Because a lack of square footage shouldn’t cramp your style.
Are some of the rooms in your house or apartment quite small? It’s time to stop seeing this as a problem. You just have to know how to make good use of the space within it, and then even in the tiniest cupboard you’ll be able to live and work, socialize with friends and spend time with your partner in comfort.
Decorating a small space doesn’t have to mean boring. Whether you’re outfitting a cozy attic bedroom or a cocoon-like master, your space still calls for excellent design. Layers of texture, brilliant furniture choices, and loads of creativity can turn your small space into the room of your dreams.
To give you some inspiration, we picked the best ideas for designing small living spaces. Each one is practical and easy to implement.
NEUTRAL COLORS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND
Small bedroom can quickly feel cramped when there are multiple pieces of furniture inside. Help prevent a cluttered or claustrophobic feel by keeping decor and furniture in neutral colors. This will make your room feel airy and larger.
COZY CORNER BED
Most bedroom decorating ideas feature the bed by centering it on the wall. To maximize the floor space, tuck your bed up against a wall or corner. The effect will create a sleeping area that feels snug and cozy.
HIDE THE BED IN THE WALL
Murphy beds have come a long way since you’ve seen them in old television shows or seen them in centuries-old apartment buildings. A room could serve as an office, but it could also transform into a guest bedroom in an instant.
If floor space is limited but you have higher ceilings, consider adding a loft or platform. This isn’t an option for everyone, but for those who don’t mind climbing into bed; this layout can completely transform a small room.
CREATE AN ILLUSION WITH MIRRORS
Creating the illusion of space with mirrors is a classic trick that works every time. Perfect for smaller bedrooms, mirrored walls will visually double the space.
DETRACT WITH A FEATURE WALL
Wallpaper tends to get a bad rap for making rooms look small and cluttered, but using the right style and technique does just the opposite. When selecting wallpaper, choose a large-scale pattern over a small, busy one.
Your new alcove may not be incredibly deep, but it may be all you need for small necessities like an alarm clock or some personal items.
Is your home office in your tiny bedroom? Maximize your space with a floating desk, which is basically a slightly larger floating shelf. Then slide a comfy chair underneath and you’re done!
OPT FOR AREA RUG
People often focus their bedroom decorating on the walls, shelving, furniture, and bedding. But don’t forget the floor. An interesting area rug can instantly add warmth to a room, or a pop of color.
HAVE PIECES MADE TO MEASURE
Having custom furniture made for your space can be a very worthwhile investment. Designs like this one are a great way to save space and get practical use out of your furniture.
STORAGE UNDER THE BED
If you’re in the market for a new bed, consider a bed with drawers underneath for extra storage. Lose the clunky under-the-bed storage containers and replace them with this clever and convenient alternative.
While modern and luxurious design ideas often tell you that you need to have a sitting area, small office, or a king-size bed in your bedroom, don’t forget that a bedroom’s main function is to be a place to rest and recharge. And you don’t have to do much to create a beautiful space to do so.
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