Do you have a compact guest bedroom or loft space? Looking for small bedroom ideas? This blog is about maximising a sense of space by cleverly using the room you have…
In honour of our NEW bed design – the ultra low Ki wooden bed – this blog is about using cleverly proportioned bedroom furniture, and a well coordinated colour palette, to give a small bedroom, or low ceiling loft space – the wow factor.
Loft Bedrooms with Low Ceilings
Choosing a low beds, like the Ki, can really help give a loft room the feeling of greater height. The bed no longer feels like a barrier, taking up greater space in the room than needed. A low bed also suits two looks perfect for loft spaces: a modern New York loft style, and a minimal Japanese style interior design.
How to create the contemporary, urban loft look? Happily it’s easy to achieve and maintain. It just requires a low modern bed (try the Ki, Koo or Kulu models), simple bedding (a cool white cotton duvet set or luxurious linen bedding), limited accessories and bold wall art (a framed movie poster, or a group of black and white photos are low cost options). If you are lucky enough to have a bare brick wall – perfect!
The minimalist Japanese look also emphasises the space available. Simple bedding, no clutter and a low solid wood bed (like the Kyoto, Kumo or Kobe beds) are all you need. Paper lanterns and a limited colour palette complete the look – white walls and bedding, with a cherry or wenge lacquered pine bed is a classic take. A feature wall in deep red or black will add drama.
Take a look at our loft style and Japanese style bedrooms pinterest boards for ideas.
Choosing a bed with a really compact foot-print (as near to your mattress size as possible) is an ideal choice for a small guest room. Many of our beds are available without a headboard and are the same width and length as the mattress – see our Kyoto, Kumo and Kobe beds – the kingsize bed size is 1500x200mm – exactly the same as a king-size mattress. This way you aren’t taking up unnecessary floor space with the bed frame.
The Nevada, Sahara and Malabar beds are also popular for this reason, they too have a compact footprint (and can even be ordered without a headboard if you want to keep length and height to an absolute minimum). The Sahara and Malabar beds are tall enough to accommodate large under-bed drawers. In a small room you need to make the most of any available storage space and under-bed drawers are a great solution – they don’t take up any additional floor space and can be ordered with panels to match the bed timber.
Style wise a neutral, coordinated colour palette will give the sense of a large airy space. Keep the details simple and pared down, for example: choose classic roman blinds over curtains, choose a classic wooden bed over a heavily padded upholstered bed. Simple shapes and clean lines are the key.