Make your bedroom a vacation paradise

Make your bedroom a vacation paradise

Pallav PaudelAug 16, '20

Looking for small bedroom furniture? Check out our updated article about small space beds. 

Calling all small space dwellers! Big city apartments, vintage home layouts, and modern space downsizing all call for design that expands the possibilities of small. If you need a bedroom makeover but don’t think you have enough bedroom to work with, you’re in the right place. We’ve got some lovely small bedroom ideas to prove small spaces can be stylish.

While modern and luxurious design ideas often tell you that you need to have a sitting area, small office, or a king-size bed in your bedroom, don’t forget that a bedroom’s main function is to be a place to rest and recharge. And you don’t have to do much to create a beautiful space to do so.

Your small bedroom may be a blessing for a better night’s sleep. The American Sleep Association recommends keeping stimulating activities out of the bedroom. They warn that distractions like the TV, internet, and work can disrupt your sleep patterns. So, the less there is to do in your bedroom, the more sleep you set yourself up for. How’s that for smart design?

Here are savvy small room decorating ideas to help you create a bedroom space that may be small in square footage, but is big in style. 

  1. Light and Bright Decorating Ideas

The color white is an expansive and practical choice for small bedroom decor. It keeps the space from looking too busy or boxed in. Painting your bedroom white will make it look bigger. Using white or lighter colors combats the absence of large wall space or windows to brighten up your space. 

Afraid of being too stark? To keep your small bedroom from feeling cold or void of personality, layer your whites with different textures and white-on-white patterns for drama. In the bedroom above, the simple addition of a patterned throw and chrome bedside lamps transforms the room for sterile to stylish. 

  1. Cozy Corner Bed

Most bedroom decorating ideas feature the bed by centering it on the wall. However, narrow floor plans and limited space call for deviation for this.

To maximize the floor space, tuck your bed up against a wall or corner. The effect will create a sleeping area that feels snug and cozy. If it feels too much like a college dorm, add a two headboard corner system to create a finished, designer look to a bedroom.

  1. Slim Headboard and Bed Frame

A few inches of extra space can make a small bedroom feel like a luxurious master bedroom. Part ways with your footboard-style bed frame and replace it with a simple modern headboard to finish the look of your bed.

Or, opt for a Hollywood-style bed frame that supports the bottom of the bed and extends no further than the perimeter of the mattress. You can decorate the space above the bed with art, or add a headboard later.

  1. Minimalist Style

Add space to your small master bedroom by paring it down to your favorite essentials. The focus of this space is undeniably the bed, so keep furniture pieces and accessories down to a minimum.

Even better, use sleek, contemporary built-ins for additional storage. Built-ins maximize storage while looking like they’re not even there. A good built-in around your bed creates a cozy sleeping nook while adding plenty of storage. 

  1. DIY Mirror Magic

Mirrors expand a small bedroom by creating the illusion of a bigger room. Positioning a mirror to reflect the light of a window is also the only way to up the natural light in your space.

The easiest way to incorporate a big mirror to your space? Try this DIY technique. Buy a body-length mirror and lean it up against the wall. Find a body-length mirror and lean it up against the wall. No holes needed. Though, you’ll want to secure it with wall tacky for peace of mind.

  1. Small Bedroom Storage Under the Bed

If you’re in the market for a new bed, consider a bed with drawers underneath for extra storage. If space is so limited that drawers may not open easily, use decorative bins under your bed for additional storage. We love milk crates and other woven baskets that hold up well and look great doing it.

  1. Loft Living

If floor space is limited but you have higher ceilings, consider adding a loft or platform for your sleeping area with storage or seating underneath. This isn’t an option for everyone, but for those who don’t mind climbing into bed, this layout can completely transform a small room.

  1. Bold Wallpaper

Just because your bedroom is small doesn’t mean it has to be dull. Add a bold wallpaper pattern to a focal wall, like your headboard wall.