How to decorate a small bedroom

With La Maison Chic

Decorating a small bedroom can be a challenge. You want a comforting space to unwind in, yet you don’t want your bedroom to feel cramped or cluttered. Here are some easy decorating ideas for turning your small bedroom into a cozy retreat.

Use the smallest sized bed in the room that you can be comfortable in. If you have a small bedroom there is little point in having a king size bed. Even if you can get it to fit, it will overwhelm the room.

Keep other furniture to a minimum as well. You may be able to eliminate the need for a dresser if you have plenty of wardrobe space and a wardrobe organiser. Hang most clothes, keep tops and folded items in hanging cubes, and use the drawers of your side table for your delicates. Under bed storage is a lifesaver when decorating a small bedroom.

Decide whether you want to try to create an open, airy, space, or you want to work with the dimensions of the room and create a cozy box. Neither choice is right or wrong. For an airy room, choose a colour scheme that is simple and light. Try pairing white with one other colour, such as periwinkle blue or fresh spring green. Cool colours will expand the space. For a cozy room use rich, exotic, colours with a neutral to ground the room. Paint the ceiling as well.

Use white or neutral colours for the bedclothes. Since the bed is the focal point of the room, keeping it simple will make the room appear less cluttered.

Speaking of clutter, have none! Easier said than done, but try plastic containers that can be slid under the bed, or hang fabric over bookshelves to simplify the look.

Hang curtains or blinds that are clear of the window when open. Even covering an inch or two of window on each side causes a lot of light to be lost, and makes the room seem smaller and dreary. Hang curtain rods near the ceiling, and have the curtains reach the floor. This brings the eye up and adds height and drama to a small room.

If you do not have the room for a wardrobe or chest of drawers then use under bed storage instead. This can either be made from inexpensive plastic or you can have some made to order from wood. It is important that you have enough space beside the bed so you can pull them out when you need access to them.

If you have a TV in your room then fit either a wall or ceiling mounted TV stand. You will be able to purchase one in any good DIY store.

Open up the room and maximise the view by using light fabrics or blinds as window dressings.

Ensure that the room is well lit as this will also provide a sense of space.

A mirror placed opposite a natural light source will help to provide further light into a room and therefore create the illusion of space.

Be willing to cut the clutter and try new ideas. Open and airy or wrapped in comfort, whatever way you like to wake up in the morning is yours.

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