Notting HillContemporary Bedroom, London
Peter Landers Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Divide the spaceThis narrow room could have been very short on shelf space without the clever headboard with storage at the back of the bed. The designers have created a bookcase and bedside table, with plenty of room for reading matter and accessories. The storage headboard also acts as a handy divider, zoning off the space behind, which the owners can use as a dressing area. If you’re wondering how to build a headboard with shelves in your own home, be aware of the space around the unit. Here, the designers have left a gap above the bookcase to maintain the feeling of flow in the compact room.
Double upIn this room, extra space for bedtime reads has been fitted into a headboard unit that also has room for a reading light. It’s a great solution for a small room where there’s limited floor space and even wall-hung shelves would intrude into the room’s passageway or sleep space. Note how natural warmth’s been added to the all-pale space with the grain of the wood showing at the back of the shelves.
Create a headboard partition wallIn a very small room with minimal space, a bespoke piece of furniture can fulfil multiple uses. This long, slim room doesn’t have much floor space, but the cleverly designed partition manages to work as a headboard, shelving and a small table. A good joiner will be able to help you design an item of furniture like this, perhaps incorporating clothes storage or extra lighting as well. You might even be able to add a couple of charging ports for mobile phones and other electricals.Want to make your headboard work harder? Tap into its multi-functional possibilities
Maximise lengthLong, narrow rooms are particularly difficult to furnish. Make the most of the length by installing a room-dividing piece of furniture. This shelving unit works as a bedside table and bookcase on one side, while the other side could provide space for a wardrobe area.What do you think of these design tips for small bedrooms? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.