How to deal with a small bedroom

A small bedroom has its ups and downs. On one hand it’s difficult to fit everything you need inside it and it’s also challenging to find multifunctional or flexible pieces of furniture. On the other hand, a small bedroom is often cozy and inviting. There are ways to deal with the inconveniences and to make the room even seem larger.

A small bedrooms needs to be as airy as possible. Try not to have too many items in there because it will only feel cramped. Avoid having too much furniture and any kind of unnecessary elements. Also, opt for minimalist furniture and built-in pieces. Curved furniture is a particularly bad idea because it tends to take up more space and every inch counts. Rectilinear furniture is a great choice in this case.

Since the bed is the most important piece of furniture in this room, you should adapt your décor to the size of the bed. It will be the focal point so it needs to be surrounded by accessories that follow the same scale. A smaller bed can often be a better choice than a large one. It might not give you the same level of comfort but it will definitely change the way your bedroom looks like. If you insist on having a large bed then you should consider finding a way to hide it during the day.

The rest of the furniture needs to feel appropriate as well. Avoid opting for pieces that are too large for the room because they will only the space feel smaller. Consider choosing multifunctional pieces of furniture such as a dresser that can also be used as a TV unit. Wall-mounted furniture and shelves are also great for small spaces.

Storage is a very important aspect. The bedroom needs to be clutter free. It’s already so small so you should avoid enhancing this property. Consider using storage bins or boxes that can be hidden under the bed, lots of shelves and creative storage solutions.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on July 23rd, 2012


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