Small bedrooms can sometimes feel cramped and claustrophobic. But there are some ways to make the space seem bigger and to make the most of your limited floorspace to create a welcoming and cosy haven. Getting the most out of a small bedroom can be challenging, but there are a few tips that you can try to make the most of the space you have. Have a go at transforming your bedroom from a small confined space to a cosy living space to relax in at the end of a hard day.
Transform Your Small Bedroom with Curtains
Quite often, it is the choice of the right kind of curtains that can make all the difference to the look and feel of the bedroom. Opt for long curtains to emphasise the height of the room, creating a column of fabric that stretches from floor to ceiling. This works like vertical stripes on a body, creating an optical illusion of height.
When the curtains are drawn, they will form a smooth ‘wall’ giving the impression of an expanse of spaciousness. This effect can be enhanced with curtains that emphasise the height, such as pencil pleat curtains. Pencil pleat curtains are available from many places but you can check with Yorkshire Linen Co; their range can be a great addition to home furnishings, especially in the bedroom.
Keep Colours Light and Bright
The colour white is a and practical choice for a small bedroom. It keeps the space from looking too busy or boxed in, and using white or lighter colours brightens up the space. To keep your small bedroom from feeling cold or void of personality, layer white with different textures and patterns. The simple addition of a patterned throw or bold bedside lamps can transform the room for sterile to stylish.
Magnify with Mirrors
Mirrors expand a small bedroom by creating the illusion of a bigger room and can help to increase the natural light. Not only will a large mirror open up a tiny bedroom by making it appear larger, it can help bounce the light around too. The easiest way to incorporate a big mirror to your space is to use a long-length mirror and lean it up against the wall. No holes needed!
Clever Storage Solutions
Storage is key in small spaces, especially in the bedroom where most of your belongings are kept. A simple bed frame will help to give more space instead of a big clunky bed. Plus, make use of under the bed space and keep large plastic boxes underneath the bed for extra storage. Make use of the space on top of your wardrobe too; you can buy pretty storage boxes which are great for hiding away little knick-knacks or rarely used items.
Pool of Light
For a small bedroom, it is also possible to use lighting to make the room feel larger. Layering your lights and painting your ceiling white is a fantastic way to trick the eye into thinking that your room is bigger than it actually is. If you have a smaller bedroom, consider installing pendant lights over your bedside tables. That way, your lamps won’t take up valuable table space.
These are just a few ways to add the illusion of space to a small bedroom – and all without sacrificing any comfort or cosiness! Do you have any tips of your own to share?