I don’t know about you but it seems to me that everyone is either undertaking a big home improvement project or moving house altogether!
We’ve had lots of enquiries from customers looking to maximize their living space in an existing property or wanting to find the right bed and furniture for a new home. So with that in mind, I thought I’d take a look at the best ways to maximize your space and storage in a small room.
The first thing to think about is the bed itself – this is the item of furniture that will be taking up the most space in the room, and you need to get this right for everything else to fall into place. You have a couple of options to consider here :- If you are going to go for a minimalist look – remove the headboard altogether to minimize the overall footprint of the bed, alternatively choose one of the many designs we have with a headboard but where the mattress sits on top of the bed frame, reducing the width of the frame itself to exactly the measurement of the mattress.
For the former, take a look at our range of Japanese style beds such as the Kyoto and Kobe. Additionally, beds such as the Sahara and Tibet can be made without a headboard (the foot end being mirrored at both ends of the bed) to create the same outcome with a more traditional style bed instead of the platform look of the Kyoto range.
Beds such as the Camden, Hoxton, Malabar and Sonora are worth a look for the second option. They do have a headboard, which adds to the overall length of the base, but the overall width is no more than that of the mattress.
Whichever option you choose, it is important to add the right pieces of furniture to maximize your storage options whilst minimizing the space taken up.
Lets start by taking a look at our range of under-bed drawers. You can fit up to four drawers underneath a bed in a double size and above, giving the opportunity to both add a large amount of storage space to the room and avoid taking up more floor space. With the drawers pushed underneath the bed, they are completely hidden from view. All you need to do is to check that you have enough room at either side of the bed to allow you to pull the drawers out.
We have three types of under-bed drawers to choose from – the Sahara, Kyoto and Tibet. I’m sure you can guess three of the beds these drawers can be used with but you can see the full list below:
Zanskar, Cochin, Tibet, Tao, Oasis, Orchid, Togo.
Sahara, Malabar, Sol, Ocean
Kyoto bed with or without headboard
For further information on our under-bed drawers, please take a look at the “find the right under-bed drawers for your bed” blog.
To add storage to a room other than bedside tables (particularly useful if the room is quite narrow) take a look at our end of bed storage solutions.
The Black lotus End of Bed Drawer Unit (150cm wide) is the same width as a standard king size bed and has both a drawer and shelf. At 40cm deep, the unit is still quite slim, meaning that it doesn’t take up a vast amount of space whilst still offering two storage options.
Alternatively, the Oak Low Bedside Drawer Unit (67.5cm wide), designed to be half the width of a standard double bed, works well if you want the flexibility of being able to use the drawers as both a bedside table and end of bed bench, depending on the dimensions of the room.
We currently have the Kyoto bed, Sahara and Hoxton beds on display in our Sheffield showroom along with a wide range of Black Lotus furniture mentioned above. We are open on an appointment only basis at the moment but we are still working to our regular opening hours of 10am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday. If you would like to book an appointment please call on 0114 272 1984.