As the name suggests, a bedroom is a place for resting and recharging. While modern and luxurious design ideas suggest that you need a sitting area, a small office, or a king-size bed in your bedroom, your small bedroom may be a blessing for a better night’s sleep.
The American Sleep Association recommends getting good sleep is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Distractions like the TV and work can disrupt your sleep patterns. The less there is to do in your bedroom, the more sleep you set yourself up for, and the more you can maximize space. Here are some lovely design ideas to help you maximize your space.
While most bedroom decorating ideas suggest placing the bed at the center of the room, small bedroom floor plans often call for a different approach. Tuck your bed up to one side, against or near the wall or a corner, rather than placing it in the middle. The less you have in the center of the room, the more spacious your bedroom will feel.
Doing so will create a sleeping area that feels snug and cozy. However, a bed in the corner can make the room feel too much like a college dorm, but there’s a solution to that too. Add two headboards at the corner to create a finished, designer look to a bedroom and scrap off that college dorm look. By piling on plush pillows, the bed can serve as a seating area during the day.
Mirrors are functional when it comes to making small spaces look large. They can expand a small bedroom by creating the illusion of a bigger room. Position a mirror to reflect the light of a window and increase the natural light in your space. Not only will this create incredible optical illusions, but it’s also an inexpensive decoration idea for your bedroom.
Here’s an easy way to incorporate a big mirror. Find a body-length mirror and lean it up against the wall facing the window. No holes in the walls are needed. Though, you’ll want to secure it with a wall tacky for peace of mind knowing that it won’t slide across the floor and break. Even easier, you can opt for mirrored furniture, like an armoire with mirrors on the doors. It is a creative way to maximize space and open up your room.
If you don’t like the look of visible storage, use the space below your bed to keep things you don’t use as often. Instead of stuffing things casually under the mattress, consider getting long, low plastic bins or boxes that are designed specifically for under-bed storage to organize your items. They can hold a lot of stuff such as clothes, shoes, toys, and other belongings.
If you’re in the market for a new bed, consider a bed with drawers underneath for extra storage. Alternatively, put your bed on risers if you want to create more space for storage under it.
Read more about HOW TO DECORATE A LARGE LIVING ROOM.
Mount Wall Storage
To maximize space in a small bedroom, walls are the perfect place to mount storage space. Stack long shelves above each other to create a faux bookshelf effect or stagger shelving across the length of your bedroom wall to provide more room for storage. Place items on them that you don’t mind displaying, like books or files.
You can choose shelves in any material or style to match the vibe of your room, too. For example, natural wood shelves are chicer, while cool metal shelves are edgy and modern. You can also mount floating furniture on the wall if you have limited floor space. This provides more room underneath the table for storage. You can hang almost any piece of furniture, from a nightstand next to the bed to a long, low shelf as a hanging desk.
Organize Your Closet
If your closet is messy or overflowing, you won’t get the most storage space out of it, and it may make the room feel even smaller. Start by decluttering your closet by getting rid of or donating things you no longer want. Then, hang delicate clothes, like blouses or dresses, and install shelves or buy a shelving unit for heavier folded pieces, like pants or sweaters. Use a shoe rack to keep your footwear off the floor.
To add more space for hanging clothes, place an additional rod underneath the existing one in your closet. A tension rod is far easier to install, and it would be enough for your lightweight clothing. If you have insufficient space, you can also put your dresser in your closet. Not only will it open up your bedroom area, but it also makes practical sense to keep your clothes in one spot.
Use The Ceiling
If you have a small bedroom, use all the space you can get, including the ceiling. Instead of taking up precious space with a bulky floor lamp, choose lighting that goes on the roof, like a pendant light or a chandelier. If you opt for a chandelier or other type of hanging light fixture, install it to hang high to accommodate tall people. Adding a unique chandelier or pendant light is an excellent way to give your room a focal point and add some cozy lighting.