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How to Maximize Space in a Small Bedroom

Moving to a new home can sometimes mean a little less space available. For example, the closet and storage space are sometimes smaller in the new home; other times, you might find the bedroom size reduced.

Living in a small bedroom can feel cramped and cluttered if you're not careful. With limited space, stuff can quickly accumulate, creating messes and disorganization. Fortunately, you don't have to settle for a chaotic life. Not only can organizing your room help you maximize the space, but it can also make you feel more grounded and in control of your life.

So, let's look at ways to increase the usable space in a small bedroom.

Step One: Aim High

Sometimes people underutilize wall space in bedrooms, so it’s ideal to take advantage of these blank canvases. So, the easiest solution is to install floating shelves, which can work for both storage and decor.

If you don't want to punch holes in your wall (or you're not allowed), you can use tall bookcases or shelving units instead. In addition, we recommend placing items you don't often use (i.e., seasonal items) on the top shelves. This way, you're not climbing up and down all the time.

Another option for a fun and funky look to your room is to install cargo nets to the ceiling. You can make them part of a nautical theme or utilize the nets for whatever you see fit.

Step Two: Use Multi-Function Pieces

If a chair is just a chair, it's not ideal for a small bedroom. The same is true for your bed frame, headboard, and even your door. When space is tight, all your furniture needs to be multifunctional. Some top examples include:

  • A headboard with shelves

  • Under-bed drawers

  • Ottomans with storage compartments inside

  • Hooks or hanging organizers on the door

Fortunately, it's pretty easy to find these multi-use pieces online, so you should be able to find a space for everything you own.

Step Three: Utilize All the Closet Space

If your closet is little more than a hanging bar for clothes, you need to step up your organization game. Here are some ways to make your closet as practical as possible:

  • Use Double or Triple Hangers - Start hanging clothes vertically. These hangers allow you to put more shirts, dresses, and pants without using extra space on the bar.

  • Add Shelving - If there isn't a top-shelf already, you should install one. This way, you can store items like extra bedding or seasonal clothing up top.

  • Use Mobile Drawers - Rolling drawer sets are perfect for closets because they offer additional storage without too much space.

  • Add Wall Hooks - Never underestimate the power of a good hook. You can install these on the closet doors or walls to add more room for hanging items.

Step Four: Mix Decor and Storage

Just because you're adding more storage items to your bedroom doesn't mean they have to look utilitarian. For example, you can use wooden milk crates instead of standard drawers. Or, use an ottoman instead of a chair. Swap out a traditional end table and turn a milk crate on its side, using the interior for storage. There are tons of creative solutions!

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