As an interior design firm based in New York City, we are constantly faced with the challenge of designing for small spaces. However, a lack of space should never stop you from creating the master bedroom of your dreams. If you want to fit more than just a bed in your master bedroom, there are some nifty space-saving tricks you should consider. Our expert designers have these seven space-saving tips for your master bedroom.
Floating bedside tables
When trying to save some space, try to find as many ways as possible to get furniture off the floor and onto the wall. Bedside tables are a good place to start. So that this SoHo master bedroom doesn’t feel cramped, we’ve put small floating shelves on either side of the bed.
And if you’re going for a more traditional end table, consider a translucent material like Lucite. We placed two Lucite consoles in the master bedroom of this Upper East Side apartment to give our customers maximum functionality without the heavy appearance of a more opaque material.
The built-in inch by inch is exponentially more practical than individual cabinets and cabinets. While it certainly isn’t a weekend DIY project, the built-in storage makes a worthwhile space-saving investment for your master bedroom. Apply a windowless wall to the built-in storage space and throw away any dressers and freestanding bookcases. Check out how we looked in this chic luxury apartment.
Saving space doesn’t necessarily mean getting rid of furniture. To have a little more space on your bedside tables, consider installing some sconces on the wall. They’re great for reading at night and look great too. Check out the Art Deco wall lights we put in this Upper East Side townhouse.
If you are designing a particularly narrow bedroom, you should avoid bedside tables entirely. To give this master bedroom a little more space, we installed a floating shelf behind the bed. It doubles as a bedside table and bookcase without taking up unnecessary space on either side of the bed.
Mirrors are a great way to make any small room look more expansive. So if you are trying to decorate a small bedroom, consider placing a mirror over the bed instead of any artwork. And if you choose a rectangular mirror, it should be roughly the width of your bed frame. We sourced a chrome mirror to give the master bedroom in this pied-à-terre a luxurious finish.
When designing a small master bedroom, proportions are of the utmost importance. One factor that is often overlooked is height. Without forgetting your floor plan, get furniture that is deep in the ground. In this luxury waterfront apartment, a flat bed frame was the perfect option for getting a clear view of the Port of Miami.