Small Bedroom Solutions: Make Your Small Bedroom Feel Like a Big SpaceMarch 9, 2012 // Posted in:
Last Updated on March 9, 2012
When your bedroom is smaller than you would like you’ll want to be creative and make thebest use of your space. Following a few simple principles will help keep your bedroom a cozy sanctuary instead of a cramped mess.
For your bed a metal frame or a divan with a headboard and no footboard both have the clean open lines that make your room look bigger. Buying a bed with built-in draws underneath is a good option but if you don’t find one you like purchase bed risers which will give you an extra six inches of storage space under your bed and a bed skirt.
Choose simple bed furnishing schemes. Large and crazy patterns make your bed look like a soccer field in concession stand. Instead try palates of solid colors; on your bed neutral hues will make your room look the largest.
Utilize as much vertical space as possible. Make effort to get dressers that are taller than normal. The more your personal belongings have their proper place the less cluttered a room appears. Sometimes entertainment centers or wardrobes add excellent visual interest and give more vertical storage space than dressers. Don’t forget to consider “lingerie” dressers which are narrow but tall. They may be just what you need instead of a bed side table because they can hold more and take up the same amount of floor space.
A coffered ceilingwill instantly make your bedroom look much bigger. Also known as a tray ceiling, it is when the center of the room is raised into the attic above. If this is at all possible for your bedroom it is worth the effort to install.
Light colors make a room look bigger. Use darker colors as accents inyour throw pillows, bed linen, and curtains.
Mirrors make any room look bigger. Take care not to overuse mirrors in a bedroom. One or two mirrors, well-placed across from windows to reflect natural light will make the most of the room’s size and emphasize the open spaces.
Use sconces that clip to the headboard of your bed, and small table lamps that sit on your dressers instead of floor lamps to free up extra floor space in your room. The more sources of light, the bigger the room will appear.
Eliminate clutter as much as possible with pretty baskets. Use a table skirt to create a hidden space for books and magazines. Keep a box in the bottom of your closet for things that you may want to give away and if they stay in the box for more than six months than commit to letting them go.
What people notice first when they see a bedroom is not the size but the overall style impression. If your bedroom is small, focus on clean lines and add your personal warmth so that the word that you and your guests first think of when they enter the bedroom is cozy.
Bio- Sunny Popali is the Marketing lead at Mattressnextday. Mattressnextday offer the full range of common mattress sizes including: small mattress, single mattress, double mattresses, king size Mattress, super king Mattresses, and odd size mattresses.