Get a console table for your bed that doubles as a shelf and a desk.
Hang towels and things on the back of your door.
Disguise your desk as a bedside table.
Or, instead of a footboard, use your desk.
Prop up your bed on risers.
Or go for a high bed with tons of drawers.
Go the super-cheap route with an air mattress and milk crates.
Make a low-profile hanging hamper.
Tuck your bed into an alcove.
Make one wall a focal point with removable wallpaper.
Suspended tables can create an illusion of space.
Desks and dressers can also float.
Hide a shelf behind your bed.
Turn old drawers into stackable shelves.
You can skip the headboard in favor of a few inches of more floorspace.
Or build a cushy headboard that hangs on the wall.
If you don't have a closet, offset your bed from the wall and create a closet behind it.
Use every corner of space.
More corner tricks: Hang some hangers.
Cover your windows with frosty film.
Looking for color? Use paper instead.
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