Even though a small bedroom can seem like a cozy little nook of our own, a tiny bedroom can also feel uncomfortable. However, even the tiniest of bedrooms can be magically turned into a functional sleeping chamber that not only feels great, but also seems better. Look to these clever, yet simple ways to inspire you and make your small bedroom seem bigger and better.
Consider a Daybed
Daybeds are amazing space-savers in small rooms. During the day, they can turn your bedroom into a seating area, while at night they can be turned into a normal bed. Unlike a pull-out couch, daybeds require you to only remove the back-cushions. In addition to this, most daybeds have storage room fitted beneath, which is quite handy to have in a tiny bedroom.
Choose Smart Storage
When it comes to storage, shallow built-in shelves can help you save floor space, without depriving you of a place to store your bedside essentials. Make sure the depth of the shelves you choose doesn’t exceed 12 inches. Additionally, you should look to make the shelves as high as possible, to make your ceiling seem higher. Apart from that, you can fit the shelves as part of your headstand, or use it instead of your nightstand to save much-needed floor space.
Before choosing the paint scheme for your room, consider how you can use paint to make your room seem bigger. An effective way to achieve this is by simply painting the ceiling over in the same color pattern you choose for your walls. This creates the seamless illusion of your walls extending upwards and sideways, and your bedroom becomes an endless single tone space. By choosing one hue for both your walls and the ceiling, it will be hard for your eye to determine where the wall ends and the ceiling begins.
In bedrooms that are short on space, you should never skimp on lighting. Still, you should also look for ways to conserve your nightstand space by adding adjustable swing arm lamps or a pendant. Swing arm lamps can be adjusted to meet the space requirements of bedside and positioned for optimum brightness. A pendant, on the other hand, mimics a classic nightstand lamp, but it is also fitted to the wall, leaving room on the nightstand for your book or phone.
Consider an Area Rug
An area rug can connect the various pieces of furniture in your small room, and create the illusion of a- room-within-a-room. Follow the rules of area rugs, and make sure that at least one third of the furniture you wish to envelope is placed on top of it. This connects the various pieces into an undivided area, while the rest of the room seems more spacious. As for the shape, choose it according to the shape of your room.
Consider Bi Fold Doors
A great way to expand your bedroom comes in the form of bi-folding doors. By allowing light to pass into the other room, elegant glass and wood bi fold doors open up the bedroom and connect it with the rest of your home. Although they don’t obstruct light or view into your bedroom, bi-fold doors do keep sound and smell out, and can be fitted with curtains for additional privacy, when required.
Create a Mirrored Closet
Another great way you can bend light to your will and expand the bedroom is by choosing mirrored closet doors. A ceiling-to-floor mirrored closet can visually double the size of your room. Dedicate one wall of your room for the closet, and turn it into a shallow, wall-to-wall closet. The closet won’t take too much room, but will give you enough storage space. The added mirrors, on the other hand, will increase the amount of light that enters the bedroom, and make you think you have double the space you previously had.
These simple and ingenious ways can greatly improve the size perception you have of your room. Remember to be smart when considering light and color, and make sure your furniture is as functional as possible. Allow these tips to guide you, and you will surely be on the road to making your small bedroom seem bigger.
February 10, 2017