Small Bedroom, Big Problems: 6 Tips For Decorating Small Bedrooms

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Do you think that your bedroom is too small for decorating? There are ways to decorate and maximize the amount of storage space you have so you don't feel all closed in.

Here are 6 tips for decorating small bedrooms that will improve the look and feel of your space.

1. Even Small Bedrooms Need a Focal Point

A focal point is a spot in the room that catches the eye and creates a sense of hierarchy in the room. This allows the space to feel organized and not cluttered.

Often times, the head of the bed will be the focal point of the room which can be further established by adding bright or interesting pillows or a nice statement art piece above the headboard.

If you have a window in your small bedroom, your eye might be naturally drawn to it and pull away from your bed as the focal point. To avoid this conflict, place the bed in front of the window. If this isn't possible, pick either the bed or the window as your focal point and decorate it more boldly than the other. This will allow the other to melt into the background.

2. Don't Overcrowd Your Space

When it comes to smaller spaces, you do not want to fill the room with oversized furniture. This causes the space to feel cramped and overwhelming.

Instead, opt for a bed with a smaller size frame, or a headboard and footboard with slats that are see-through. This gives the feeling of the bed being light and airy instead of thick and frumpy.

You can also choose a bed that has no footboard to help open things up. There are also storage beds that will allow you to utilize the space under your bed and make it functional.

3. Adding in Storage

Smaller bedrooms often seem like there isn't enough room to store your stuff. It's also easy to collect clutter if you don't have enough storage solutions. To avoid this issue you will have to get a little creative and see the potential in your space.

Under the bed is a great opportunity to store stuff you may not use often, like winter clothing or luggage pieces. Boost the frame of your bed up and add a bed skirt to hide the items you have tucked away.

Custom made cabinets can also be made to frame the wall surrounding the head of your bed. Avoid a headboard to create a cozy nook and dress your bed with comfy pillows.

Use a storage ottoman under your window for extra seating, if you don't have your bed against it, it can also hold extra pillows and blankets. Replace your basic bedside table with one that has shelves or drawers for the additional storage like those you can find at Kittles furniture store.

Your walls can also provide storage by adding a few shelves for your books and other small items. Just be sure not to overwhelm your wall with too many items as this may cause the appearance of clutter.

Make the most of your closet by adding an organizer system. This will help you keep things sorted and easy to find while maximizing the amount of space you have to work with.

4. Be Bold If You Want to

Even if your bedroom is small you can be as bold decorating it as you want to.

Embrace the natural light of the window and keep the room feeling light and airy with bright colors and clean crisp whites. This is especially important if the room has lower ceilings, it will keep the room feeling spacious and not closed in.

Or you can make yourself a cozy nest with darker colors, heavy textures, and room darkening curtains.

Either way, it is your space so embrace the look you want and just go for it. You can choose fabrics that have interesting patterns, wall art with pops of color, add a chandelier or even hang some wall sconces. The bedroom is your personal space so decorate it in a way that makes you feel good and relaxed.

5. Placement Is Key

When decorating your smaller room, the bedroom arrangement of your furnishings will be an important decision.

Opt for furniture that has softer edges, this will help open up more floor space and widen the walkways between items such as the bed and the closet.

Rounded ottomans or half-circle bedside tables also help provide storage but cuts down on the amount of room needed.

Also, consider hanging your window treatments from the ceiling to the floor. This will make the room feel taller and give the appearance of a larger room. If you have your bed placed in front of your window, pull it away a few inches so it's not bunched up against the curtains or blinds.

6. Add Layers

Use metal, different woods, and ceramic furnishings for your room and avoid matching all the pieces to each other. This will create interest in your space and keep it from feeling boring.

If you have light-colored furniture add pops of color with your accessories. You can also use neutral tones of fabrics against darker color woods or metals.

Adding different layers of colors and textures makes the room feel warm and inviting and a room that you will want to spend time in. You can also add to the focal point of the room a bold dramatic piece, the headboard, wall art, or pillows, and use similar color accessories throughout the room to tie the whole thing together.

Are You Ready to Get Started?

Decorating small bedrooms might seem like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be. Keep in mind these tips that we have discussed and you will soon have a bedroom that you will never want to leave.

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