Moving into a small bedroom can make you feel suffocated and as if you have lost valuable space. However, with a few simple tips, you can make the most out of new space and transform it into the perfect sleeping area.
Finding cool things for your bedroom is a great way to start elevating a smaller living space into a dream room. Items that fit your style and make you feel at home are an excellent way to make the room your own. Whatever you may add to the room, there are a few things you can do to create a new small bedroom perfect for yourself.
Only Have the Essentials
By not using nightstands or smaller end tables within a room, you can free up lots of space. Often the furniture we may move with is extra and not necessarily needed for a bedroom. If you keep the floor plan simple and only bring in what you need, you can design a cozy space that does not feel cramped.
This tip doubles when you consider using furniture to its maximum potential. When looking at sleeping options, you could use a Murphy bed or a bed frame with under bed storage. For every item of furniture, you are putting into the room, consider how it can also free up more space.
Add Some Life
The addition of house plants into smaller spaces is a tried-and-tested method for making a space feel homey. Just because you now have a smaller space does not mean you have to exclude any of the plants you may be bringing with you. By adding fresh energy to the room, you can take a small stuffy space and transform it into an indoor escape.
If you find longer plants that stand tall, it will draw people’s eyes up and make the room appear more open. These plants can come in the form of bamboo plants or small potted trees. You also can make use of the windowsills and line them with tiny pots of succulents.
Make the Right Improvements
While making a room that is your own seems like an impossible task when you have no extra space, that is not the case. The trick is to find the improvements that will keep your bedroom open and spacious.
If you are looking to add lights to your room, consider mounted lights or strips you can attach to the ceiling. This trick will keep the floor clear while still providing the same powerful light.
If you are looking for shelf space, consider using floating shelves instead of a traditional bookshelf. The shelving will allow you to keep the floor plan from getting cluttered and direct the focus of the room upwards, creating a more open feel.
Strategize Colors and Lights
While color schemes and picking the perfect palette may be a more personalized decision, there are a few things that will open help to keep the bedroom feel more open.
The use of natural light and lighter colors can make a room feel spacious. In contrast, the use of darker colors and the absence of natural light can generate a cozier feeling.
The Bottom Line
While the addition of plant life or the introduction of a new color may create a new feeling in a smaller room, the most important thing to consider when designing a bedroom is comfort. Every piece of furniture, every lighting choice, and all the little additions should come together to make an area that you feel comfortable. Once you have achieved the desired effect, you will find that even with a smaller bedroom is the perfect fit.