In small bedrooms or guest rooms, space problems quickly arise: the bed alone occupies so much space that there is not much room left for a cupboard. Both can be wonderfully combined - with a niche for the bed, which is integrated into the cabinet front. Such a small nest also offers a lot of security. We will show you how to make customized storage space with a bunk.
Looked of ...
... a Munich bedroom, planned by interior design Rathke: A white fitted wardrobe front framed the double bed with upholstered headboard. Set up slightly away from the wall, the niche can serve as a shelf and bedside table. Directly above the bed, the built-in wardrobes are less deep than on the sides, harmonizing with the proportions of the bed.That's how it's done:
A niche bed in the built-in wardrobe is best planned together with a professional carpenter. That's the only way you can find a tailor-made solution that really adapts to the space and does not give away valuable storage space.
Before you start, ask yourself the following questions:
- What is the purpose of the storage space?
- Do you want open shelves or a closed cupboard?
- How should the cupboard or the shelf be divided?
What you need:
- a usage concept
- a color concept
- a carpenter of your trust
- the material (for example MDF or prefabricated cabinet elements)
- a cozy bed
Difficult to expert level
This closet offers plenty of storage space in the small bedroom of a Dutch holiday home. In the middle, it leaves enough room for the head of a cuddly bed. In white, with slightly recessed fitted wardrobes, the front is not too massive. A small picture bar, decorated with your favorite photos, creates a personal touch.
This millimeter-sized bed niche in a New York apartment, completely remodeled by Architecture Workshop, blends into the rest of the apartment. The wood and white tones make it a great place to sleep with an integrated shelf, indirect lighting and storage space for small things. The entire sleeping area can also be separated by a sliding wall - and the bed can even fold into the closet.
If a niche already exists, it can be used through a built-in shelf to the last corner, even with sloping walls. In this case, the space was sufficient not only for part of the bed, but also for a mini-wardrobe, an additional compartment, a picture bar and the bedside lamp.
Further inspirations for bedrooms
A niche solution can make room available that would otherwise have been given away. In this room, a bedside table next to the bed could have stood - but the custom-built built-in wardrobe with open and closed elements offers a multiple of storage space and storage space. A narrow ledge behind the bed makes room for decorations that lighten up with colorful accents.
Custom built wardrobes and shelves may of course be filled in the bedroom or guest room with other things than clothing and bedding. For example with books. Thus, the selection increases when you handle the evening thriller.
Due to the different depth of the shelves and cabinets, the available space in this room is optimally utilized and varied. Even a small niche like this can hold a surprisingly large amount of storage space.
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In addition to bespoke solutions for bed niches, there is also the easy way to place two high wardrobes next to the bed. Above the bed wall-mounted shelves provide additional shelves and replace the bedside table.
Tip: Design the rule floors in the same color as the wall. This is how your books and decorative objects look best, and the wall above the bed does not look overcharged.
Do you have a niche that fits into a built-in wardrobe? Or do you rather sleep without cabinets over your head?