We have talked about having loft beds as one of the space-saving ideas especially within small bedrooms. However having small bedrooms does not mean that your creativity in interior designing and planning has to be restricted. In fact, constraints sometimes inspire creativity.

We have some past projects with our customers to prove this point, and we hope these bedroom design ideas can be helpful in your space planning whether you’re renovating a HDB flat or smaller studio apartment.

Interior design of bedrooms: Ways to Save Space with Furniture

Loft Beds with Wardrobe or Cabinets Below

The bed and the wardrobe are two of the bulkiest items in a bedroom. If you can combine them into one, a substantial amount of space can be saved. The below drawings illustrated how different loft bed designs and ideas can be implemented to create more space in a bedroom.

Bedroom & Loft Bed Space Saving Ideas Singapore
The above design optimizes the small room space fully by converting the void space under his loft bed to a wardrobe space. Where there is further space available, for example, the small compartment below the stair landing, another small storage cabinet can be created to store books, toys, toiletries, stationery, socks and shoes, etc. A double-tier clothe-hanging system with a top shelf is then configured within that main pocket of space and customized accordingly to his requirements. Additionally, the stairs unit is also made into a series of steps with pull-out storage (except for those two steps with 45 degree-turns).

Loft bed designs - wardrobe below to save space Singapore
The space-saving principle of this layout is the same, i.e. to integrate the wardrobe space into the void under the loft bed. Likewise, the bed frame is customized from one end to the wall to another, with the stairs butting against the wall instead of being outside.This way, a passageway is created between the wall and the end of the bed. This loft bed design gives a neater front view, however storage spaces are less optimized.

Sliding Doors to Wardrobe instead of Swing Doors

This may seem an obvious choice for some but many still opt for swing doors for their cupboards today. Not that swing doors are outdated, but doing away with the room for swinging indeed saves a great deal of space. Wardrobes with sliding doors require only about half a meter wide of aisle for access, whereas a swing door panel takes up to more than half of this clearance for making room for the door opening alone, excluding any access passage.

Ceiling or Wall-Mounted Fan in place of Standing Fan

Many people are still go for standing fans because of their mobility, and that they are flexible enough to be relocated from one room to another if need be. However, if the stand fan is in constant use, it makes sense for it to stay. Standing fans take up space in the room, therefore alternative ways to include a fan feature in the room is to have it wall mounted or install a ceiling fan above the floor. This may also result in better air ventilation since it is located at a higher spot and circulates the air more evenly.

Pull-out Storage Unit under Bed

This space-saving idea in the bedroom is not new, but has always been and still is commonly adopted today. Furniture shops also sell bed frames that come with storage space below; some of which the bed platforms have to be flipped up to access the storage spaces underneath, creating extreme inconvenience to the user especially when one gets older.

Bedroom Interior Designs Ideas Storage under beds to save space
An example of a smarter bed design is illustrated above. Four units of pull-out drawers on roller wheels are stowed beneath this King sized bed; two at each side so these storage boxes can be accessible on both sides of the bed. These boxes can be moved in and out easily without straining your back, and offer ample storage spaces for clothes, books and toiletries within reach, freeing up some space in the bedroom.