Cramped quarters can feel claustrophobic, quite frankly, unlivable. But sometimes we have no say in the size of our bedroom. And the good news is that little strategic styling and creative organization will make your small space feel pretty close to palatial. Just steal these designers’ tricks, and you’ll know size doesn’t actually matter.
Consider trading your bedroom lamps for sconces, which don’t take up any surface space since they’re wall mounted.
If you don’t have enough room to pull up a bench to the end of your bed, try a stool instead. It’ll add that desired design polish and give you somewhere to put on your shoes or store a blanket, but it won’t look as bulky or take up as much visual real estate.
Use All Available Space
One of the biggest challenges in a small bedroom is finding places to put all your stuff since the bed takes up most of the room. Be resourceful! Even a windowsill can provide extra storage space for decor, lighting, and other essentials when there’s no room for an extra table.
Let Furniture Work for You
Consider double-duty pieces, such as a nightstand that doubles as a dresser. If you can only fit one piece of furniture in your bedroom, make sure it’s one that offers a few functional benefits.
Add a Murphy Bed
Don’t waste valuable floor footprint on a bed when you aren’t using the room for sleep. By installing a Murphy bed, you can conveniently and easily fold it away when it is not needed, and you get a whole new room back.
Go Dark with Walls (or Accent Walls!)
Contrary to popular belief, dark colors don’t necessarily make a room feel smaller—sometimes they even have the opposite effect, creating the illusion of an expansive space.
Don’t Be Afraid to Break Design Rules
In a small bedroom, wall space is precious and should not be wasted, so don’t be afraid to put your bed beneath the window. Styled well, the window and curtains can create a natural focal point.
Fake space until you make space. The use of well-placed closet mirrors can make a small bedroom feel larger