If you’re living in a small space such as a studio apartment, or sharing your dorm with a roommate — you understand how a tiny bedroom can cramp your style. Or maybe you’re a parent looking to make the most of your kids’ small room or a spare room you’d like to turn into a living quarters. Here are the modern trends and tips you’ve been looking for.
In this article, we’re going to use tiny house inspiration to transform a tiny bedroom into a comfortable and modern oasis. We’ll discuss trends in downsizing, organization, design, and techniques for tiny spaces.
Inspiring RVs, Campers, and Tiny Homes
Maybe you’re not living in an RV, camper, or tiny house. But these trends have paved the way for a simpler life that’s cheaper and can even be better for the environment. You can take inspiration from these lifestyle options to transform your current space into a simple and practical layout that perfectly fits your needs. Let’s look at some inspiration for your tiny bedroom:
Downsizing your collection of material possessions is just the beginning in modern tiny living trends. Luckily, you can just start with your closet and work your way through one bedroom. Realistically, most people only use a portion of the clothes in their closets. Here are a few things to comb through your closet for and immediately get rid of:
Clothes that don’t fit
- Clothes with holes or stains
- Shoes that are falling apart
- Clothes you haven’t worn in a year
- Clothes that only work for one single purpose
- Duplicate items
That part should be easy! You don’t have to get rid of anything you need or hold sentimental value to, but you’ve probably found a lot more space to work with already.
Organization is key to living comfortably in smaller spaces. People get really creative with their organization tricks in RVs, campers, and tiny homes. But why not use those same tricks in your current house? If you’re stuck living in a tiny bedroom, or making a small room work for your kids, use these tricks to help organize and arrange items for optimal space:
- Put storage bins and cube in your closet to organize clothes, shoes, scarves, and other miscellaneous items.
- Try to use multi-tasking furniture like a daybed that doubles as a couch and provides storage space underneath.
- Arrange as much as you can to hang from ceilings, walls, and rafters. Get creative with ideas like using C-clamps to hang shelves and attaching baskets to the wall for storage.
Once you’ve downsized to only your most intentional items and organized it away into neat and tidy places, it’s time to get to the fun part — designing your space!
Just because you’re dealing with a small bedroom doesn’t mean this space can’t feel homey. In fact, intentional design is even more important in small spaces because every item makes a bigger impact. Here are our tips for designing tiny spaces:
- Try to decorate with items that reflect light or use clear lucite furniture that creates the illusion of more open space.
- If you’re really ambitions, build a loft bed to create more floor space.
- Use a bunk bed for a shared room or a loft bed with a built in desk underneath.
- Use pillows that add color to your room and provide extra seat cushions for friends.
- Hang lanterns or string lights instead of taking up surface space with bulky lighting.
- Lift your bed with bed risers and use rolling boxes or drawers for storage underneath.
Living comfortably in a tiny bedroom can be easy! It might take a little downsizing, organizing, and special designing to work with, but you might find a whole new tiny way of life.