How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom

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By Sarah Akkoush / Published by Dwell
Presented by Room & Board
Space-saving solutions from Room & Board beautifully make the most of compact bedrooms.

Modern living often requires that one room fulfill multiple needs. Bedrooms, for example, frequently must function not only as spaces for sleep, but also for work, lounging, and relaxation. When challenged with a small space, it is perhaps most critical to select furnishings that, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, provide maximum function where it counts. With these thoughtfully-crafted pieces from Room & Board, creating a comfortable and livable bedroom with limited space is effortless.


  1.   Alden Bench
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The Alden bench, in ash veneer, does double duty as both seating and storage. Two drawers with sleek steel drawer pulls provide generous storage space, while optional cushions give the piece added versatility for use as seating.


2.  Copenhagen Office Cabinet

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Shown in warm walnut veneer, the Copenhagen office cabinet provides practical storage, while also featuring a pull-out work surface that can retract when not in use for space-saving efficiency. Used alone, or paired next to matching Copenhagen Dresser, the natural steel base and notched mitered corners give the piece a timeless, well-crafted appeal.


3.  Alta Wall Shelf

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In a small bedroom, limited bedside space can often prove challenging. The Alta wall shelf, at only six inches high, can be used as a sleek floating nightstand for bedside essentials. A cut-out opening at the back of the bottom shelf facilitates effortless accessibility for electronic device charging.


4.  Marlo Bed with Storage Drawer

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The elegant Marlo storage bed, available in an assortment of upholstered fabrics, boasts a hidden under-bed storage drawer for added functionality. Resting on a slatted base, the need for a box spring or foundation is eliminated.


5.  Chronicle Wall Sconce

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When space is tight, wall-mounted lighting can help free up precious floor space. The Chronicle wall sconce, with compact articulating lamp head and rotating swing arm, provides focused light with mid-century styling.


6.  Hudson Mirror

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A strategically placed mirror can help reflect light in a small room, making the space feel brighter and larger. The handcrafted Hudson mirror features a solid ash frame with mitered corners, creating a low-profile silhouette that beautifully accents any bedroom.


7.  Dahl Bookcase

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In a compact bedroom or small apartment, Dahl bookcases can be grouped together to create a graphic and functional room divider. Inspired by Scandinavian design, the solid ash and veneer bookcase adds architectural, modern storage to space-challenged bedrooms.


8.  Aria Round Table

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With a pedestal base crafted from one piece of spun steel, the Aria table is a small space-friendly multifunctional solution. While the pedestal base frees up leg space for seating, the top, available in a variety of materials (solid wood, glass, quartz, granite, marble and medium density fiberboard) can double as a bedside table.