Small and cozy bedrooms have their own beauty and charm, but with limited space available, it can be overwhelming. It’s important to make every inch count.
You don’t have to go through life living in a cluttered space just because it’s small. Here you can find inspiration for transforming your room from simple and humble into something more spacious and creative.
1. Get Creative With Your Storage Solutions
People who live in small homes, apartments, and dorms know how hard it is to fit everything you own into a small space. Maximizing your mattress storage can help minimize the number of items cluttering up your floor. This concept is popularly known as the “Murphy Bed”. The mattress folds into a cabinet or wall unit making more space available in your room.
It doesn’t have to be used strictly for beds either. You could place a mattress on top of an old wardrobe and use it as a sofa during parties or when you have guests over. Even if you don’t need them for guests, they make great extra seating space when watching movies or playing video games with friends. It’s all about thinking outside the box!
2. Choose Versatile Items
When it comes to making the most out of your small bedroom, multi-purpose furniture pieces go a long way. A chest of drawers can be used as a bedside table and as additional storage space.
It also goes without saying that the fewer items of furniture you have, the easier it will be for you to keep your bedroom clean and clutter-free. Having multi-purpose pieces around the house is always advisable so don’t overlook this option!
3. Choose the Right Mattress for Your Bedroom’s Size
The best mattress for your bedroom should be one that fits into the space you have available. This is why smaller sizes like twins and fulls are a great option, as they’re more compact than larger models while still providing comfort.
Queen and king-size beds are great for bigger bedrooms. You can fit a queen-sized bed into spaces as small as 9 x 10 ft., while the same goes with kings- they’ll work well in rooms up to 12 x 14 feet wide.
Cal king mattresses are the perfect fit for any room in your home. They’re 4 inches longer and wider than standard kings, so even small rooms like 12 x 12 feet can accommodate these extra-long beauties.
A really small bedroom needs twin or twin XL mattresses to sleep comfortably. If you have a mattress that’s larger than what your bedroom can handle, then it may be time to recycle your mattress.
If your current mattress doesn’t fit your room, take a look at this guide to mattress dimensions and consider mattress disposal if you’re looking into the future of your home comfort.
4. Choose the Right Type of Mattress: A Plush or Firm Mattress?
Sleeping on a mattress that has more firmness will keep you from sinking too far into the surface and getting stuck in one position while offering benefits like improved blood circulation and lower back support. A plush mattress is a good choice for those who need extra support because it will mold to their body. Soft mattresses can provide spinal alignment and cushion, but they’re not right for everyone’s sleep needs due in part to how firm they feel at first. People have different needs when it comes to sleep. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, so you’ll want to find the right surface for your individual characteristics and preferences based on what type of sleeper you are and what is most suited for your body type.
The Importance of Mattress Recycling
Mattresses are a major cause of landfill waste, and it can take centuries for mattresses to break down, meaning they’ll just keep continuing out the door if we don’t find new ways to reduce our landfills.
It’s not always easy to know where and how you should dispose of your old mattress. Luckily for those who are interested in recycling, there is a lot that can be done with just some common sense!
It’s important to make sure that all of your items are clean and dry before bringing them in. The organization will also check for bugs or mold on the item, as well as its recyclability with you at this stage – if it cannot be recycled then they reserve the right to reject any contaminants found within their recycling process!
We highly recommend you to visit the Mattress Recycling Council for more information.
If you are looking for a way to make the most of your small room, consider investing in a bed frame and mattress that will maximize space without compromising on quality.
Once you’re done with your bedroom, you’ll want to read our seven tips to make your living room more of a positive vibe here. Need a hand with putting these tips into practice? Book a Fast Task expert today!