Some think that a stylish and comfortable bedroom is synonymous with a wide and spacious room. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a king-size bed, a work station, and a sitting area for a room to be your personal space. A bedroom’s main purpose is to be a place to recharge and retreat, and you don’t need a vast space in order to fulfill that function.
A small bedroom may be better for a good night’s sleep. According to the American Sleep Association, sleep experts highly recommended you keep other activities out of your bedroom. In order to achieve your best and deepest sleep, distractions like the television, phones, and your laptop should not be nearby to create distractions and interruptions. So, if you don’t have enough space for all that, you might finally achieve the eight hours of uninterrupted sleep you’ve always wanted.
With so many luxurious bedroom ideas on Instagram and Pinterest, and massive room tour videos on YouTube, it’s so easy to believe that you need a large space to create your dream bedroom.
However, there are few things you can do to make a small space work perfectly for your needs:
Choose light colours
In decorating a small bedroom, stay away from dark or loud colours. White is a popular choice when it comes to small bedrooms since it keeps the walls from looking too busy, and makes the room brighter and airier. If you think white is too dull for you, stick to earth or beige tones.
Every interior design enthusiast knows that mirrors are the secret to visually ‘expanding’ a small space. Incorporating mirrors in your small room can create the illusion of a bigger room. The easiest way to do this is by putting a full-body mirror against the wall. But if you want to take it up a notch, hanging a wall mirror will also fool eyes into thinking that the room is bigger than it really is. Choose a focal point in your room and then position the wall mirror towards it to create depth. If your room has plasterboard walls, remember to use anchors instead of nails to hold the mirror securely. Aside from the illusion, wall mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light to make the room brighter.
Create floating shelves
In order to save space in a small bedroom, you have to be smart about storage solutions. Floating shelves are useful in small spaces for several purposes, including bookcases, nightstands and a small desk for a laptop or journal.
One way you can fully enjoy your small space is to cut out unnecessary stuff. Schedule a day of removing clutter and letting go of things that aren’t useful anymore. The focus of your bedroom is your sleeping nook, so there is no need for a lot of furniture pieces and accessories – cluttering the bedroom since they don’t fit elsewhere and you haven’t been brave enough to dispose of them.
When it comes to a small room, every corner counts. Make sure to maximize every part in order to achieve your dream bedroom, whatever the size.