Ah, yes, the joys of tiny spaces. They are among the most difficult rooms to design and decorate. Sure, you can opt into the classic solution…COZY. But what does that really mean? Cramp the space and fill it with quaintness that ultimately ends up looking like clutter. If it’s a room meant for relaxation, that’s not the worst solution. But very few people have the luxury of a home large enough to dedicate one whole room to simply ‘being.’ We need spaces that function! To that end, we hope you enjoy this six part series about how to bring a tiny bedroom to life.
Easily one of the most under used parts of a room, so don’t leave them bare. Fill the space with function and form, but avoid using them for large furniture. Such as, putting a dresser in a corner with one side pressed to the wall. The right angles might fit well, but from a visual perspective it’s akin to creating a dead end. Instead, create a space. Think about ways to make a specific use for the corner.
Our suggestion is to tuck a chair in the corner so it’s an area in the room that can be enjoyed. Opt for a chair that has some space underneath. It will double as a bit of extra storage if you use a simple basket. Next, use the vertical space of the walls on either side of the chair. On one side you could mount a full length mirror. Everyone can use one, and it will also serve to make the room look bigger. On the other side, mount several shelves for storing and displaying items. Hang the bottom shelf low enough to function as a side table for the chair. Set a lamp on it for reading, and a few coasters for drinks to be set on.
If you don’t have enough floor space to place a chair in the corner, purchase multiple floating shelves that are L-shaped. They tuck in the corner at the perfect right angle without creating a dead end. From a visual perspective, the eye will naturally scan from one side of the shelf to the other. This creates a sense of continuity. Using L-shaped shelves also gives the space a built-in feel that makes the room seem more substantial.
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