Tiny room design video&text

Hey, we know more and more people are moving to cities and living in small apartments. So we challenged ourselves to make a bedroom as small as possible for a young couple renting their space. Of course, the bedroom needs to have room for sleeping, relaxing, getting dressed and tons of storage.

The challenge is to think differently. We started by making a multifunctional bed. We built the base using Metod kitchen cabinets for big time under the bed storage. We left this space for movable storage. We screwed wheels on an Ivar shelf so some things can be hidden but still easy to access. Because this couple rents, we try not to drill any holes. But they can still show their personalities with textiles and by taping up their favorite things. Here we made a getting ready corner. These mirrors attach with double stick tape and don’t make holes either.

Natural light helps make a room feel bigger so we were careful not to block the window. We have lamps too just not on the floor. What about hanging stuff? Here we made an outfit board out of a piece of wallpapered wood. On this wall we built a different kind of wardrobe. We made the outfit board idea even bigger by painting sheets of wood and covering them with knobs.

To maximize space we worked in layers and put movable clothes racks in front. This multifunctional storage bench makes a place to sit and put on socks and shoes. That’s a lot of storage and ideas in one bedroom but we squeezed it down to 9.5 square meters. We had to build it of course. Come on in we’ll show you how it works. Even though the room is small well planned storage makes it feel bigger and open floor space leaves room for two. Even if it’s tight sometimes.

Movable furniture means flexibility so you can hide things and work in layers. Added touches like knobs, handles and paint tie the room style together. Textiles make the bedroom personal and of course comfy too.

Multifunctional is magical. A roller blind can be a movie screen. A drawer can be a bedside table. Ready to find the possibilities in your small space? Use multifunctional movable and layered solutions to create smart storage and open floor space. Happy planning!


  • tons of storage
  • easy to access
  • an outfit board
  • knobs and handles
  • clothes racks
  • open floor space
  • a roller blind
  • a bedside table

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