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.
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 Not that swing doors are outdated, but doing away with the room for swinging indeed saves a great deal of space.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.