When is comes to bedroom ideas for small rooms don't put all of your makeover and decorating plans on hold. Here's how to decorate and the best bedroom styles and design solutions for small spaces.
If you are downsizing and worried about losing space take these interior design tips and inspiration on board and you can make even the smallest of bedrooms stylish.
1. Above and beyond
When a conventional storage system equals a tight squeeze, these savvy shelves come to the rescue. Given the open front, maintaining neatness is a foregone conclusion and, as long as you do, you can load up on bedding and personal effects. PS, allow sufficient height between bed and unit to avoid bumping your head getting in and out of bed or when propping yourself up for a session with a good book.
2. Well read
An interesting way to ‘store’ your excess books and create a bedside table too, this is a great idea unless you want to read the one on the bottom!
3. Long and lean
If you are working with a small narrow room, position a low chest of drawers at the foot of your bed and use it to store your bedlinen. Choose a style strong enough to sit on and which features castors, making it easy to move when it comes time to make the bed.
4. Floating shelves
Floating shelves next to the bed can serve more than one purpose. Use as a bedside table and as storage, too, for all of those pretty things! Apply an undercoat and top coat of paint to a plain white floating shelf, to add a burst of colour to the room.
5. Show it off
Paint a sheet of pegboard in a colour to suit your scheme, then hang in your bedroom. Use pegboard hooks to hang bags, jewellery, scarves and mementos. As well as storage, you could use it as a mood board to plan your fashion accessories for an upcoming night out!
6. Vertical storage shelves
Think vertically, particularly if your bedroom is small, adding shelving to walls and possibly extending them to the ceiling. Open shelving such as these white shelves positioned close to the bed hold way more items than bedside tables.
7. Under bed storage
When storage, and space, is at a premium, don’t ignore the potential that ‘under the bed’ has to offer. Look for a set of sturdy old drawers (check outop shops or council clean-ups), then repurpose them with paint, nifty sash cord handles and a set of castor wheels. No more mess!
8. A lick of paint
Okay so painting your walls has nothing to do with storage but a paint job gives the room a welcome freshness.
9. Maximise natural light
Throw open the blinds and remove dark objects such as bookcases near windows where they can reduce the amount of light reflecting into the room. Hang large mirrors wherever possible, which not only create the illusion of more space, but actively increase the amount of ambient light if they are in the vicinity of a window.
10. Utilise your wardrobe space
Toss mismatched hangers as irregular shapes take up more space. Same type hangers foster a streamlined look. And remember, free they may be but wire hangers are tough on clothes.
11. Hanging shelves
Hang a floating shelf cabinet above your bed so your reading matter, CDs or DVDs are neatly concealed behind a drop-down door. And to take the guesswork out of where to position it, line up the top of the unit with the top of the wall shelves.
If you lack a bedhead, not to worry as a stretched canvas, poster or framed picture centred between the bed and your floating wall unit will fill the gap admirably.
13. Picture this
Pictures personalise bedrooms but they can end up looking like a whole lot of clutter. A pair of narrow floating shelves positioned one above the other and above a chest of drawers takes care of any potential problems. The narrow lip keeps the pictures from slipping.
14. Hang a mirror opposite a window
This is an easy way to reflect light around a dark and poky room, creating a sense of spaciousness.
15. Soft and warm
Choose softer colors for bedrooms as they represent a place to rest, avoid any bright feature walls or furniture except you can add a splash of colour with a throw cushion.
16. Appeal to the senses
Texture is key for a good looking styled bed. Play with velvets, linens, wools, and fur to create a well-layered bed.
17. Continue hallway flooring
Extending the flooring of your hallway to other rooms creates a consistent look and lengthen the lines of your home. This opens up other rooms and creates the sense of a wider space.
Push your bed up against a wall, this will also mean ditching a bedside table but the space and storage you'll gain on the other side will be worth it.
19. Light sources
A single light source can create shadows, contributing to a closed-in look and feeling. Instead, you should choose multiple light sources for areas including the ceiling, floor and surfaces.
While your designing the best small space possible it is time to live with the essentials. Clutter will make small spaces feel overwhelming and messy. Aim to have only the essentials on display, the rest can be stored properly.