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14 space-enhancing box bedroom ideas

Your box bedroom may well be the smallest room in your house, but that doesn’t make it the least important! Check out these box bedroom ideas to make the most of this tiny space.

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Box rooms are some of the trickiest spaces to design. They’re often the smallest room in the home, but have an important use – whether it’s as a kids’ bedroom, a teenager’s room or a guest bedroom that can also function as a home office.

These space-enhancing box bedroom ideas will help you to maximise the space you do have so that you can turn a problem space into a cosy sanctuary that anyone would want to sleep in.

1. Cultured box bedroom ideas

box bedroom ideas

Often with a small bedroom, less is more. However, we love that this room has been packed with books and trinkets, telling a real story of the occupants and the places they’ve been! The teal walls combined with the warm neutrals create a cosy, Scandinavian vibe that’s inviting and homely.

2. Modern box room

box room bedroom ideas

This modern bedroom makes the most of the space available with a built-in bed and fitted wardrobes. The simple colour scheme of grey and natural wood avoids overwhelming the space, while the concrete wallpaper adds texture and personality. Create a mood board to achieve a similarly coherent look for your own box bedroom.

3. Clever box room ideas for a bedroom

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We love the clever storage ideas in this tiny box bedroom. The day bed can be used as a sofa or a guest bed, and can even be pulled out to turn into a double! Meanwhile, under-bed drawers, hooks, a hatstand and a railing are all unconventional but extremely useful storage that looks great too!

4. Box room bedroom storage ideas

built-in box room bedroom storage ideas

You might worry about making a small bedroom even smaller by adding built-in wardrobes or other kinds of fitted bedroom furniture. However, it can make the space that’s left feel clean and uncluttered. Here, open shelving and cupboards double up as a headboard, while white fitted wardrobes down the side of the room look just like a plain wall, thanks to their slick design and space-saving sliding doors.

5. Kids’ box bedroom

Kids box bedroom ideas

If you have children, utilising your box room as a kids’ bedroom, playroom or nursery is a great shout. Just look how much kiddy-sized furniture you can fit in a small bedroom, compared to full-sized adult items! Here, the homeowner has opted for dark grey walls, contrasting that with white painted floorboards and furniture.

6. Space-enhancing box room ideas

box room bedroom storage ideas

On the topic of kids’ bedrooms, we love this grey and red bedroom design. The homeowner has cleverly elevated the bed, increasing the footprint of the room to the extent that there’s even enough space for a sofa! It’s a space-saving bedroom idea that’s stylish and adventurous in equal measure!

7. White box room bedroom ideas

White box room bedroom ideas

White is a colour that helps to increase natural light and brighten up even the tiniest of bedrooms. The homeowner here has opted for completely white walls and furnishings, with just a subtle pop of green in the throw and houseplant. In this way, they’ve helped to bring the outside in and place nature at the heart of this rustic bedroom.

8. Colourful small bedroom ideas

Small bedroom ideas

This bedroom boasts a bold orange feature wall, complemented by striped orange bedding. It’s a bedroom colour idea that creates a warm and cosy environment, particularly when the lights are dimmed. We also love how the homeowner has painted the surrounding walls white so that the orange colour scheme doesn’t overwhelm the space – our guide to choosing the perfect paint colours will help you pick the right shades for your own box bedroom.

9. Multipurpose box room

Multipurpose small bedroom ideas

If your box bedroom is also your spare room, it makes sense for it to fulfil a number of uses in the home, rather than just being used on the rare occasion that you have guests to stay. In this Japandi-style box room, a daybed by the window makes the perfect reading corner, while a shelf with a drawer doubles up as a little desk that can be used for working from home on the odd occasion.

10. Box room wallpaper ideas

Box room wallpaper ideas

Just because you’re dealing with a box room, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with wallpaper. This bedroom feature wall commands attention with its giant blue peacock print – a colour that’s echoed in the soft furnishings and painted wall adjacent. Meanwhile, shelving makes use of the room’s height, offering valuable (and aesthetic) storage.

11. Quiet luxury box room bedroom

Quiet luxury box room bedroom ideas

This loft bedroom is all about understated glamour – making it perfect for those wanting to follow the quiet luxury design trend. White walls help to maximise natural light, while a sumptuous upholstered headboard, beautifully crafted bedside table and stylish light fixtures ooze luxury without rubbing it in your face.

12. Practical small room ideas

Practical box room bedroom ideas

This green bedroom offers style and practicality in equal measure. A handy shelf with drawers doubles up as a dressing table thanks to a tiny stool and trendy wall mirror, while the window sill also functions as a bedside table. We love the way that the homeowner has painted the ceiling the same green as the walls, while adding a plywood accent wall to bring in some contrast.

13. Tall box room bedroom storage

Tall box room bedroom storage ideas

Whether you’re dealing with a small bedroom, a small living room or even a small bathroom, the key when it comes to storage is to think up. Here, the homeowner has built wardrobes and a bookcase right up to the ceiling, using the height of the room to increase its storage capacity without cluttering the space. We also love how they’ve made this tiny room into an indoor garden – there’s always space for plants!

14. Small bedroom furnishing ideas

Furnishing small bedroom ideas

Cramming too much into a small space is a bedroom design mistake you’ll want to avoid. But choosing the right furniture can help to give the impression that your box room is bigger than it really is. Here, the shallow desk and chest of drawers help to make the space feel bigger, just by virtue of the fact that the homeowner has managed to squeeze them both in!

Key takeaways

  • White and other light neutrals can help to make your box room feel bigger by maximising natural light
  • Remember to think about how your box room feels in the evening as well as in the daytime – selecting the right lighting design is vital
  • Planning in enough storage is key to avoiding clutter

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