Our house is kind of small. It’s an old 1927 home built with beautiful hardwood and solidly built, but it’s small. The three bedrooms are small, the basements unfinished and there’s only TWO closets in the whole house. I guess back in 1927 people weren’t clothes hogs and didn’t need more than two closets in a home?
Given that our home is on the small side, or rather than some of the rooms in the home are on the small side I’m always trying to figure out ways to save space, not make the home look cluttered, and of course to give the illusion that the rooms are a little larger than they really are.
I’ve done that by carefully selection our home furniture, using various design techniques, including wall and ceiling color and of course all kinds of space saving organizers.
Right now it’s our “middle” bedroom that I’m thinking about. Our master bedroom is the largest bedroom, but by todays standards it’s probably smaller than most kids rooms! I think it’s 13 feet by 10 feet. Yeah, kind of small. Our middle bedroom is the second largest, and the one on at the south end of the house is, well, the size of a decent washroom. Really!
Anyway, we have our old double bed that we used in our apartment in the middle bedroom. What a comfortable bed that is. Unfortunately it literally takes up about 2/3′s of the room. Some day I’d like to use that room as a nursery, but until that time comes I was thinking that it could be used as a nice den.
If we got a murphy bed we could get rid of the double bed that’s in there. Murphy beds stand up against a wall and sometimes come with really nice cabinets that make them look like really nice standing cupboards. Certainly if we got one like that we’d get a bit of extra storage space on the sides of the unit.
The bed could remain hidden most of the time and the room could have a desk on the opposite side to be used for a computer or something. It might work.
I’ll have to think on this some more and investigate the cost of Murphy beds. It is a practical solution for small living spaces though.