The Ideal Bedroom Space: Our guide to creating a functional bedroom haven
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Whether you live in a mansion or a city apartment, chances are you’ll still be seeking storage space for your essential – and not so essential possessions. Storage space doesn’t always feature high on our list when we imagine our dream home, but in reality it’s one of the most important considerations for making any room look and feel bigger, tidier and more welcoming. Our small space storage ideas will help you to find ingenious ways to maximise awkward areas and reclaim your room from clutter.
Bright Lounge Design
We accumulate ‘things’ without thinking about it. Paperwork, periodicals, books, ornaments, ‘stuff’; whatever’s taking up space in your living room, it can be tricky to find that balance of having a room that looks homely and stylish at the same time. If you don’t have the floor or wall space for traditional lounge cabinets, a bespoke solution that’s made to fit your room and your requirements is the answer.
Our answer for small space storage or open plan living areas is to use the ‘dead’ space over doorways. Cleverly designed, made-to-measure shelving, can be integrated into sloping ceilings to create an eye-catching display area for your treasured pieces. You could also include covered cupboards to hide away essentials you don’t need every day. This type of solution keeps your lounge free for relaxing and entertaining in style.
Home Ofiice Small Space Storage
If you think your alcoves are too shallow or oddly shaped to be of any use – think again. These spaces are just waiting to be made useful. Transforming these quirky features with made-to-measure storage will enhance the look and feel of the whole room. Whether you go for open shelving for your books and artwork or you prefer closed cabinets for the things you don’t want on show, making use of alcoves will instantly make your room look and feel more spacious.
Even smaller homes can benefit from a ‘quiet area’. If you want somewhere to unwind but haven’t got a spare room you could create a cosy space with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and built-in seating. By using some planning and a dash of creativity, carefully positioned shelving in the corner of the lounge or kitchen can help to zone a small area – keeping it apart from the hubbub in the rest of the home. Use bespoke partitions to create a reading space or a dedicated workspace with a small integrated desk, or create a storage corner for kids’ toys; it’s a great way to conceal them when they’re not being played with.
White Painted Lounge Furniture
Clever storage under-the-stairs can solve all manner of problems; from a space to keep your outdoor clothes, coats and boots – a great way to keep your hallway clear – to somewhere for your cleaning essentials like the hoover, mops and buckets. If you already have a space for the essentials you could turn it into a bookshelf, a glamorous drinks bar or even a small workstation where you can focus on your professional life away from distractions elsewhere in the home. It could even be a fun place for the kids to do their homework, freeing up their bedrooms for rest and relaxation.
If you have a view worth shouting about why not make the most of it? Build a bench seat with lots of comfy cushions as a place to sit and watch the world go by. No one will ever know that beneath that stylish bench is storage for all the clutter you don’t want on show. It’s a small space storage idea that’s perfect for dumping shoes, toys and games.
If you’re short of floor space, an over-the-bed storage solution could be the answer. These ingenious cupboards are ideal for storing bed linen, extra pillows, folded items like sweaters – they’re even great for storing books and cosmetics. Include integrated lighting, and you could benefit from a stylish feature that’s not only practical but could enhance the entire mood of your room.
Contemporary Willow Bedroom
One of our favourite small space storage ideas is the sliding wardrobe door. It means you can have lots of clothes storage with plenty of access in a limited space. Go for painted sliding doors in a shade that blends with your scheme or double up on space-saving with mirrored doors that mean you won’t need a freestanding mirror taking up precious floor space.
Contemporary Willow Bedroom
Our storage solutions demonstrate that if you get creative, you can maximise even the most minuscule sliver of space.
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