Space Saving Ideas For Small Bedrooms

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Space Saving Ideas For Small Bedrooms.  Thisis a topic I often see clients struggle with when considering a loft or condo after living in a large spacious single family home for years.  I found this blog on the Huffington Post site and wanted to share.

Thank you Huffington Post!!!

I recently moved into a two-bedroom apartment with my family after living in a small one-bedroom for eight years. My two-year-old’s crib was nestled neatly into an alcove under a stairway, and we had a huge kitchen that housed a 10-foot dining table. Our bedroom, however, was akin to a sleeping berth on a cruise ship. With literally only enough room to fit our queen bed between the walls, we had to be seriously creative about our space usage.

Wall sconces were the smartest choice for reading lamps. Since there was no room for bedside tables (By far the biggest luxury in the new place is being able to place a glass of water next to the bed. How novel!), we built a small shelf behind our mattress to stash books and tissues and errant pacifiers. We bought an alarm clock with a projector so that the time was always visible on the ceiling, and used tall, nearly floor-to-ceiling corner shelves from Ikea to maximize every inch of storage space.

Tight living quarters are part and parcel of city living, and thankfully there’s a plethora of space-saving ideas for small bedrooms that make your sleeping den livable. Click through the slideshow above for inspiring decor tips for small spaces, courtesy of interior designer and owner of Items of Interest, Susie Kurkowski.

These are great tips to keep in mind when downsizing.  Being able to make the most of your space is key to loving the new space in which you live.

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Author: Gregg

To know and understand downtown, I believe you must live downtown. As a resident of our great city for the past 8 years, I take my role as an ambassador very seriously. Downtown and the surrounding areas have much to offer those who want to live and experience the urban lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a traditional, rustic, industrial style loft or a modern urban chic condominium, St. Louis has the loft or condo to meet your every need. Let my experiences living and working the loft and condo market be your guide to your next home.