Clever Ways to Maximize Space in Bedrooms
A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) showed that bedrooms accounted for 28 percent of the floor space of an average American home with the master bedroom taking up 11.3 percent, while the secondary bedrooms occupying 17.3 percent.
While this room occupies the most space, the bedrooms in many homes usually feel cluttered and claustrophobic. This is because they don’t receive a lot of guests compared to the kitchen and living room.
If you want to maximize your bedroom space to make it feel more comfortable and rejuvenated, check out the pro tips below:
8 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Bedroom Space
Revamp your bedroom and make more space for it with these clever hacks:
1. Organize Your Dresser like a Pro
We can't stress enough on the essence of drawer dividers and great folding. Creating time to neatly arrange the piles of clothes in your dresser and around the room could save you some significant space.
Additionally, consider DIY storage methods such as vacuum packing for out-of-season clothing.
2. Stack Old Suitcases to Make a Vintage Nightstand
Stacks of old sturdy bags can add an exceptional vintage flair to your bedroom. It’s also a suitable way of storing things you don’t need every day.
Pack things according to how frequently you use them. For instance, your winter jacket, mostly used during the cold months, can be packed in the bottom suitcase.
This storage hack doesn’t need any construction or tools – just stack, and you’re set.
3. Adopt Multi-Functional Furniture
Minimize the amount of furniture in your room by adopting double-duty furniture such as a sofa bed, an ottoman with storage, a platform storage bed, or a headboard that can hold your books or jewelry.
If you opt for a large piece of furniture, ensure you can combine things that need storing without adding other pieces that may limit valuable bedroom space.
4. Install Shelves Along the Top Walls
No space is more unused than the area slightly below the ceiling. This is a prime area to install shelves that can add dozens of square feet of storage space for different things such as books, collectibles, plants, trophies, etc.
5. Splurge on a Wardrobe Wall
While this is not the cheapest option, adopting shallow wardrobes along a whole wall will make a bedroom cozy. Consider installing a light color to eliminate the claustrophobic feeling in the room, especially for small bedrooms.
6. Rethink What Belongs in the Bedroom
If you always end up with a cluttered closet even after tidying it up a few days earlier, it's time to get rid of all the clothes you don't use. As a rule of thumb, if you haven’t used a piece of clothing for more than six months, it needs to go.
If you can’t store them elsewhere in the house, you may want to consider donating them.
7. Remove Large Storage Furniture
Clothes dressers and armoires can limit your floor space. Go for rolling under-bed storage where you can safely store your belongings and cloth. This offers your bedroom more space and makes it look more spacious. Even better, natural light will pour into your room with less large storage furniture.
8. Mount Your Entertainment Systems and Lighting
If your entertainment systems and lighting fixtures are depriving you of valuable bedroom space, it’s time to get them out. Often, these items come with extra furniture such as TV stands and light stands.
To save space, consider mounting your TV, speakers, and lighting on the wall.
Get Creative Around Your Bedroom with Oberer Homes
The above space-saving tips will help you achieve a more spacious bedroom without breaking the bank.
Do you need help designing a spacious bedroom space for your new house? Talk to our dedicated custom home builders in the areas surrounding Dayton, Miami Valley, Bellbrook, and Centerville in Ohio.
With us, building a home is fast, seamless, and stress-free. We always put our clients' needs first to ensure complete satisfaction. Feel free to find inspiration from our past projects.
Contact us today via 937-531-5505 and let us make your dream home into a reality.
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