I have a very small master bedroom: 12 x 12 with a closet that measures 3 1/2 x 2. Two walls have six foot long windows and another wall has the closet door and the door to the 1/2 bath, that is equally small. The fourth wall has the door to the room.
So there isn't one wall in the room that is uninterrupted. Finding a place to put our bed has been difficult. We've had it placed on every wall possible, but the room is so tiny. We're having a difficult time finding space for the bed, the dressers, and a vanity.
The vanity is a must, because the half bath is so small there's no way I can do my hair or makeup in there. Plus the swamp cooler is in that room so when it's on it's like trying to do hair in a hurricane.
Any help or advice would be great. I'm looking for storage solutions, layout design, and decorating advice. Thanks in advance.
By blueiz from Payson, UT
Use two sets of curtains on each window. The lower curtain set remaining closed, while the upper portion lets in natural light. This could be the wall where headboard of bed could go or put the dressers in front of each window and vanity in between if there's room enough.
With a small room, clear plastic containers with lids can be used for storing things under the bed or closet. Add a shelf unit in the closet if it's tall for more storage area. (07/16/2009)
Could you put the dresser into the closet? Or do away with the bureau and store things in hanging organizers in the closet or under the bed? (07/19/2009)
If you are super neat and organized, you could remove the closet doors. Visually, this makes the room appear larger. Then perhaps you could put the dresser inside the closet? I would put the bed in front of one of the window walls. (07/20/2009)
First of all, you are not going to fit all that furniture into the bedroom and still have room to move, dressers are big. Take a wall and either make a full-wall built-in or hang a curtain from the ceiling about 2 feet out to cover shelves that you've built to hold your clothes. This floor-to-ceiling "closet" will hold lots of stuff and take little floor room. By doing this, you will only need to add the bed and vanity to the room.
Consider placing the bed on an angle if it helps. You may be able to do this and add the curtain behind it (floor-to-ceiling) for out-of season clothing storage. I'd also skirt the bed and use the storage space underneath it for clothing storage boxes. (07/20/2009)
I agree with louel53. We have a very small bedroom and took the closet door off to make things easier. To keep things looking nice and neat, we put up two panel curtains on a tension rod in the space used for the door. The door curtains match the window curtains so everything looks like it belongs. (08/11/2009)
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