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5 Tips for Making a Smaller Bedroom Seem Bigger

Whether living in 1,000 square feet or 400 square feet, there is a prevalent need to make the most efficient use of available space. Who likes stepping over a pile of clothes on the floor or searching drawers and shelves for a charging cord? Saving space in the bedroom is such a common desire that the internet is full of ideas on how to free up bedroom space. In fact, a quick Google search reveals pages upon pages of tips and tricks. So how do you know which work? You don’t, but Simple Life residents do! We’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas from tiny house cottage residents to give you a more spacious and organized bedroom.

Install shelves along the perimeter of your bedroom walls.

This is perhaps our favorite idea. Rarely do we think of the space up toward the ceiling in our bedroom. It is, perhaps, the least-used space. That makes it prime real estate for implementing creative bedroom storage ideas. Go ahead! Put that space to work by installing shelves along the perimeter of your bedroom walls. It will add dozens of square feet of storage space.

Photo via Ideal Home

Use crown molding as a shoe rack.

This particular idea may not work so well with men’s shoes but for the women with Carrie Bradshaw taste, it will work perfectly. The sole of the shoe supports itself against the wall which will make the shoe stay on its own, “hanging” by the heel. And since you can paint the crown molding the same color as the wall, it is unobtrusive. In fact, once shoes are hung the wall becomes a piece of functioning abstract art.

Photo via Lowe’s

Buy a bed frame with drawers.

Since IKEA became the furniture store of choice for those living in small spaces, storage beds have been identified as one of the easiest storage ideas for bedrooms. Storage beds can give you as many drawers as a dresser can without taking up extra (and precious) floor space.

Whether you use those drawers for storing clothes, files, or your movie collection is entirely up to you.

Photo via DHI Furniture

Store your keys and cables in LEGOs.

This idea puts the FUN in functional! With a piece of double-sided tape, a 3M adhesive pad, or even some mounting putty you can use any combination of LEGO pieces to store your phone charger, Kindle charger, Aux speaker cord, and even your key ring, in a most creative way. They will be stuck there, in plain sight!

Photo via Funny Junk

Hang your pants and jeans on S Hooks.

Without a doubt, jeans take up the most room in closets and drawers. Our favorite pair may never really leave the back of a chair or the foot of our bed. But what about all the others? They tend to be forgotten about at the bottom of a drawer or in the back of a closet. So why not hang S hooks on a rod in order to instantly increase your closet storage space? S hooks can be purchased at almost any hardware store or wherever organizing systems are sold. Shower hooks with open ends can also be used. The simple metal hooks will store any number of pants and jeans, without the bulk of wooden hangers. NOTE: Just make sure the bar that you hang the hooks on is high enough to suspend the full length of your pants.

Photo via Giadinh

Try any of these 5 tips for making a smaller bedroom seem big and see how much space you can save! The cottage homes at Lakeshore community in Oxford, Florida have plenty of custom storage throughout just waiting for your creative touches. Schedule a visit today to see our Quick Move-In homes for sale at Lakeshore,  contact us online, or call 352-702-4706.