Sometimes a tiny sleeping room can feel more like a cluttered box than a relaxing refuge. If the area lacks the right color palette, smart furniture, storage, and natural light, it can feel uncomfortable and cramped. You have to remodel the entire room to add actual square footage, but luckily, there are professional, decorating tips and tricks to fool the eye into seeing the room as larger than it actually is. Here are some tips that can make even the smallest bedroom much more spacious, functional and organized.
Nothing makes a room as small as clutter. One of the easiest way to make your bedroom look spacious, airy and fresh is to get rid of anything that is unattractive, yet unneeded. You can think about moving items in other rooms of your home, selling them online or just giving them to other people. You don’t like the minimal style, try to find the happy medium with just a few accessories, artworks or photos. Use baskets, flat packs, under-bed boxes to store items that you don’t want to throw away or items that you don’t currently wear or use less often. Double duty pieces are ideal for small bedrooms. The ottoman, for instance can serve as a storage option for books, magazines, linens and blankets as well as a footrest.
USE VERTICAL SPACE
If you have a small room, you should think vertical. There’s probably not enough floor space, but you can make the room seem larger by using the walls right up to the ceiling. Floor to ceiling built-in shelves are a magnificent way to add interest, storage and visual space to your bedroom. You can also think of incorporating bookcases that are tall enough to reach the ceiling, just make sure the shelves you pick are the same color as the walls. By incorporating such items you will make your room look larger and more organized.
Every bedroom needs at least one mirror, but you can use more than one in your tiny space. Mirrors are one of the easiest ways in making the room look bigger than it is. There are so many ways to incorporate them into the bedroom:
- Chrome or mirrored finished furniture, lamps, or other decors
- Small mirrors grouped on the wall
- Large mirror over the bed
- Ornate mirror over the dresser
- Mirror closet doors
You can go with two or three ideas from this list to expand your space.
TRY A LIGHT PALETTE
You have probably heard that dark hues can close the space, while whites can open it up. You don’t need to decorate your bedroom in all snow white, but you can stick to shades of white or a soft, light color palette. Pastel colors work perfectly in small rooms. A mix of white and one bright or mid-tone color is also a great choice. Shades of purple, green and blue can enlarge your bedroom, while the other warmer shades can have the opposite effect.
KEEP FURNITURE IN SCALE
Your bedroom may be limited on space, but that doesn’t have to mean that you need to stick to tiny furniture – you just need to find items that are sized appropriately and in scale for your space. Choose a bed size that allows you to fit at least one nightstand. A dresser that is narrow and tall works better than a wide and short one in a tiny area. To create an airy and open feel in your tiny space, give your furniture a lift with legs. Not every furniture needs to have legs, but try to have at least one item with some height. The more wall and floor that shows, the larger your bedroom will appear.