Holiday DIY Ideas
Looking to create some additional space in smaller bedrooms? Wondering what holiday DIY ideas and projects to tackle? Well look no further. At TimBuild Stellenbosch we have loads of space saving products such as Smart DiY Cupboards, crates and containers, but here are some Holiday DIY ideas on creating extra space in specifically bedrooms.
There are so many ways that you can give the illusion of a larger room – mirrors come to mind, but there are also many other ways that you can maximize the small space that you have available and make it go further, virtually giving you a larger bedroom.
Swop curtains for blinds
Curtains tend to take up more space than you realize – or at least they give the illusion of taking up space. If you’re dealing with a small bedroom, you can add the illusion of more space by taking out the curtains. This allows more natural light into the room which also makes it appear larger.
Ditch the headboard
If your bedroom suite includes a large, overbearing headboard, you can create more space by removing that big headboard. You don’t have to go without a headboard of course, you can build on right on the wall. This not only takes away that bulky headboard that you currently have but it allows you to push your bed flush against the wall, giving you a few extra inches of space at the foot of the bed.
Floating furniture & shelves
A desk or dresser can take up loads of space, which you may not have to spare in a smaller bedroom. Instead of using larger pieces of furniture, you can create floating furniture which gives you the storage and work space you need without taking up too much floor space. You just build the furniture on the wall, which also gives you additional floor space for storing other items that you may need in the room.
Hang the bedside lamp
You can hang your lamp, if you have one on the bedside table that is, and free up additional space on the table. Or maybe you don’t have room for a bedside table and wonder where in the world your extra lighting will go. This hanging lamp is perfect for getting extra light and doing it without needing extra space. Plus, it’s a gorgeous wired lamp that uses Christmas lights – it gives off a warm and romantic glow.
Store it behind the bed
A shelf behind the bed would be perfect for keeping books and other items out of sight and organized. If you have the space – and this doesn’t take up much room – you can build a little bookcase type storage area behind the bed and then just cover it up with curtains. You’ll need a bed without a headboard for this so that you can easily access the items on the shelves. It gives off a great vintage vibe- remember those old beds with bookcases built into the headboards? You can even use old drawers as decorative storage units.
Over the door shelves
The thing about small bedrooms is you just don’t have all the storage space that you get in a larger room. You may not have space for a dresser and bookshelf or desk or tables. If you need additional storage and you just don’t have room for something that sits on the floor – move it to the wall. This over the door shelf idea is genius. You could have this in every room and give yourself a little extra storage.
What’s behind the mirror?
Mirrors help to open up small spaces and make them seem larger. If you’re dealing with a small bedroom, a mirror or two – or even three – would help to make the room appear to have much more space. When you use that mirror to also store jewelry, you’re freeing up clutter form the dresser which also makes more space. This DIY mirror jewelry storage cabinet is easy to make and helps that smaller room seem much larger.
And there you go; we searched the internet for ideas on your behalf all you need to do is get creative. Should you need any advice or product information when planning your holiday DIY ideas and projects feel free to contact TimBuild Stellenbosch for expert advice and the best pricing on your doorstep.