If you have a small bedroom, you probably struggle to get everything you need in the space without feeling cramped or crowded. Many people have smaller sleeping spaces, especially if they live in a dorm, apartment, or in a small townhome.
But thankfully, one TikTok creator named dearmodern is here to help! He uses a 7-foot by 7-foot square bedroom as an example and to start, he notes that this bedroom is the size of a king-sized bed alone! Using a bed that large would take up the entire space. As he narrates, he uses small models to demonstrate and move things around as he goes.
You can watch the TikTok video and the process here:
@dearmodern Reply to @brooksugg Rooms can’t get any smaller than this! #smallrooms #smallspaces #tinyliving #interiordesign #interiordecorating #fengshui #dorm ♬ Joe Jenkins Great Fairy Fountain – Joe Jenkins
After he removes one half of the “bed,” he explains that you should use a twin or single bed in a room of this size, and never put the head of the bed near the entrance to the room. I believe this is due to Feng Shui reasons, but it could also be because you’re more likely to wake up if you’re near the door and hear any noises during the night.
He then mentions that you should position the bed in a way that there’s room for other items like a small desk. He says that the head should be furthest from the door and that the desk (or perhaps a nightstand) should be placed directly next to it. He also says that for storage, you should not create a loft in a bedroom this size because it could get in the way of headroom, and would likely make the room feel even more cramped.
In another move, he puts the model of the bed on top of the storage piece instead. According to him, this method will give you the storage and the headroom you need all together in one. A “solid block of storage” is what he recommends, so maybe a built-in platform with shelving could work.
The bed could perhaps go directly on top of it. It’s important to note that the little model he used for the storage was a cubby-style bookcase. He says that it’s the best way to keep the airflow in the space so you are not blocking the window. While every home and every bedroom is probably slightly different, there are some good, basic points in this little video.
One viewer asked how to create a cozy and comfortable small bedroom and viewer Mr Cliff Tann answered, “the bed against a wall, not in line with any doors, no reflections, natural tones, side lighting, balanced furniture composition, and no clutter.”
A lot of people were confused about the part where he put the storage under the bed. Many asked how you would actually get the bed in that position if it would stay put, and how you would get up and down from the bed every night.
I tend to agree with this as well because this part did look a little bit confusing. However, I totally get where he was going with the concept, but I believe it would be a little bit more difficult to do this in reality rather than in theory.
Other viewers were shocked at the small size of the room he used as an example, while others said they had a room that small in their own homes. No matter what, hopefully, this little video can help someone out there who is struggling to figure out how to furnish or arrange their own small bedrooms.
And it’s also a good way to visualize any space in this way. If you don’t have an interior design computer program, maybe you can draw out a layout yourself on a piece of paper and use his template as a starting point so you can see how to furnish your space!