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3 Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Small Bedroom

Improve a tiny sleeping haven with clever furniture pieces

Original Article: Katherine Lopez and Paula de Guzman Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo) and Kurt Alvarez

To make the most of a small bedroom, some of us limit the number of furniture that we add to the space. A bed, a side table, and maybe a small dresser will do. But how about your essentials? If you love books, where can you keep your favorite reads? In any area at home, you shouldn't scrimp on proper storage! 

Here are three important tips and must-haves to keep in mind:

Choose the right bed

If you have budget to spare, consider purchasing a bed with storage space underneath. Store beddings in shallow bins that can be easily tucked underneath the bed. You may choose to have your beds customized but there are a few brands who offer pieces with built-in drawers. 

Calvin Bed. P11,950, Philux

RL Tip: Love transforming furniture? "A Murphy bed with storage is an option but you should be able to put it away at daytime when it functions as a study or office area,” shares interior designer Rochelle Granali.

Invest in a quality dresser

A dresser with mirror can add a sophisticated touch to a bedroom. Given the mirrors, it can visually double the space, even in a corner.

Dresser with Mirror, price available upon request, Home Matters

Opt for multipurpose pieces

If you share your bedroom with a friend or sibling, opt for a daybed with pullout. This is also the perfect choice if you love having friends over.

Trent Daybed with Pullout, P7,900, Mandaue Foam Furniture Store

This snippet originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors. Log on to for more details.

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