Some master bedrooms are the size of a small house. Ours is not. In fact, the room we use as our Master, has enough room for our Queen Size bed, one end table, an upright dresser, and the laundry basket. If you think I’m kidding, I’m not. It’s small. Our house was built in 1946, so the rooms just aren’t as large as those in new homes today. At some time in the future, we actually hope to combine the 2 bedrooms on the main floor to create a large Master Suite, but until that happens, we have to create space in the Master Bedroom to make it work for us. Here are a few spacing creating tricks I’ve learned along the way.
Create Space for Storage
Use a Storage Ottoman at the foot of your bed. I love this one. You can store extra linens, memorabilia, seasonal shoes, seasonal clothing, you name it. Anything that you need out of the way can be stored inside, tucked out of the way.
Platform Beds are fabulous for creating additional space in small rooms. I’m obsessed with this one. There is so much extra storage underneath the bed that you can use for absolutely anything.
Not in the market for a new bed frame? Consider taking advantage of any space under the bed for storage. We use these storage containers in our guest room. I love them. They are lightweight, and I can see through the top to know what is inside. No more digging through everything to find what I’m looking for.
Create Space that is Pretty
If you love jewelry, or are a lotions and potions, make-up kind of girl, you are going to love this Mirrored Jewelry Organizer that swivels, so you can catch the best light. There is so much space inside. It can hold a huge variety of items. When you are finished getting all pretty, close and lock it to keep little people (aka kids) or thieves out.
Take Advantage of Space you already Have
When trying to create space in the master bedroom, be sure to declutter your bedside table. These tend to become dumping grounds for everything from nightly medications to mobile devices. Clear away anything not needed. Put it in a drawer. Your space will feel lighter, just by removing anything not needed.
To create even more space on your bedside table, consider adding wall mounted lighting. That will be one less item taking up space next to your bed and visually, it will add height to your room.
Instead of having so many charging cords by your bedside, purchase a wireless charger that works with all your mobile devices. I love this one for my Apple devices. I can charge everything but my iPad all from this one charging station, without all the extra cords.https://amzn.to/3YOw2AZ
Don’t forget to take advantage of the space behind your door. We used something similar to this one when we RV’d it for a year. It provided extra storage for items such as gloves, scarves, hats and more!
Lastly, to create more space in your drawers, file fold your clothes, and store them on end. This helps save space, see what you have without digging, and allows you to pull out just the item you want. You can learn how to file fold here using the Marie Kondo method of folding:
There are many ways to create space in the Master Bedroom and make it feel bigger, no matter what the size. Use the ideas that work for you and your home, and if you have some of your own, be sure to share! I’d love to hear them.
Here’s to a Master Bedroom you love with more space and RESETTING your life!
Organization isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life.” – CHRISTINA SCALISE
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