Even larger homes can sometimes have small bedrooms, and with the trend to building smaller, bedrooms have shrunk even more. Just getting a bed into some of the more diminutive spaces can seem like a challenge, but small bedrooms can be charming and very restful. All it takes is a few tricks.
- Make use of built-ins (or fake it)
Built-in cabinets, bookcases and nightstands can help free up space by keeping small rooms clean and uncluttered.
- Dispense with the nightstands
Try wall-mounted shelves as a space-saving nightstand alternative.
- Keep the lines simple
Stick to clean, uncluttered lines of furniture that take up less visual space.
- Don’t forget the drama
Small doesn’t mean forgotten. Add mirrors or bold accents to make a small room really pop.
- Add seating
What? Seating in a small room? Yep! Try a simple bench at the foot of the bed, or a small cozy chair in the corner.
- Let in the light
Get as much natural light into the space as possible, use mirrors to reflect and maximize the light. It creates a more open feeling.
- Sneak storage wherever you can
That may mean under the bed, or “hidden in plain sight” thanks to colorful boxes (great to store sheets and blankets).
- Make your bed a star
In a small space, you can keep the bed as clean-lined and simple as possible for a modern look, or go ahead and pile on the pillows and make it into a luxurious nest.