks at the back of the door, any door, and voila, you have more space to hang your clothes, accessories, coats, etc.
Incorporating a Work Desk
If you are the type who prefers to set a workstation in the bedroom, you can create a more functional space by setting your desk near the bed. This way, your work desk will pull double duty as a bedside table. If this setup does not appeal to you, try setting your work desk at the foot of the bed. Again, this spot is underutilized so adding a work desk on this spot enhances the functionality and style of your tiny bedroom. Setting your work desk at the foot of the bed allows for more space for your computer setup.
Use Bed Risers
A low-lying bed tends to waste a lot of space though you might not notice it at all. Since the bed is set closer to the floor, you can’t squeeze in more storage space underneath the bed. You can solve this problem by installing bed risers under the bed. Also known as bed lifts, bed risers are attached to the legs of your bed frame. This raises the bed to a few inches, allowing more room for storage.
Bed risers come in sets of four and are typically crafted from sturdy plastic. Some bed risers even come with power outlets and USB ports so you can charge or plug your mobile devices while lazing around. Bed risers do not require assembly and they are quite easy to install too!
Set a Shelf Behind the Bed
Bundling the bed and a tall shelf in a single spot is a great way to make the room work harder. So go ahead and set a shelf behind the bed. Use all that storage space to keep your tiny bedroom spick and span. This trick is also ideal for tiny bedrooms with built-in shelves.
If reclaiming the floor space is still not enough to make your tiny bedroom appear larger, try this trick: use up all the vertical spaces. This tip is an oldie but still a goodie. You can use a variety of hanging racks, mountable space organizers, coat hooks, and other storage solutions to free up your floor space while also stretching the storage space in your tiny bedroom.
And why stop at hanging storage? You can also use suspended tables, floating shelves, or hanging hampers to keep your sleeping quarters organized and neat.
Set the Bed in an Alcove
Here is one neat trick that will squeeze in more floor space in a tiny bedroom: try tucking the bed in an alcove. Tucking your bed in an alcove keeps the bed out of the way while also enhancing the privacy of your sleeping quarters. This trick frees up several inches of floor space too! To make the most out of this space, try stowing more storage bins under the bed to keep your bedroom floor clutter-free.
Skip the Headboard
The bed’s headboard can be skipped if space is an issue. You can sacrifice the headboard to reclaim a few inches of floor space. This goes especially for headboards with no purpose other than to make the bed look good. Freezing just a few inches of space make your bedroom appear larger, less cramped. After removing the headboard, push the bed against the wall and pile on the pillows to complete your bed setup.