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Published on December 29th, 2014 | by Bj


Small Bedroom, big heart… and lots of storage!

bedroom1 bedroom makeover1

Materials: Besta, BILLY, Kassett, PAX, Vivan

I have a very small master bedroom, one of the (not so) great joys of living in London. Like most of us I needed as much storage space as possible. Utilising a recessed space along the back wall of the room I have installed 4 meters of wardrobe space. Great joy!

To save on money and space I used Vivan curtains as a light alternative to heavy wardrobe doors. A single Racka curtain pole was long enough for the entire length of the room. By recessing Billy bookcases either side of the bed I was able to make a ample bedside storage space for my many bits and pieces.



The enormous ‘vanity’ dressing table contains all my girly essentials, the Malm tall narrow drawers are fantastic for make-up, nails polishes and hair bits and pieces. I cut a channel in the back of the drawers to allow for electrical cables for my straighteners, curlers etc. And for safety purposes I linked all the electrics to the vanity lights mounted on top. This allows me to easily see if the power is off to all the electricals.


Farkost lighting mounted above each wardrobe (again connected to a remote control) means each wardrobe is lit wonderfully. Helpful for the many hours spent each week staring into the wardrobe trying to decide what to wear.

And the final touch was a wall mounted fireplace to make the room uber cosy in the long wet winter months we have here in the UK.


Dressmaking table on casters
Ikea Uplight Christmas Tree

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11 Responses to Small Bedroom, big heart… and lots of storage!

  1. Edna says:

    This is completely genius. I’ve been looking for a way to make the most of the little space in my bedroom. Now, I’m flooded with ideas. Big thanks!

  2. paris says:

    I love this it is absolutly beautiful I want it x

  3. Tamara says:

    I love the way you set this up, I’m doing something similar to my daughter’s room.
    What kind of fireplace mount did you get?

  4. Lizzy says:

    You really got the maximum storage out of that room – and it looks great as well! I like that you chose white for such a small room with little light and then added some colour with the accessoires, very elegant and cozy!

  5. MAC says:

    I am beyond in love with this. Thank you!

  6. Melba says:

    Fairly recently done up our living room so have been searching for a nice contemporary couple of tables,
    noticed some great ideas though however no store
    close to me sells them!

  7. marox79 says:

    What a great bedroom! So neat and organized! The how-to is algo very comprehensive. Thumbs up!

  8. Janet says:

    It looks great!
    Careful about storing clothes behind thin curtains though, they will fade from residual sunlight.

    • kristin anderson says:

      The author lives in London; I don’t think the very brief periods of sun they get there would be enough to really fade clothing, especially through a layer of curtains.

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