Make your bedroom bigger: how to create space in a small bedroom
Scratching your head over a small bedroom? A small room can be somewhat of a puzzle when it comes to furnishing and decorating, but it needn’t be difficult to get it just right. With a few easy adjustments, small rooms can feel stylish, cosy and perfectly organised – the ideal elements for a great night’s sleep.
Read on for our easy tips to create space in a small room.
1. Brighten things up with lights and mirrors.
Mirrors are a secret weapon when it comes to a small room – not only do they bounce both natural and artificial light into a space, but positioned correctly they reflect the scenery to make it look twice as big. Incorporate mirrors onto walls, cupboard or wardrobe doors, or stand a large one on the floor – and try to angle it to catch natural window light or lamps.
2. Don’t be afraid of bold colours.
Many people stick to white or cream walls to make an area seem more spacious, and this is lovely – however you shouldn’t be afraid to add pops of colour or even a dark feature wall. Having bold colours adds interest to a room and also draws the eye, taking the focus away from its small size.
3. Choose a compact bed to create the illusion of space.
There are lots of types of bed to fit seamlessly into a small room. Choose a low divan bed base, or even a mattress placed on wide wooden panels for that stylish, calming futon feel. If you prefer a standard-sized bed, going without a footboard is also a smart idea, to encourage a sense of flow from the bed to the rest of the room.
4. Use innovative, multi-functional furniture.
Lots of clever furniture is designed to maximise space, such as storage stools, nested tables or bedside cabinets with hidden shelving. Foldaway beds are great too. For a small guest room, use a nifty trundle bed that transforms from a single to a double. Ottoman base beds are also fantastic, with a lift-up base for hiding away your extra things. Get smart with your furniture choices and turn your cosy room into a Tardis in no time.
5. Keep it simple.
In a small room, it’s mostly advised to keep things simple. Use statement plants, wall art and ornaments sparingly and make sure everything has a place and a purpose. Then again, rules are for breaking – so why not take on the challenge of Maximalism in a small space?
Now you must be ready to create that perfectly-formed small bedroom of yours. Take a look at our gorgeous handmade British beds and start imagining your dream space right away.