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How to Choose a Compact Bed for Your Apartment or Studio Space with Style

In a small room or house, the illusion of extra space can be achieved in various ways. Some of these include platform base beds and more interesting options that let you customise the space to your heart’s content, taking up less visual space or avoiding large solid headboards.

The right information and a little creativity will give you more scope for the bedroom decor and space you can be comfortable in. The following options are all possible solutions for giving that small bedroom a sense of spaciousness, style and practicality.

The Platform Bed Base

In small spaces, it’s important to make the most of every inch of the room, including the area around the bed. That’s where the platform bed base comes in. With its low-to-the-ground design, it creates visual space and makes the room feel larger than it actually is. The platform base typically comes with either posture slats or solid timber slats to provide strong support for any style of mattress.

The platform bed base not only maximizes floor space but also offers the perfect opportunity to add storage drawers underneath. These drawers can be used to store extra linens, blankets, pillows, or any other items that you need to keep tucked away. And with the option of adding side rails, you can ensure that your mattress stays securely in place, giving you a peaceful night’s sleep.

When it comes to decorating a small space, fabric choices and decorative items play a vital role in creating the desired look and feel. With a platform bed base, you have plenty of room to showcase your style and personality. You can use different types of pillows and accessories to add texture and colour to your room, making it feel cozy and welcoming.

Consider Folding Beds for Occasional Use

When extra space for furniture is at a premium in a smaller size bedroom, studio or apartment or perhaps an office bedroom combination, the folding or fold-up bed is an efficient solution to consider.                     

Whether you’re looking for a temporary option for guests or a more permanent sleepover solution, folding beds can be a practical option for those who want to save space and store their mattress and bed when it’s not in use. Because the fold-up base is portable, it can be stored with the mattress inside the frame and can be tucked discreetly out of sight.

Selecting the right mattress for your folding bed base is important, as it needs a mattress that is not only comfortable but folds easily within the base for ease of storage. When purchasing mattresses for small spaces and bases separately, it’s best to decide the size of the bed base required before choosing your mattress. Many folding beds come with an accompanying mattress chosen for feel and size to make the process simple.  Priced from around $499, fold-up beds are an inexpensive solution when lack of space is a concern.

Murphy Beds: Manhattan Downunder

A more permanent space-saving option for small bedrooms and studio apartments is the Murphy or Wall bed. Murphy beds are cleverly constructed to fold up and sit inside the walls in a cavity which is a continuation of the base structure. It also means the mattress is stored out of sight and ready for use when the bed is next lowered into place. Therefore, you won’t have to find extra storage space for the bed each time it’s needed for use.

Murphy beds can be purchased flat packed with DIY assembly instructions, or for an added fee, installation can be included with delivery. Storage, side shelving and even desk space can be incorporated into the wall bed space.

Available in all sizes, the murphy or wall bed is one of the most practical space-saving solutions when it comes to making optimum use of limited space with seamless integration.

The Trundle Bed: Two Beds in One 

Trundles bed frames have always been a popular option as one bed can quickly become 2. The trundle bed is a popular option, particularly for rooms in small units and studio apartments.

Some trundle storage bed bases are sold individually to fit under existing beds that have sufficient height to accommodate both the bed base and mattress. The Trundle bed consists of a regular bed frame, available in sizes single, king single and double fitted with a rollout section beneath that accommodates a smaller mattress that can be effortlessly returned under the main frame when not in use.

The trundle bed gives you a smaller bed in a small room that takes up little space while providing the benefit of multiple individual beds. The Trundle bed frame is great for creating the appearance of extra space in a small room. 

Upholstered, Timber or metal, the range of styles is extensive for the space-saving trundle Bed Frame. A king single trundle with a pullout single is priced at $900.  Remember, if purchasing the mattress and base individually, that the smaller mattress needs to clear the base when siding in and out.

Wrought Iron Bed Frames: Small Space Design with Style

If you’re looking for a new bed that’s both practical and stylish, consider a wrought iron bed frame. These frames are a great choice for small spaces because they have a light and airy appearance, which makes the room feel more spacious. They come in a variety of colours and styles, giving you the freedom to create a look that suits your taste.

Wrought iron beds also offer the convenience of extra space underneath the frame, which can be used to store items like extra blankets, pillows, or even a guest bed. This is especially useful when you need to accommodate guests in a small home or studio apartment. And with the option to choose a full-size or queen bed, you can make the most of the available space without sacrificing comfort.

Another advantage of wrought iron bed frames is their durability and longevity. They are built to last, making them a smart investment for any house or room. Plus, with the option to add a desk or drawer built into the frame, you can create a multi-functional space that’s perfect for sleeping, working, and relaxing.     


Maximising Small Spaces with Bunk Beds

Creating a functional living space in a tiny bedroom or studio apartment can be challenging to make the most of your floor space while still providing enough room to sleep, store your belongings, and relax. Fortunately, bunk beds are a great solution to maximise your small space, and the Scarborough Bunk Beds are an excellent option to consider.

Not only are the Scarborough Bunk Beds stylish, but they’re also certified child-safe and made with solid timber slats for strong support, making them a practical choice for any age. The best part is that they can be separated into two beds, allowing for greater flexibility in your living space. If you need more storage, the optional under-bed drawers built in are a great way to keep your items organised and within arm’s reach.

These bunk beds are available in single/double and single/single sizes and come in antique oak, white, and grey. The built-in storage drawers make them an excellent choice for small homes, apartments, and dorm rooms, providing an all-in-one solution to save floor space and keep everything organised.

Don’t let a small room cramp your style. With the Scarborough Bunk Beds, you can create a comfortable, functional, and stylish space for sleeping, working, playing, and relaxing without sacrificing your valuable floor space.

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