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Bedroom Blues

Bedroom Blues By Laura Horwitz
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Is your bedroom too small to meet your needs? Do you find it constantly cluttered but don't know where to put all your stuff? Consider these two simple solutions for small bedrooms to make your space feel larger and help your storage needs.

Platform Beds or Futons

If you only have a small amount of space to work with, you may want to consider using a platform bed or futon. Platform beds these days come in a variety of styles to suit your taste, often with a trendy, minimalist frame.

The other popular option for those with small bedrooms is to use a futon or fold-out couch. This allows you to have extra space when you aren't sleeping by folding up your bed. And futons themselves tend to take up less space than an ordinary bed even when folded out in full. This solution also works well for people living in studios, since it allows you to have company without feeling like you're entertaining in your bedroom.

Beds with Self-Contained Storage

Many beds now come with drawers as part of the frame underneath the mattress. This gives you a nice storage area without taking up any extra space in your bedroom, and it's far cleaner than just shoving things under your bed! Others come with bookshelves and nightstands built into the headboard, again saving you space by incorporating extra furniture into the essential--your bed.

Small bedroom solutions don't have to be tricky--simple furniture tricks, such as using a platform or futon bed, or incorporating storage units into the bed itself, opens up extra space for you and cleans up your clutter. So when you consider remodeling your bedroom, don't feel like your actual space has to be a limiting factor.


About the Author
Laura Horwitz has worked as a freelance writer and researcher for five years in both London and the US. She had a monthly landscaping and tips column for the Sussex County magazine RH Review, and her articles have also appeared in Film Focus, 6 Degrees Film, and BizBash magazine.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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