If you’re considering making over a small bedroom but feel you don’t have enough space to work with then you’ve come to the right place. Below we will provide you with some great ideas on how you can work with a small bedroom and not have to compromise on style. Ultimately, you have to bear in mind that the purpose of a bedroom is that it is a space where you rest and recharge. In fact, small bedrooms can often mean better sleep as it’s likely that you won’t have items such as a television in there, distracting your sleep.
Use the guide below to help you transform your small space into the perfect bedroom where you can relax and feel rejuvenated.
- Arranging what you already own
Before you head out to buy new bedroom furniture, you need to think about how you can work with what you already have. Take a piece of paper and draw out the different layout options that are possible before you go ahead and move any furniture around.
- The colour scheme
Don’t think that you need to stick to neutral colours when it comes to the walls in a small bedroom. That said, you don’t want to paint a small room in a very dark colour. However, you could consider appreciating the size and the feeling of the space and paint the room in olive green, dark blue or light grey to complement the feel of the space.
If you need to store any clothes in a small bedroom then purchase a wardrobe that has a sliding door to make space.
- Corner bed
Usually, you’ll see that design experts will tell you to place your bed in the centre of the room. However, to maximise the floor space in a small bedroom, it’s best to place your bed against a wall or in a corner. This will also help to create a bed that feels snug and inviting.
If you are going to update your bed, it is worth investing in a bed that has built-in storage within it.
Floating shelves are an ideal option in small spaces. They are extremely versatile and can be used as a bookcase, a laptop desk or instead of bedside tables.
It may seem like a rug is not really relevant to your bedroom but a rug can actually help to make a room appear bigger. If you do decide to put your bed against a wall or in a corner, place your rug next to your bed so that you have something soft to step on to when you wake each morning. The size of the rug is also important as you don’t want the rug to overwhelm your space, particularly if it has a bold pattern or contains striking colours.
The artwork in a room provides you with something to look at aside of the size of a room. In a small space don’t overdo the artwork and it’s best to choose fewer bigger pieces and place them on different walls. By doing this your eyes will move around the room and focus on the artwork instead of the size of the room.