add space to a small bedroom

Almost everyone will have a small bedroom at some point in their lives. Whether it’s when you’re a child and you don’t get a lot of space. Or maybe it was when you were in college living in a small dorm room. Possibly it was in your first home or apartment.

Whatever the time period, there are some valuable tips and tricks that can help to make sure that the amount of space in your room is maximized to its potential.

Hopefully, this article will help you to get a better idea of different options you have to add more usable space to your room.

1. Install Shelves High On The Walls

Let’s start with an easy one. Simply adding some shelves up near your ceiling can give you an enormous amount of extra storage space in a spot that you will literally never otherwise use. 

Shelving units like this can be purchased extremely cheaply either at Amazon or your local department store (like Walmart or Target).

When you install just to make sure that the shelves are above your head and not in a place where there’s any possibility of you hitting them in your regular movements around the room.

2. Use an Air Mattress Instead of a Regular Mattress

This is a bold recommendation but, if you follow my advice, you’ll add an enormous amount of space to your bedroom.

There are plenty of reasons not to sleep on an air mattress every night but there are some really good ones to do so.

The obvious reason to switch to an air mattress is that they can be deflated between uses to save space. Modern air mattresses are exceedingly easy to inflate and deflate and most have built-in motors. Simply plug in your air mattress, press the button, and it will be inflated in minutes.

It’s worth pointing out that if you decide to get an air bed that you’ll want to get a comfortable, durable one. One thing I always recommend about air mattresses (and mattresses in general) is to never cheap out. If you’re interested, websites like Air Bed Comparisons and others like it provide great information and reviews about air mattress sleeping.

3. Raise Your Bed Frame With Risers

Add some extra storage space to your room by raising your bed up (usually between six inches and a foot) to be able to put things under it.

My personal recommendation would be to find the storage boxes that you’d like to use under your bed first and then find the right risers to make sure it’s at the right height. There’s nothing more annoying than getting home from the store and realizing that the storage you bought won’t fit under your bed.

4. Get a Closet Shoe Organizer

It’s really easy to simply take off your shoes and chuck them somewhere in your room. Stray shoes are annoying when you want to leave the house and can’t find the matching pair and also make your room cluttered and messy.

A closet shoe organizer will give your shoes a home – get yourself in the habit of putting your shoes in their correct spot in your closet and you will find yourself with a much less cluttered room (and some extra floor space too).


Hopefully, this has been helpful – there are many ways to save space but these are the ones that I think provide the best bang for your buck in a small bedroom.