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Particularly small bedroom areas make for an exciting challenge from an interior design perspective. Given they represent your own private space, you naturally will want to decorate and personalize it to your own unique tastes and preferences. But, given you need to sleep and usually change in these spaces, most of the floorspace will inevitably be taken up by furniture pieces. However, this is not an uncommon problem.
As such, there are plenty of innovative and creative ideas amateur designers can implement to make what could otherwise be a dank and unpleasant space into somewhere you love to be. Your bedroom must be a comfortable space given that it is somewhere you’ll spend at least a third of your life in.
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Use Unique Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
The first thing you should consider when designing a small bedroom is the layout of the furniture. Naturally, you will need a bed, a dresser, and a nightstand, at least. If you work from home or are currently in higher education, a desk will likely be necessary as well.
Since you are working with a small overall area, and furniture will naturally take up a large proportion of the square footage, it is a good idea to choose furniture which incorporates space-saving design techniques.
This is quite commonly integrated into desks and nightstands, and as such, finding one with extra draws for space is pretty easy. You can even find beds that have storage solutions designed into the base.
However, it is more important for your bed to be comfortable rather than practical since it is where you’ll be spending most of your time in your bedroom. Ultra-luxurious options such as this adjustable base here will make sure your bedroom is always a place you love to be.
It is also beneficial if you can save space by using the same furniture for multiple purposes. Dressers can be great surfaces for additional decorations, as well as light fixtures, for example. Alternately, simply placing some cushions on your bed against a wall can turn it into an effective sitting area.
Organize Your Room Simplistically
There’s no perfect way to design the layout of a small bedroom. The rooms which appear to be the most spacious to the naked eye are often minimalist, though.
Having adequate walk space on either side of your bed is not only important for the flow of the room, but it also creates the illusion of more space overall.
Similarly, cluttered areas often feel overly crowded and can exacerbate the claustrophobic feelings associated with smaller rooms.
Too much decoration can make even larger spaces feel stuffy and overcrowded. This is one of the most effective ways of making your room feel as spacious as possible, and best of all, you can do it for free!
Utilize Your Walls If You Have Very Small Bedroom Layout
If you are struggling to fit everything into your bedroom using just your floor space, it’s time to think vertically.
You’d be surprised at how much storage you can keep on your walls alone by installing a few shelves onto your bedroom walls. This is far from all you can do with your walls, though.
Adding magnetic note-boards or bulletin boards can be helpful, especially if you are currently using your bedroom as a makeshift office. Hooks on the back of your door can also be good places for hanging coats, jackets, and bags.
Experiment with Color
An old adage in interior design is never to paint small rooms dark colors. This is because, in theory, it emphasizes the gloom typical of poorly designed smaller bedrooms.
Today, however, designers are more open to experimenting with how color accents smaller spaces.
To maximize the appearance of space though, neutral and lighter tones are still preferable. As such, white, cream, and eggshell wall colors are ever-popular choices.
If you do want to mix it up a bit, though, darker blues and greys can look very chic, providing you compliment them with adequate sunlight.
Create the Illusion of Space
While there is plenty you can do to create more storage and space, you can’t physically change the size of your room. But that does not mean you can’t add a few quick features to give the room the feel of more space, even if it doesn’t actually have it.
A monochrome color scheme is a great place to start. Natural light has a similar space-creating effect, so incorporate as much of it as possible.
From there, try including some mirrors. Mirrors reflect light, so further add to the spaciousness emphasized by it.
Do you have any tricks to make a small bedroom seem larger?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.