Clever Built-ins to Make the Most of Small Bedrooms

Clever Built-ins to Make the Most of Small Bedrooms

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Nancy Mitchell
Apr 1, 2016
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A tiny bedroom can be a big challenge. There are a lot of things you need to fit into this little room, but you still want it to be a calm and restful space. If you're lucky enough to have the freedom to make significant changes to your place, built ins can be a real lifesaver in a small bedroom, perfect for adding extra storage and functionality with a streamlined look. Here are 11 ideas.

Above: In this bedroom from Houzz, shelves built up around the head of a bed form a sort of built-in nightstand.

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In this bedroom from Bloesem, an elevated sleeping platform allows room for cabinets underneath.

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Built-ins surround the head of a bed in an attic conversion from Design Boom.

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This bedroom from Elle Decoration has a wall of built-ins that envelops the bed.

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Drawers under the bed, in this space from A + B Kasha, help provide extra storage in a small space.

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A built-in corner desk makes for a space-saving workspace in a bedroom form My Domaine.

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Here's a clever built-in from the folks at Assortment: a cabinet next to the bed that allows space for hanging clothe above,, storage below, and a nightstand in the middle, thanks to the little cut—out next to the bed.

This nightstand, from New York Cottages and Gardens, is actually a built-in that tucks into a wall right next to the bed — a great way to build a little functionaltiy into a small bedroom.

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These niches next to the bed, seen on Refinery29, could also function as nightstands. The key to built-ins like this is that they fit into the wall space between the studs, so the structure of your house remains unchanged.

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These wall-mounted bedroom storage cabinets from Design Sponge also cleverly incoporate a little shelf next to the bed that functions as a nightstand.

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This built-in window seat, from Sigmar, incorporates extra storage along the edges, creating a feature that's both fun and practical.

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