Many of us live in a house or flat in which, either the layout of one of the bedrooms is either too small to offer practical storage facilities or has a shape that makes it too difficult to make use of.
A custom designed fitted bedroom can transform a room in terms of both looks and practicality. Here are some ideas on how to make the most out of your living space:
The advantage of a fitted bedroom
A fitted bedroom is a custom design that aims to maximise all the space you have available, in the most efficient way possible. Having storage furniture, like wardrobes and drawers, designed so that they fit exactly into your bedroom, not only looks great, but it means that you get a highly functional living area. A fitted bedroom works particularly well in small rooms and you can work with a designer to tell them exactly what you want and need from the space.
Having a bedroom designed to suit your lifestyle creates an opportunity for the room to satisfy a number of requirements and tasks, by clever use of design and bespoke furniture. You might want a custom wardrobe that can accommodate an unusually large amount of shoes or shirts, or you might need a space to work from during the day that becomes a bedroom at night time. You can have bedroom furniture designed that can create this additional space; a foldaway bed can be stored during the day so that you can work at built-in desk, which can then be pulled out and used as a bed at the end of the day.
You will need to tell the designer exactly what you want from your bedroom, as the design elements will change, depending whether it’s a bedroom you want, or if you need some neat tricks to be incorporated to make the room multi-purpose.
Decide what you need to store in the room and if it is mainly clothes, then make an honest appraisal of exactly what you have, so that a designer can incorporate the right amount of hanging rails or drawers to meet your needs.
The extent of the design
If you have a small room that you are trying to make the most out of, then it is quite likely that you will need to have a design that incorporates using the whole of the room to get the maximum return from your investment.
If you are looking to makeover a larger room, you may be able to just use some of the wall space available for wardrobes, allowing your clothes and accessories to be stored neatly away.
The finished look
The finish, or material chosen, will always have a big impact on the look of fitted bedrooms.
when they are complete. Pay attention to the size of the room and bear in mind that lighter colours have the effect of making a small room look larger, while darker woods will make a room look smaller even when it is well organised.
With some creative thought and the help of a good designer, you can make the most of a small space with a beautiful and stylish fitted bedroom.
Louise Hayes has extensive experience in home improvement.