How do I design my small bedroom?
A bedroom must reflect your personality. This is a space where you are most at ease and this room, whether small or big must meet your requirements. Simple ideas like light paints on walls, simple flooring, appropriate sized furniture and a more open design can make the room look roomier. Stick to geometric, simple patterns for upholstery and fabrics.
A bedroom is a private space. This is the space where you can be most yourself and forget all inhibitions. This is why your bedroom must be a reflection of your personality. It can be challenging to design a small room, especially if you are the kind of person who likes to add too many small things to give character to your personal space. However, a bedroom is a place to relax and unwind and with some simple tips, you can definitely add your personal touch to your tiny room without making it look smaller.
Create an uncluttered look –
Your bedroom can look much tinnier if you have too much furniture in it. If you are an owner of a small bedroom, the first thing to understand is ‘Less is more’. This basically means that lesser furniture and personal belongings leads to more open space. If you can’t really see the outlines of your bedroom clearly, you have too much stuff. To create a bedroom decor that instantly relaxes you and draws the attention of a viewer away from the small space, you must have decent amount of floor space.
Buy appropriate sized furniture –
Most bedrooms are defined by the bed that dominates them. If you own a large king-sized bed, it may be time to go furniture shopping. Choose a more suitable bed; a queen sized bed might be ideal for your bedroom. Also, choose furniture that is proportionate to your bed. This means that chairs, night stands and chests should also be smaller as well. Opt for a contemporary design because these often have straight lines. While you may love classical furniture, having a bed in heavy solid wood with too much texture is not a smart move. In fact, choosing a bed that is light in colour is a great option.
Get creative with your storage –
Storage is important for any bedroom. Whether large or small, a bedroom needs to have sufficient space to hold all your treasured belongings. However, dedicating a complete wall to a closet may not be the smartest idea. Not only will the closet hog the entire wall, it will take up too much floor space as well, making your room look tinier. Instead, opt for a smaller closet, with more intelligent stacking options inside. Optimise your closet with well placed hooks for handbags and pull out stands for shoes. Get your carpenter to make these simple additions to your existing closet. Also, get mirrored closet shutters to give an appearance of a larger space. Buy a bed with pull out drawers. These come in very handy to store small knick knacks, out of season clothes and even books.
Use up more of the wall –
When you have a tiny bedroom, it is vital to open up the floor footprint. This means, you must get creative with using your walls more! Buy smart wrought iron shelves and place your books, makeup and CD’s on these shelves. Instead of adding a chest of drawers, use these shelves to personalise your room. You can even get your carpenter to create an interesting shelving pattern and then place books, candles and decorative in a way to create smart storage as well as a focal point for the room.
Give extra attention to the lighting. By placing a spot light on the bed, you can create an illusion of a larger space. Hang a nice pendent light from the ceiling which throws maximum light on the bed itself. Also, choose to use only soft lighting in your bedroom. This will add a warm glow to the room and take attention away from the size of the room.
Use these simple, cost-effective methods to decorate even a tiny room to have a grand feel to it.