How to Decorate a Small Bedroom

Small bedrooms don’t have to feel cramped, especially if you decorate them in a way that maximizes the available space. You can decorate your small bedroom in any style without having a large budget. With a little bit of planning and creativity you can make the most of your small space. We put together a list of tips to help you transform your bedroom into a beautiful, serene space.

  1. Use Mirrors to Create Depth– Mirrors create both depth and dimension to any small space because of their ability to act like additional windows. Hanging multiple smaller mirrors in a visually appealing group can add an interesting visual effect. A large mirror creates the illusion of depth and more square footage.
  2. Get Creative with Storage– Small bedrooms are often short on storage and can easily become cluttered. By maximizing every inch of wasted space, your bedroom will feel welcoming and comfortable. Utilize objects like large baskets, rolling drawers or plastic bins to create extra storage under your bed.
  3. Lighting is Key– Your choice of lighting plays a significant role in how a small bedroom feels. Using soft light placed in several different directions will create the illusion ofz a larger room by softening the edges. Other tricks like frosted lampshades or lower wattage bulbs create a calm and peaceful ambience.
  4. Use Vertical Space– Taking advantage of vertical space in a small bedroom is a simple way to keep your room neat and organized. Simple ideas like adding floating shelves will provide extra space for books and miscellaneous items while also creating visual interest.
  5. Build Around a Focal Point– Every room needs an eye-catching focal point in order to establish a visually appealing hierarchy. In most bedrooms, the focal point tends to be the head of the bed. By using an arrangement of bold colored or textured pillows, you can highlight the head of the bed. In some small rooms, the window might also draw the eye. Rather than having two focal points competing for attention, place the bed in front of the window so the two do not compete. Or, pick one element to be the main attention draw while neutrally dressing the other down.
  6. Window Treatments– Hanging your curtains higher than the perimeter of your window creates the illusion of a taller room. Install the curtain rod close to the ceiling and hang panels that stretch all the way down to the floor. You can also create the illusion of larger windows by using a curtain rod that is wider than the frame of your window. Then, hang your curtains so they cover a small bit of the window’s frame and a large portion of the wall.
  7. Use a Peaceful Color Palette– Using similar hues and a limited color palette, you can create the illusion of more space. By staying with a consistent color palette on walls, furnishings and bedding, the room will appear larger and more airy. Using a simple, peaceful color palette will allow your eye to move around the room comfortably. Adding a small pop of contrasting color keeps the space lively.

Look for subtle ways to make your small bedroom feel special and visually appealing. Just because a room is small does not mean it has to feel cluttered. Make the most of the space available; utilize soft edges and blurred lines to trick the eye. Be sure to show off your personality and style because your bedroom is your most personal space.