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Square metre challenge part 1: tiny bedroom for two

24 June 2016

Living small is the new living large. We challenged ourselves to make a rental bedroom for two as small as possible. Then we tested it! In the first episode of this series, we show how multifunctional, movable and layered solutions create storage and open floor space.

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“I tried to see the possiblities instead of the limitations. This was especially a challenge because it’s a rental, and I didn’t want to drill so many holes in the walls.”

Therese, stylist and problem solver

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Check out how we used METOD kitchen cabinets to make a bed with tons of storage.

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Storage that moves out of the way is great for small space like this IVAR shelving unit hack.

Made by

Interior designer: Therese Ericsson
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copywriter: Marissa Frayer
Photographer: Johan Månsson/Sandra Werud
Editor: Linda Harkell