For those with space limitations at home, design can be a challenge. When space is of the essence, organization systems and compact furniture are essentials to great design and to better quality of life. In bedrooms in particular, saving space can be difficult. However, with a little creativity, it is possible. Closet organization systems and Murphy beds are two excellent ways to conserve space while looking stylish.
Closet Organization Systems
The Ancient Chinese Art of balancing the energies in a space to ensure health and good fortune called Feng Shui encourages homeowners to organize their closets in order to eliminate low energy. It can be difficult to strike a balance with closet systems, as many available on the market are overwhelming and can complicate the organization process. The best organization systems are simple, providing a streamlined way to store the contents of a closet without adding too much bulk. Many find that it is helpful, before purchasing a closet organization system, to pare down their wardrobes. Capsule wardrobes in which 10 to 15 clothing items are purchased that can combine into 40 or more outfits are becoming increasingly popular and can save space in a closet. For those seeking to live a simpler, more compact lifestyle, capsule wardrobes stored in a well organized closet can be a great solution.
Without opting for significantly less comfortable solutions like hammocks, there are few alternatives to beds, which tend to take up a lot of space in a small room. Murphy beds, invented around 1900, are also called folding beds, wall beds, or pull down beds. They offer a unique solution for smaller bedrooms because they can be folded up and put away when not in use.
There are a variety of Murphy bed designs, including horizontally oriented beds that flip up from the side, and even bunk beds. The general Murphy bed design, however, involves some sort of cabinet storage that contains the bed frame and mattress. When the bed is needed, the cabinet can be opened and the bed lowered. Modern Murphy bed design utilizes springs that make the processes of taking out and putting away the bed much easier. Murphy bed design has become popular in the interior decorating world, with beds concealing themselves in bookshelves, converting into desks and tables, and even folding into closets.
Though space can be difficult to come by, especially in city apartments or in guest rooms, good closet organization systems and creative solutions like the Murphy bed can be excellent solutions.