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Home Improvement-Room To Move: How To Make A Small Bedroom Feel Larger
Feeling cramped? Does your master bedroom seem like there’s more BED and less ROOM? Let’s face it, it’s hard to truly relax in a stuffy room, not to mention a bedroom that’s limited on space to begin with. So until you can afford a home with a master bedroom that could grace Robin Leach’s “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” list, here’s a few pointers on how to maximize the space of a bedroom that’s “square-footage-ly” challenged.
CONSIDER DOWNSIZING YOUR BED: Opt for a bed that’s conducive in size for the amount of floor space you have. A huge California King bed will swallow up a lot of space which compromises room for additional furniture including making it hard to move around.
AVOID THE CAVE LOOK: Choose your wall colors wisely. Dark walls in a small room can make it feel like a cave. Select lighter colors that open and brighten up the overall atmosphere of the room. Lighter colors always give a room a more spacious feel.
USE CREATIVE STORAGE IDEAS: For all your personal items that don’t need to be seen, find creative and unique ways to store them away. Shallow baskets can work like drawers beneath your bed and decorative wide-mouthed vases can serve as attractive containers on shelves.
TV? OR NO TV?: A television can take up a lot of space on a dresser. If you decide to have a TV in your room so you can enjoy the Late Show and then drift off to the land of the Zzzz’s, then choose a flat screen TV that can be mounted on the wall rather than needing to be placed on a piece of furniture.
FOUR IS A CROWD: Try and limit your furniture to 3 necessary pieces. Select pieces that are appropriate for your bedroom space. If you have higher ceilings opt for a narrow and taller dresser or armoire. If you have lower ceilings pick out a dresser that’s shorter and wider. If you have a desk and computer in your room, consider moving it into a living area or second bedroom.
LESS IS MORE: De-cluttering is ALWAYS an effective way to free up space and open up a room. The less personal items you have crowding night stands, dressers and shelves the better. Rather than using a bookshelf try installing wall mounted shelves to free up floor space.
Smaller rooms can be cozy without feeling cluttered. Knowing how to maximize the most out of your limited square footage can certainly make your room open up. And VOILA, you can stretch out without feeling like you’re crammed in a crowded space without room to move!
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