Looking for ideas to make your small bedroom look bigger? Transform your tiny bedroom with these 20 stylish tips and ideas!
Calling all small space dwellers! We know, we know. Designing a small bedroom can be overwhelming and totally frustrating. However, according to interior designer Max Humphrey, “I actually prefer smaller bedrooms to larger ones. They’re cozier and you don’t have to waste money furnishing a room with a seating area no one will ever use.” That’s why we’ve collected 20 ideas and tips that will maximize your space with design, decor, and layers of texture. Let’s show to everyone that small bedrooms can be stylish too!
Add Horizontal Wood Planks to the Walls
Experts recommend that adding horizontal wood planks makes the room appear bigger than it is. Magic, huh? If your room lacks architectural interest, then this might be the perfect idea to make your small bedroom look more spacious.
Go Bold With Color
Express your creativity by painting your small bedroom with bold colors. Plus, layer it with attention-grabbing patterns. This can actually help distract from the small size of the bedroom.
Go Bright and All White
Most small bedrooms use an all-white color palette because it creates a bright and fresh ambiance to the space. Also, it helps small rooms feel bigger. Experts say to mix soft creams and off-whites to add warmth to your bedroom.
Go for A Bright Wallpaper
We know that it might seem an odd idea for a small space, but a bright wallpaper can actually turn your room chic and more spacious. Remember, an all-over wallpaper will make your bedroom feel much smaller. Choose a corner of your room to cover up.
Install a Murphy Bed
A Murphy bed is an age-old solution for a small space. It provides extra space for your study table or other room furniture.
Let Your Ceiling Make a Statement
Don’t forget the 5th wall of your room. There are so many designs you can do to transform your room’s ceiling. The ceiling of a small bedroom can become a unique focal point that everyone will look up to.
You can paint your ceiling a bold color that contrasts with your bedroom walls. You can also cover it with a floral wallpaper or give your space a cozy and soft look with a draped ceiling then add some fairy lights.
Floor To Ceiling Curtains
Create the illusion of space in your small bedroom by hanging the curtains as close to the ceiling as possible. Trust us, this is a design trick that really works. It’s also best to pick curtains that match the color of the wall.
Bring the outdoors in by adding plants to your room. It does not only give life to your space, it can also make the room feel fresh.
For plant parents, you can add a fig tree to your space since it will make the room look taller. However, if you’re a beginner, we recommend snake plants since it’s easy to care. Plus, snake plants purify the air in your room.
Mount Your Bedside Lighting
Floor lamps and table lamps can take up space in your teeny-tiny bedroom. It’s best to choose a space-saving sconce to hang on the wall above your bed.
Opt for a Floating/Hanging Nightstand
Attach a nightstand to your bedroom wall or hang it from the wall. Omysa’s Hanging Shelves is a nice decor to add to your room. You can display your photos or books or small plants. Plus, it will save you a lot of space.
Reflect Light With Mirrors
Another design trick for small spaces is to add mirrors. It visually enlarges a small bedroom. If possible, place a full-size mirror, from the floor to the ceiling.
Maximize every inch of your bedroom by setting up built-in shelves or cabinets. You can also use it as a headboard.
Stripe Your Walls
Striped walls are also a design visual trick. It can either make your small bedroom look taller or wider.
Imagine the wasted space under your bed. You can use milk crates and other woven baskets to store your clothes and other stuff. Bobby Berks recommends using vacuum-sealed bags for clothes you don’t wear, storing them in stackable, organized boxes.
Cozy Area Rug
Don’t forget the floor of your room. An interesting area rug can instantly add warmth to a room. Pick an area rug with good texture, feels great on your feet and will add a pop of color in your small bedroom.
Create your own tiny art gallery with small paintings and prints, or you can make your own art by painting small canvases.
Use A Simple Daybed
A daybed is the perfect, small-space alternative to a large bed frame. You can use it for lounging and working on your laptop.
Clear the Clutter
Always keep your bedroom clean by clearing any stress-inducing mess in a stylish container.
Add A Statement Pendant
This design tip draws the eye upwards (making the room feel bigger). Plus, it transforms a small bedroom into a chic space.
Keep the Layout Simple
There’s no magic trick in decorating a small bedroom. Max Humphrey advised to position the bed in the center of the main wall, rather than pushing one side up against the adjacent wall.
“There’s usually an obvious main wall to put the bed, and I don’t like to get too clever as far as placement—like floating the bed frame in the middle of the room or at an angle in the corner. Having room to walk on either side is key not only for room flow but also to give you space to make your bed, if you’re into that sorta thing.”
Hope that these ideas inspired and helped you maximize the space of your small bedroom. Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s blog. Happy decorating!