The design of the bedroom plays a huge role in our perception of our homes as it is the space in which we are supposed to feel relaxed and comfortable. While there are plenty of properties that you can change in the design of your bedroom, size is usually not one of them. If you live in an urban apartment or a humble home with a compact layout, then you might be all too familiar with the issues one can face in decorating a small bedroom.
But, while a small bedroom might constrain you in undertaking some larger projects such as walk-in closets or small lounging areas, it doesn’t mean that you should give up on anything other than a bed. There are plenty of furniture pieces such as a bedroom swing chair, hanging lamps, space-saving nightstands and hidden storage solutions that can make your small bedroom feel large enough.
Keep a clean and simple layout to maximize the open space
It really depends just how small of a bedroom you are dealing with, but when it comes to small spaces, a clean and simple layout is proven time and time again to free up some open space to walk around in. You could always push the bed to the end of one of the walls but if possible, you should always ensure that there is enough space to walk on either side of the bed. This will also create a sort of illusion of space.
Make space for storage in uncommon places
The bedroom requires plenty of storage. There are tons of sheets, cushions and what not that take a lot of space and if you add the clothes and accessories to all of that, you can easily overflow the entire room with storage units for each of these things. But when you’re dealing with a small bedroom, the one thing you must avoid is to make it look even smaller or cluttered. This is why you need to make an effort to find areas that you can use as hidden storage for all of that extra baggage. Resort to DIY projects if you have to create some really custom solutions. This includes making use of floating shelves, creative nightstands that integrate in the wall etc.
Use functional decor
Maximizing the space in a small bedroom means that you need to be a bit picky when it comes to choosing the decorations that you want to put up on the wall or anywhere else in the bedroom. There are plenty of decorations that bring their decorative charm but also something on the side – another purpose which can give you some more storage or organization options for your bedroom. But it’s not all about storage, is it?
Creative furniture items you can find here such as swing chairs, eye-catching lighting options in the style of modern chandeliers and mounted lights can also add much to the decor of your small bedroom without violating its limited physical space. In the end, you might even choose to create your own wall art and embed into it some functional solutions. This way you will have a lot more control and will be able to really customize your experience.
Unleash the power of the sun
Whether your bedroom is dressed in a light, neutral, vibrant or dark color palette, natural light plays a key role in its presentation and perception. It helps make the room feel less-claustrophobic and more alive. Of course, you will need to make sure that you can also block that natural light for those times you are feeling like you want to sleep in a bit later.