This room used to be the spare room where all the family's junk would end up, from odds and ends to games, art, tchotchkes, you name it, it was in here. Of course, when Murphy first approached this project, she had no idea where to put it all. After some experimentation with one twin bed, Murphy decided that a twin bunk bed was the best option for the tiny room. The single took up the entire space without offering the two sleeping options that she really needed.
The green paint shade it's Garden Grove by Fine Paints of Europe seems like an unusual option for a small room as most advice we hear is to go white to open it up. But on top of that, she also used a patterned wallpaper for the ceiling.
Somehow, it works. The hidden closet to the side of the vanity is a great way to store clothing and accessories without impacting the rest of the room and taking up precious space. Since the whole room was a complete redesign, Murphy could really have fun with it. As with any small space, storage is crucial, so Murphy ensured a lot of it was built into the walls and hidden away yet still looked stylish. Family Home Tour in One of L. We no longer have to be content with choosing from only a few dozen computer desks.
So I went to Amazon and searched for "computer desk. Yes, you're reading that correctly: Amazon offers about six thousand computer desks! This means that, if you're willing to put in a little effort, you can find a desk that fits your room really, really well. At least, that's what I did, and I managed to find a desk that fits my needs just about as well as I could have asked for. It's hard to see, but my desk fits between my armoire and bed with a half-inch to spare.
Get your cables under control. This one was so easy I don't know why it took my so long to do it. I just mounted my surge protector beneath my desk, added a few twist ties, and viola -- no more cable clutter. This also has the benefit of making cleaning around your cables much easier.
Grow up. While the horizontal space in my room may leave something to be desired, I'm fortunate to have gloriously tall ceilings. I've mounted a whiteboard, coat hooks, and two bookshelves on my walls. One of the bookshelves runs along the wall next to my bed. The other is mounted eight feet high, and there's still plenty of room for me to build higher. I like to think of my room as like Manhattan in this respect, except I get to look at exposed brick instead of New Jersey.
This shelf is mounted eight feet up my wall so it doesn't feel like it takes up space. Stop putting things away. Every time I clean up and find myself "putting things away" I know it's only a matter of time until I have to clean them up again. The clue is right there in the saying: putting things "away. But other stuff almost by definition can't be put away, like books you're currently reading or mail you've yet to process. Next time you're putting something "away," ask yourself if there's a place you can put it that makes your room feel cleaner but is still accessible.
Find an equilibrium state for your things. Get rid of stuff you don't need. For someone who doesn't shop for clothes, I manage to amass an impressive amount of clothing. I also have a hard time getting rid of stuff, usually because I either tell myself I'll surely need it someday or I can't get rid of it because it has sentimental value.
This is unsustainable, and luckily a friend taught me a trick for clothes that you're having trouble ditching: Go through your clothing and take out all the stuff that you think you should get rid of but can't bring yourself to.
For anything that has sentimental value, take a picture of it. Then fold it neatly and stick it in a bag.