When you start off with a bedroom that is barely 60 sqft, and doesn’t have a closet you might be tempted to call in a twin bed, or worse yet, a futon. In the case of this Manhattan junior one bedroom, after some planning and careful measuring, we were able to fit a full bed, a night stand and a full wardrobe!

Because we were dealing with a very small room, I didn’t want to overwhelm the entire space with color. I opted for a blush tone and only painted six feet of the 9 foot wall.To add lighting without taking up valuable real estate, I perched these two wall lamps from Ikea on the wall with an adhesive cord cover from Home DepotAdding different textures and patterns while keeping the colors in the same neutral family, allowed us to add plenty of style to the room without making the small space too busy.

A full size headboard and bed were just the right size for the room. The gold faux bamboo nightstand/ side table from Target provides a great place3 for books and additional lighting without taking up to much visual space. Anytime you can see through a piece of furniture, it feels less heavy, and lends to an airy and light look in the space.

Injecting personal, sentimental belongings into a design help to make a house really feel like home. Including this dream catcher by the side of the bed, not only added an additional element of style, but also made for a more peaceful night.

By removing the full size door and adding a french bi-fold door in it’s place, we were able to clear enough room to build a custom  Ikea Pax wardrobe to house all those wonderful shoes.


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