Asked on Oct 7, 2017

Advice, help on redecorating my room for more space, less clunky

LindaBarbara GiragosianLinda Sikut


That’s the pics of my room. It’s approx 9.5x10. My bed is a queen. So I need more room. There’s absolutely nothing to do in. Here. I live in Southern California I’m looking to try to spend under a few hundred dollars. I like minimal or whatever. I’m actually super open on designs. I’m a guy btw. I don’t want to but if I need to buy. A new bed I was thinking of a full and sorry for the pics, dogs woke me up at 430 am and I can’t sleep. I’m just looking for more space and if wanna have someone come play some video games they don’t have to sit on the bed

3 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Is this a room in an apartment or is this a room in your parent's home? If it's in an apartment I would move the TV and video games to a different room. A bedroom is for sleeping, and all of that blue light from your TV and games actually affects your sleep. If it's in your parent's home, a smaller bed might help make it look like you have some space but the difference in the bed size still isn't much and you still need a place for the guys to sit.

    You can make more room in your closet by making a double rod. One higher and one lower. You'll have to measure your shirts & jackets (plus the hanger) to figure out how far apart they can be. Start by moving your current rod up (double the space that you need) then install a lower rod. You can put shelves on both of them and use fold over pants hangers if you hang your pants. There are a lot of closet space savers like this available but making your own is simple and a lot less expensive. I have done this in every bedroom closet in my home.

    Hope some of these ideas help. A 9.5 x 10 room is very small for all of the things you want to have in it. Good luck figuring it out. :)
  • Barbara Giragosian
    on Oct 7, 2017

    How about a Murphy bed, queen size, a coat of paint and folding chairs.
  • Linda
    on Oct 8, 2017

    I suggest centering the bed under the window with 2 nightstand or bedside tables as large as possible with as many drawers &/or shelves as possible. Then utilize all the closet floor space for dresser, credenza, wire drawer sets, whatever will provide your needed storage. As to the "bedroom TV" (definitely man-sized) could it or a smaller one be hung over the closet? Or move it to wall facing the door so wires/accessories can be in closet? Or in the closet so you open the door for TV viewing? Good luck!
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