6 Clever Ways to Convert Your Closet into a Bedroom

updated May 27, 2023
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small crib in a bedroom closet
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There are plenty of ways to make the most of limited space with lots of clever conversions, like alcove beds to IKEA furniture hacks, and of course, a closet-turned-bedroom. Using a sizable closet as an additional sleeping space is a budget-friendly way to squeeze more life out of your existing space, even if it’s small. Take a look at these ideas to help you to eke out a bit more room, and create cozy sleeping nooks in the process. 

Dark Blue Beauty

The sleeping nook in Sarah’s San Francisco apartment is painted a dark peacock blue for a moody vibe. Despite that, a small light on the shelf at the head of the bed helps brighten the space. This closet bedroom still has the clothing bar in it. 

Room With a View

Ellen’s walk-in closet bedroom is a little roomier, and even has two doors to keep open or closed. Here, she’s cleverly repurposed the closet shelving to house her favorite photos. The window also prevents any possible claustrophobia. 

Dark and Lovely

Faith’s decidedly Bohemian sleeping nook in California is decorated with tapestries and tassels.

Contrasting Textiles

Above, Lauren‘s light-filled space has just enough space for her bed and some books.

Credit: @bloombaby

Kid Closet

Even kids can get in the act, like this closet nursery from @bloombaby. A closet makes a great nursery for a little one, since it’s often conveniently close to the parents’ sleeping space. 

Elegant Nursery

Here’s another closet nursery we’re in love with. Cloud-covered wallpaper gives an ethereal vibe to this tiny nursery from @theblushinghaven.