Rylie wrote us the other day with a dilemma and I thought I'd post it here to see if anyone has some brilliant ideas to help her with her space. "I would like to ask you if there's any chance that you might chance upon some wonderful ideas for rooms that are narrow. Its because my bedroom is kind of narrow and long, and I have no idea what to do about it. I mean I can hardly move stuff around without blocking the way. I've attached some photos of my room, pardon the mess! I've tried moving some things before but it always looks so... cluttered to me, so space-less!"
I TOTALLY know what she's going though, as my house is 12' wide and the second bedroom is 7' wide. I have to run off to do some errands so I'll give my quick opinion and leave it to the rest of you to hopefully help her out.
I like the bed at the far end. I'd leave it there, and hang draperies all around that end of the room from floor to ceiling (even huge painters canvas tarps from Home Depot, and you can try dying them). That will give it a cocoon type feeling. I'd put the white Expedit shelving unit where the desk is to separate the sleeping area from the rest of the space. Then leave the dressers where they are and put the desk opposite them or vice versa. I think you need alot of storage bins and baskets (particularly to store all the items in the black shelving) so you can keep less of your stuff visible. And if you're allowed, paint the front part of the room something bold. :)