When you’re dealing with a smaller apartment, one thing is certain – you’ll have to be innovative if you want to get the most out of your space. There are plenty of situations where you’d want to have an additional room. For example, if you’ve got two kids, them sharing a single room during adolescence is sure to cause frustration all around. With that in mind, we’ve decided to give you a couple of tips on how to convert a storage space into a bedroom. Read on and enjoy!
The Right Color
So, you’ve decided to convert a storage space into a bedroom. Sure, if you’ve got a walk-in closet that you can do without; making a bedroom out of it is certainly possible. It won’t be a spacious one, obviously; let’s just say you won’t be able to transport your piano safely inside. However, you can still utilize the space you have to the best of your abilities. And by using some interior designing tricks, you can make it seem bigger than it really is.
For starters – you should choose the right color. We definitely recommend avoiding any darker hues. If you use lighter colors, you’ll undeniably make the room seem bigger and airy. In comparison, using darker colors will make the space look smaller.
When you want to convert a storage space into a bedroom, you’ll still need some storage space inside. After all, even a tiny bedroom has more stuff in it than just the bed. Obviously, you don’t have a lot of width to run with; but you still have the height. That’s why you’ll need to think vertically in order to make the most of the cramped spaced. If it’s a kid’s bedroom you’re making, put up as much shelving as you can for toys.
Plus, the shelves do more than provide a practical storage solution. They also work to make the room feel taller than it really is; because they draw anyone’s eyes to look upward as they enter the room.
When you’re looking to convert a storage space into a bedroom, you need to make use of every single inch of space. But with such a specific space, any furniture you may want to fit inside might not fit. Or conversely, it could leave precious space unused if it’s too small. You could find a standard bed that somewhat fits inside, but only while leaving inches upon inches of unused room. Instead of wasting that area, think about making a built-in bed that fits the specifications of the room precisely.
Unfortunately, most storage areas will lack natural lighting, if we’re talking about large closets or attic spaces. That’s just one of the compromises you’ll have to make if you want to turn it into a room. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to settle for a dark bedroom. Instead, look to install as many different light sources as possible. That way, you’ll not only be able to have the room as bright as you want it to be; you’ll also be free to adjust the lighting in degrees.
Remember when doing any renovation that it will take time and patience to get the space exactly how you want. Create a budget, stick to it and be creative with the unused space in your home.