For those of you with a small bedroom – whether that’s in your parent’s home or you unluckily picked the short straw in your uni flat – you may think your options are confined to squeezing in a bed and, if you’re lucky, a bedside table. But don’t worry; there are plenty of ways you can pack style into your compact bedroom.
Don’t overlook the benefits of a small bedroom. They’re cosier, and you don’t have to waste money on furnishing a huge room with a seating area that nobody will ever use. If you’re ready to embrace your small bedroom, check out our design ideas, which will show how you can make the most of it.
You should start by opening things up a bit. Open shelves will make your room feel less confined and are the perfect option if there isn’t otherwise much space. If you’re a bookworm, swap your traditional close-shelved cases for an opening shelving unit to immediately free up space. These shelves are great for storing all kind of different items. Give your room a little bit more character by displaying those sentimental items, such as friends and family photos.
An oversized wardrobe can be often a problem in a room. Aside from downsizing, there are a handful of crafty wardrobe ideas for a small bedroom. White units, especially those with high gloss, are perfect as they’re bright and reflective. They will make light travel further within the room and make it feel more spacious. You could even do away with a wardrobe altogether and use a clothes rail instead. Ultra slim units are sturdy and work wonders for opening up a compact space.
The space below your bed is a prime spot to target in a small room. Storage beds make a huge difference to small bedrooms because they provide you with some extra space. These beds are a savvy solution that combines draws and boxes in one. As an example, head over to Divan Beds Centre and choose beds with storage drawers or an Ottoman-style bed that lifts up, letting you put things inside.
How to arrange a small bedroom
It might be tempting for you to push the bed into the corner of a room to give yourself for floor space. If you can, resist the temptation to do this. Make it a focal point of the room instead and place it in the centre of your main wall.
If you’re planning a complete bedroom revamp, a tip is to lay out newspapers in the outline of any large pieces of furniture that you would like to include, such as your bed, bedside tables or a wardrobe. This will make it much simpler for you to gauge how these items will sit and how much space they’re going to take up.
Your bedroom should be a sanctuary, not a cluttered maze, so clear some space in the layout and have a good tidy up. There are many different ways to arrange a small bedroom, you’ve just got to find one that works best for you.
The best colour schemes
Colours for small rooms often involve white, and there’s a good reason for that. White will catch the light and make the room appear bigger and brighter. Take care not to overpower the white theme, though, and ensure other colours are incorporated into your room on your bedding, cushions, rugs or artwork.
Ensure your windows let in as much light as they can. For example, if you have curtains, make sure they’re wide enough to let natural light in when they’re drawn back. In the evening, we suggest small table lamps and fairy lights for a warm and cosy feel.