So, you’re dealing with a small space in your bedroom. But there’s no room for stress either! With a few interesting tricks and smart furniture layout, you can make sure that your bedroom has enough space for freedom of movement without any clutter. Still, you should make a plan first. That way, you won’t move furniture around or take up projects mindlessly. Take a look at some of the following tips and see which ones will work the best for your particular bedroom. Then you can create a complete plan and stick to it for the maximum efficiency in arrangement and best results possible.
Start with your walls
The first and simplest thing you can do is to assess the condition and appearance of your walls. If the shade is too dark, it will only visually minimize the space in your already small bedroom. In that respect, you may want to change up the paint, and use a lighter color for your walls. Also, a great way to maximize the space visually is to leave the ceiling plain white. In general, paint with a glossy finish may be a good idea since it will provide more light reflection.
Let the sun in
Plenty of natural light is also a great way to make the small room more spacious. You don’t have to add new windows though (unless that’s a realistic possibility for you). What you can do however is keep the blinds open and windows clean so that the sunlight can get into your bedroom. That doesn’t mean that you have to give up curtains. After all, texture adds warmth to the space, which is very important. Simply opt for light and breezy, see-through material when curtains are concerned.
Use mirrors for décor and reflection
Mirrors reflect the light which is why they’re the perfect addition to your small bedroom. Not only can they be used as a décor piece thanks to the DIY mirror frames possibilities, but they’re perfectly functional as well. You can even create a gallery wall and mix smaller mirrors with photos and collages for added personal touch.
Create a pleasant atmosphere
Small space can get really hot and stuffy, especially during the warmer months. In that respect, you want to make sure that the atmosphere in your small bedroom is as pleasant as possible so that it doesn’t feel small and suffocating. Just because your bedroom is small it doesn’t mean that you have to give up something essential, such as air conditioning. Simply look into the Frigidaire range of mini split air conditioners and find the perfect spot for its installation.
Add more storage space
It may seem impossible to add more storage options when dealing with a small bedroom, to begin with, but there are ways you can make this happen. For starters, if you don’t have a storage box for your bed, get one or make something yourself. You can hang an organizer on your wardrobe/bedroom doors for extra storage as well. Speaking of doors, replacing your regular doors with sliding ones can help you get more space instantly. And, if possible, install wall cabinets, too.
However, the key to proper organization and storage is to declutter all the things that you don’t use/like. And to stop hoarding useless stuff for good.
Utilize wall space to the fullest
Aside from possible wall cabinetry, wall space can be utilized in other ways as well so that the overall bedroom layout is not too crowded with furniture. Essentially, floating shelves are a great way to save space. What’s more, these can be used instead of nightstands when installed on the sides, and just above the bed.
Be careful with décor pieces
The best way to decorate your small bedroom is in a manner that won’t take up additional space. This means that you should bid farewell to countless trinkets and figurines. A photo frame, a plant pot and a scented candle here and there are more than enough. What you can do though is to create gallery walls and have interesting curtains (as mentioned) as well as get decorative bedding, covers, cushions and rugs to complete the look. You can even play with decoupage technique to make the essential furniture pieces more unique.
Adequate lighting solutions
With a small bedroom, you don’t want to have overly striking lighting solutions. Then again, you want this room to be illuminated properly since it can appear even smaller otherwise. The best solution to this problem is to opt for recessed lights. Together with a dimmer switch, you’ll get to lighten up the room the way you like it without the feeling of extra clutter.
Just because your bedroom is small doesn’t mean that you should give up on arranging it tastefully and the way you find most relaxing and personal. You really only need to work out the steps necessary to make this possible for what you have. Therefore, don’t hesitate to make the most out of the above-mentioned tips and ideas.