Remember when bedrooms were just for sleep? Today many people are living in close quarters. From studio and one-bedroom apartments and condominiums, people are constantly seeking ways to live well in small spaces. Each space needs to serve a purpose and many people are looking for ideas to make bedrooms sanctuaries that not only provide the basic furnishings for sleep, but also provide space to work and relax. Contemporary bedroom furniture and space-saving designs help maximize space in small rooms to make them feel more spacious. Living well in close quarters requires, among other things, efficient furnishings. Here are a few tips to consider if you’re hoping to make your bedroom a multi-purpose space that’s as functional as it is beautiful. 1) Go vertical. If the ceilings are high enough, some people are adding lofts for beds so they can use the lower space for other living essentials. It’s an efficient way to maximize a small space, especially if you’re in a studio apartment. [caption id="attachment_3716" align="alignright" width="180"]6511bl-1 Prism Black Swivel TV Lift[/caption] 2) Be creative with room dividers. Some people turn to things like a TVLiftCabinet that looks great from all four sides to divide a space. There are even options with swivel so the TV can be seen from either side. It serves as a great tool to store a large flatscreen television, keeping it out-of-sight when not in use. It also has great storage options for all of the paraphernalia that today’s modern electronics require. Multi-functional furniture like a TVLiftCabinet fit right into today’s modern designs. 3) Consider a Murphy or Pull-out Bed. Today’s options are limitless when it comes to comfortable sleep options. Sleek and sophisticated beds are out-of-sight until you need them and the backs of them can be turned into desks or other functioning space for your bedroom. 4) A well-designed nightstand can do double-duty as a desk. Just make sure it’s wide enough to hold a computer and close to an outlet for easy access to power. 5) Mount shelves and hooks on the walls to serve as storage for books, clothes, and other items you need to make your space uniquely yours. There are so many great options to make sure you’re maximizing your vertical space. So, have fun. Small bedrooms can be so much more than a bed and a dresser – and the extra functionality will make it a more comfortable place to be.