Small bedroom idea: Shag carpet & platforms (1976)

Date: August 1976
Categories: 1970s, Home & garden
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Here’s an interesting idea (including a plan view) to maximize the space in a small bedroom or office. It features impossible-to-miss retro seventies style with its platform area, thick bright yellow shag carpeting and vintage dolls.

Yellow bedroom decor

Accommodating angles

Cutting across from door to window, the “upper level” offers space to sleep and study, and leaves the rest of the room wide open for dressing, play and everything else.

The platform is 14 inches high, with three drawers built into the top riser. The mattress and box spring rest in a box on casters that can be pulled out to make the bed. The design of the desk, window seat and headboard are easily adapted to any room — just plan their sizes and locations around the window.

The angular cabinet at the foot of the bed is bonus storage and can be fitted with shelves or used as a hanging space.

Everything here is plywood. Use a lower grade for the carpeted platform, and a top grade for the built-ins so you can get the smooth glossy finish. Add an acrylic sheet to the desk top to protect the work surface.

Yellow shag carpet


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Publication date: August 1976


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