Build in around the window
Using a window to centralize the layout of the room and building in around it is an efficient use of space. It is also very visually appealing because it produces a symmetrical layout.
Another version of built-ins add seating space and the trundle bed provides an extra space for overnight guests.
Kerrie L. Kelly
Long narrow rooms seem to be a common problem in bedrooms. This room again uses built -ins to frame the bed thus creating extra storage space and the perfect place to highlight a piece of art. Using the length of the room for the bed enables a very symmetrical layout which allows for access to both sides of the bed. Walking in to a room and looking over the length of the bed also makes the room look longer and more spacious.
Compact and serene with one wallop of design on the floor. Do you think removing the rug would make the room look even more spacious? I particularly love the way the small window has been made the focal point with wall to wall draperies.
Use the walls
No place to put a bedside table... just hang one on the wall.
Move furniture to the edge of the room
Pushing furniture to the far edge of a room works well in some cases. The addition of the large stripes visually expands this room. Keeping the colours neutral with very little contrast also adds to the spacious look. This is little more than a large closet, but it is so inviting.
Another central layout that uses the edge of a room effectively.
Build it up
Build it into a corner
This seems to be such a safer solution than regular bunk beds. The design also allows you to float it in the centre of the room. Lots of storage space is created as a result of the steps and centre placement.
Build it into a corner
Using a corner to lay out beds is a very efficient use of space. I've seen this work effectively with two twin beds as in the photo above, but never two bunk beds!
Float the bed
Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design
No closet space? Don't let that stop you. Float the bed in the middle of the room with a high headboard and install a closet system behind it.
Use space at the foot of the bed
Janell Beals - Isabella & Max
This is a creative use of space for a desk. It builds on the central layout of the room and keeps everything accessible . Benches, chairs, trunks, a small bookcase etc. are other possibilities.
Use glass creatively
Use furniture as a divider