Having enough space in your room is one step towards maintaining a healthy wellbeing. This doesn’t mean you must have a huge space in terms of square metres, but rather you have enough room to live without constraints.
When you find that you can freely move around your room, you may experience benefits such as an improvement in both physical and mental health. This is because you are likely to experience less clutter and knowing where all your belongings are located.
If you have a small bedroom, and find yourself constantly tripping over piles of clothes or feeling particularly claustrophobic, what are the ways you can maximise your bedroom space?
Create more room space by decluttering unneeded items
That being said, one of the best ways to free up space is by having a huge clear-out – even the smartest storage solutions can’t accommodate for a certain amount of junk!
One tip is to use your bed as a surface for organisation. Here, you can create piles such as ‘Keep’, ‘Sell’, ‘Donate’ etc. Start with one section of room at a time so you don’t become overwhelmed or your bed doesn’t become too crowded1
When deciding what items to part with, you must be harsh and try and stick to the essentials. For example, if you have any duplicate items choose your favourite one and chuck the other. Trust us, you’ll feel better with less things.
Consider getting shelves and a wardrobe rather than draws
If your room is particularly tight for space, investing in a fitted sliding wardrobe will free up the space a standing wardrobe would take up. This can transform a small room as you can tuck away your belongings into one space.
Another tip is to make use of vertical space and install shelves, as opposed to a bulky chest of drawers. If you are a lover of accessories, consider hanging them on hooks. Not only will you have more floor space, but it can add to the aesthetic of your room!
Repaint your room with a colour that makes the room look bigger
You can use colour to create the illusion that your room is bigger than it actually is – and there are multiple ways you can do it.
By contrasting light and dark colours, you can create a sense of depth. However, if opting for one colour, you may choose to pain skirting boards and the ceiling a few shades lighter. You can also make narrow spaces appear square by painting the two shorter walls darker than the two longer walls.
Consider removing your tv for added benefits
Not only does moving your big plasma downstairs free up a tonne of space, but it can also reap many health benefits.
You bedroom should be a sanctuary for you to relax and unwind, but having a TV can disrupt sleeping patterns and as a result cause other complications such as heart disease, obesity, and poor eyesight.
By following these simple tips you can maximise existing space in your bedroom, and feel the amazing health benefits from doing so!