Small areas can be tricky to decorate since you have to take into account a critical piece of furniture you can’t live without, and that’s the bed. Unlike it’s a kids’ room, you can’t get away with bunk beds and whatnot, so the focus should be on other design elements, as follows.
Use light colors to paint the walls
The reason for implementing this simple design tip is straightforward: when your walls are painted in warm colors, they will make the light reflect, thus creating the illusion of a larger space. On the other hand, if you opt for dark colors, these will have the opposite effect, absorbing the light, and making it appear more cramped.
Reduce the number of furniture pieces
A bedroom should have at least a bed, a nightstand, and a closet for you to keep your clothes. If you add the necessity of a table as support for your TV, it is easy to see why your bedroom might not seem enough.
Think in minimalistic terms and reduce how much furniture you should stuff into a single room. For instance, your flat-screen TV could be mounted on a wall. Also, instead of a large closet, install some risers for your bed, and create a space for drawers underneath. That way, you can keep most of your clothes out of sight and without them taking up valuable space.
You can even replace your bed with space-saving alternatives
In the introduction of this article, we talked about the bed being an indispensable part of a bedroom. After all, this is the room where you sleep, and you can’t do that without a bed. But you shouldn’t settle for a massive piece of furniture that takes more than half of the livable space in your room.
For instance, you can always opt for a futon. You can turn it into a couch during the day, saving up even more space. Another solution is a Pullman bed, and that’s something hard to beat in terms of saving space. If you free up so much room, you may even have your Gskyer telescope installed close to the window so that you can stargaze to your heart’s content.
Have shelves around the bed
Bedside tables can be uncomfortable, and they take up a lot of space. But if you place shelves around the bed, you will have plenty of room for storing things you want to have easy to access. Also, by recessing your bed a little, you will make even more room to move around with ease.
Install a large mirror in your bedroom
While this idea doesn’t directly save up space, it will create the illusion of a large room, just like painting your bedroom in light colors. A mirror will reflect light, so one of the best placements for it will be close to a window. Also, it is a good idea to have a window that goes from the ceiling to the floor, to enhance the illusion.
Don’t forget to remove clutter
While this is not a direct design tip, it helps with maintaining your bedroom clean, as well as its appearance as that of a larger space than it is. There is another benefit to throw away what you don’t need and keep things organized.
It seems that people tend to feel more tired and stressed out when their living space becomes too crowded. In a small room, such effects are worsened by the fact that there’s no space for all that clutter to be lying around. So make sure that you keep your room tidied up at all times.