Tuesday, May 4, 2021

How to Maximize Space in a Small Bedroom


How to maximize space in a small bedroom
Making the best of a small room - reviewed

We have a nice 3 bedroom home with plenty of room. Although, one of the bedrooms happens to be a small 8' x 10' room. This is the room that our granddaughters stay in when they come for a visit.

We had a bookcase full of books and toys, along with a tote full of toys and a full size bed in this small room. This did not leave much room for the girls to play.

Fran decided that it was time for a makeover in this room. First she emptied the bookcase and got rid of it. We needed to make the best of this space so the girls had room to play. For those of you who don't know who Fran is, she is my better half forever.

This small room makeover was all Fran, all I did was assemble all of the furniture and place it where she wanted it. 

Maximize Space in a small room:

Ellen Corner DeskEllen Corner DeskCheck the Price

First Fran wanted a space where the girls could do some projects such as crafts, drawing, coloring, or reading.

We moved the full-sized bed to one corner of the room and placed this corner desk in the opposite diagonal corner of the room.

The corner desk measures 42" across and has a drawer and shelves for storage. 


Vanity StoolVanity StoolCheck the Price

Since a desk chair would take up too much space, Fran decided on this vanity stool.

This stool fits perfectly under the desk when it is not in use. When it is pulled out for use there is still plenty of room to get by between the stool and the bed. Did I mention that the cushion top is very comfortable.


Storage CubeStorage CubeCheck the Price

Now, it was time to clean up all of that clutter and empty that tote full of small toys, crayons, and makers. Fran picked out this cube storage organizer.

This was a perfect fit next to the desk and along the wall to fill the space to the entrance door of the room.

These storage cubes are a great idea for craft rooms, bedrooms, playrooms, or a small office.

The cube has six storage spaces and each space will hold 60 pounds.


Sorbus Foldable Storage CubeSorbus Foldable Storage CubeCheck the Price

To store all of those little things Fran found these colorful foldable storage cubes.

They fit perfectly into the cubes of the storage organizer. These a perfect for games, crayons, makers, and small toys.

Fran hand picked every one of these items for a specific purpose in this small bedroom. She created a comfortable and useable space for our granddaughters. This was an easy project for me, as I said earlier all I had to do was assemble. All of these items were easy to assemble and all had excellent assembly instructions.

child sitting at a corner desk

Here is a photo of our youngest granddaughter hard at play using their new corner desk. They are very happy with the new changes to their room away from home.

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  1. How very clever to maximize space with a corner desk. And those storage cube shelves are SO versatile, especially with the addition of the folding cloth storage bins. I, myself, have two 9-cube storage units - one for my craft room and one in another room for all those small things one needs nearby but would prefer keeping hidden from view. I'll bet your granddaughters love their home-away-from-home space at the grandparents' house.

  2. How fabulous and extremely thoughtful! I love that corner desk with the vanity seat that Fran selected. A rather ingenious solution for a compact bedroom. I also love the shelves with the cubbyholes and organizing baskets. A beautiful choice that I am certain your granddaughter's love and appreciate.

  3. Fran did a great job of choosing pieces to maximize the usability of your granddaughters' 8x10' room. That adorable corner desk provides a surprising amount of work space while taking up very little room, and I love the choice of the attractive, comfortable, cushioned vanity stool to pair with it instead of a traditional chair with arms. Those storage cubbies and folding bins that fit inside them are practical and also add a wonderful pop of color and brightness. I'm sure your girls love the new makeover!

  4. What a great job you did with Fran! This makeover looks really nice and I bet you could still use it for grown up visitors if necessary! Wonderful ideas for maximizing the space you have! Congratulations Sam Monaco, for being the perfect furniture builder!

  5. Well done, and that little stool is perfect. Love the corner desk choice you made as well. A lovely space! Maximizing small spaces is one of my fave things to do - it gives you such a sense of accomplishment :)

  6. What a wonderful makeover you and Fran have done with this room! It takes good design and skill to make the most of a smaller room and you have done a great job. I really like those storage cubes and can see many uses for them. It is a really lovely room for your grandchildren :)

  7. What a great way to maximize space in a small room! Very informative review!


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