Congratulations on your first apartment! Time to suck it up like the rest of us.
This is 23 Hacks for Your Tiny Bedroom by Natalie Brown. 1. Hang your lamp. That way you can either skip the bedside table or keep your table space free. An old lampshade that had “good bones”turned into a fun hanging lamp for the little nook.2. Get a console table for your bed that doubles as a shelf and a desk. It’s also perfect for those days when you just want to eat breakfast in bed.
IKEA sells one for $129 Simple Decorating Tips And Advice or make your own”Copy Cat Homemade Occasional Table”for less if IKEA stop selling it. It only cost roughly $33.50.3. Hang towels and things on the back of your door. Here’s a project using PVC pipe. This rack is excellent for drying towels and takes up very little space, and all without drilling holes in the wall in case you happen to live in an apartment. Check link to minimize error4. Disguise your desk as a bedside table.
Maybe not for the serious gamer. Ideas from Apartmenttherapy. 5. Or, instead of a footboard, use your desk so you have more space for your bigger computer. Instruction link comes with article6. Prop up your bed on risers. Not really a “hack,” but hey, sometimes you just need the extra storage space.
You can buy this for $29.99. The Studio 3B 4-Piece USB Bed Lift Set helps raise beds7″ off the floor to increase under-the-bed storage space.7. Or go for a high bed with tons of drawers like this IKEA Hack. Three drawers to be exactly. In front of me I have the LG V20. This is probably one of the easiest phones ive repaired all year! … 8.
Go the super-cheap route with an air mattress and milk crates. There is no shame in that, especially for students. Now you can sleep easy and not have to worry about where to put all of those boxes and storage crates! Sweet Dreams.9. Make a low-profile hanging hamper. Your dirty under things don’t have to go on the floor. If you don’t have a laundry bag, a standard pillow case would do the trick.10.
Tuck your bed into an alcove. This one has extra storage thanks to a bookshelf. From IKEA LACK shelf into under-bed storage. Total cost including LACK shelf: $130.11. Make one wall a focal point with removable wallpaper. Tip one:Start with a clean, smooth, white wall. This wallpaper would be a bad option for bumpy or rough walls.
Tip two: Make it a two person job. And Tip three: Please check info area to find a link and more photos.12. Suspended tables can create an illusion of space. For the minimalist in you. Supplies: A cutting board, coated steel wire,4 pieces ferrules, Pincers, a drill, and a hook.13. Desks and dressers can also float. It all depends on what you need.
Build this at designsponge.com14. Hide a shelf behind your bed. Or stick your bed in front of your built-ins. The lost shelves can be long-term storage. Whatever works for your space. DIY done on a 328 Square Feet area.15. Turn old drawers into stackable shelves.
Not everyone gets a built-in. Hang the headboard using a few 1×4-inch cleats. DIY Tip: if you’re having trouble finding oddball drawers, rescue them from dilapidated dressers.16. You can skip the headboard in favor of a few inches of more floor space. These photos should hopefully give anyone currently new at the headboard-less bed situation ideas on how to spruce up the bed without a potential monstrosity behind the pillows stealing the show. More inspirations in desire to inspire.17. Or build a cushy headboard that hangs on the wall.
This is easier than DIY tufts. I love the colors! I love the coordination with the new bedding, Like a quilt, it’s certainly not perfect, but that’s another thing that makes it great! Love, Love, Love. Bring your staple gun. Credit goes to takingtimetocreate.18. If you don’t have a closet, offset your bed from the wall and create a closet behind it.
You can do this with the Pax system from IKEA.19. Use every corner of space. You can hang stuff on this rod. For about $30 in piping and 15 minutes of labor, you can have a bar that is high enough to keep your long dresses from getting damaged.20. Shelves count too. They don’t have to be invasive, and they can hold anything from books to knickknacks.21. More corner tricks: Hang some hangers.
You can turn your prom dress into decoration, while saving closet space.22. Cover your windows with frosty film. For privacy that doesn’t block light. Especially useful if you have a blah view. Non-adhesive window film, water, and baby shampoo, that’s pretty much all supplies you need. Learn more about the trick at notmartha.org.23. Looking for color?
Use paper instead.24. Lamp salvaged made from an old opticians eye tester How good is that?25. Tape and Paint. With some imaginations and GEOMETRY, I am sure you can make something much better than this.