Small bedrooms often challenge your creativity to decorate the bedroom with an ideal design. Nevertheless, you can still work with the given space you have and make the most of it. Here are some ideas on how to decorate a small bedroom.
1. Don’t clutter
This is not a suggestion, it is a must. Scraps of paper, old bills, old magazines, kid’s toys, or other things that can clutter your bedroom should be removed or put in their appropriate places. Make this a habit. Cluttering will only narrow the already limited space.
2. Choose the right furniture
Instead of using a wide and short dresser or wardrobe, opt for tall and slim furniture with few details and a simple design. Besides saving the space, slim and tall designs of furniture give the illusion of a more spacious room. In order to save more space, opt for a queen-sized bed instead of a king-sized one. It is best if you can obtain a bed that has storage space under the bed since that space normally is wasted and only collects dust. Omit bedside tables; and to compensate, you can install shelves on the wall to store things.
3. Keep everything simple
Besides furniture, you can achieve simplicity on window decoration, bedding and flooring. Avoid heavy patterns, ornaments and materials and choose light ones instead. Opt for plain bed sheets with single pattern and light curtains that match the wall color. There is no need for richly detailed draperies. Blinds are a better option for a small bedroom. If they are not necessary, additional accessories should not be put inside the bedroom. Place them in other more spacious rooms.
4. Use bright color paint
Instead of using dark colors such as purple, black or dark blue, paint the wall using bright colors such as sea green, soft pink, or baby blue. Brighter colors will enhance the impression of a roomy space.
5. Select good lighting
For small bedrooms, you can choose any type of lamp except floor lamps. Mount the lamps on the wall to save space. Install the lamps by positioning them nearby to the bed, which will add the illusion of a huger room. Don’t use glaring lights; lamps with soft and gentle light are preferable.
6. Place the mirror effectively
Place a mirror where it can reflect natural light from the window. The reflection of the mirror gives an airier feeling to your bedroom. Be careful that you don’t place the mirror in the wrong place. If it reflects clutter, it will only add to the feeling of clutter and it can trigger a distressful feeling.