Everyone needs living space that keeps up with their lifestyle, and when you’re short on room, your furniture needs to work even harder. See how interior designer Frida Roos used flexible storage, textiles and clever lighting to create a smart, airy space.
“This is a room for people who live in a limited space, who want easy access to everything they love,” explains interior designer Frida Roos. Placing the bed in the middle of the room is key to this look as it frees up lots of space around it to put other furniture, like a desk, behind the headboard.
Your choice of materials and textiles can make even a small room feel light and airy. “Avoid a lot of patterns, and use soft shapes and materials such as rattan and natural textiles for a balanced feel,” recommends Frida. Also, arrange task, mood and general lighting according to how you use your space.
The role of open storage is to keep the items you love on display and the things you use often close at hand. But no matter how organised your wardrobe is, sometimes you’ll want your stuff out of sight. If wardrobe doors will stretch your budget too far or you don’t have the space to open them, then try hanging a curtain across your open storage instead.
“You can create this look on a budget by storing away the clutter and organising small items in boxes and baskets,” advises Frida. As well as using the practical inserts and fittings for PAX to make the most of the hanging space in your wardrobe, you can add personality with pretty stationery boxes for smaller belongings.
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Interior designer: Frida Roos
Photographer: Karl-Johan Hjertström