By Ysolt Yilmaz. Bedroom. Published at Thursday, November 30th, 2017 - 21:44:21 PM.
Sleeping comfortably is not just for mansion owners. You can use smart bedroom ideas to create a cozy sleeping chamber, even if your space is limited. There are many aspects you can modify in the bedroom, such as the furniture, bed shapes, storage space, colors, patterns, and many more.
Don’t let your small bedroom limit your creativity. Here is what you need to know about decorating and sprucing up a small room.
Decorating a small room should be simple. According to Melia Devani in Decoholic, you must focus on the main features, and develop the details from there. Make sure to apply these important decorating points for small space:
Think carefully about bedroom sets if you only have little space. Never forcefully squeeze too many things, and stick to the basics. A storage chest with wall mirror, for example, is more efficient than large dressing table with attached mirror. A wall decoration may be more sensitive than a large headboard or bed canopy.
Shades from coordinating colour group will create “seamless” look. Blue, for example, is a beautiful colour for a bedroom, so you can use various shades of this colour to complement the design, such as dark, navy, light, and pastel blue.
If you follow Coco in Cococozy, you don't have to worry about picking white as your theme because White bedroom trend will not get expired soon. You can apply white in any design, from modern minimalist to eclectic and shabby chic. Adding rich patterns or bright colours as ornaments will create nice focal points among all the whiteness.
Lighting can create an amazing effect in a room with a certain size. Kate Pruitt from Design Sponge suggests to apply proper lighting fixtures on certain spots to maximize the “feel” in the room. For example, you can use pendant lamp with soft shade to create a relaxing effect. Soften the edge of a small room with dim light, such as using bedside lamp.
Multipurpose bedroom furniture is your saviour for a small space. Use padded headboard to create an instant “reading chair.” Buy an ottoman with storage space in it. Use a large storage chest to replace bench. You can also use your wall as vertical storage space using mounted shelves.
Once you understand the principle of decorating a small bedroom, it is time to choose the furniture.
Shopping for furniture is a little tricky if your space is limited. Fortunately, the rising popularity of small homes and urban apartments has enriched furniture market. Thanks to Gabrielle Savoie from Savvy Home that already make list of must-have furniture items for small bedrooms. Here are some great examples:
Retractable mattress or bed used to be a staple in a dorm room. However, this wall bed now can be found at studio apartments, cabins, or any living spaces without partitions. You can push the bed into the wall space when awake, and quickly pull it down before bedtime.
An ottoman is as practical as a regular bench, but the ones with beautiful designs and storage space inside will make your bedroom more comfortable. Choose a double-duty ottoman with a design that complements your room, and you can get extra storage space while adding a nice look to the interior.
Many cabinetry units have designs aimed for various purposes. One standing cabinet, for example, may have spaces for books, accessories, clothes, and even a TV. The design may allow it to become a semi-partition. If you push a bed against the lower, unused part of the cabinet, it can become a headboard.
Building upward is a popular solution for small space. You can create extra space by adding a loft, with a simple ladder to reach it. The loft space may become a playroom (for kid’s bedroom) or a reading nook.
Bunk beds are popular small space solutions for bedrooms with multiple occupants, and they are not just for kids. According to Melissa Michaels from The Inspired Room, there are many models for this type of bed, from adult bunk beds to the ones that are positioned inside a wall space, check it out.
Wall is an ideal vertical storage space for the small room. You can attach floating shelves, hooks, wall bookshelves, and other creative features to store a lot of things. There are also many DIY projects you can try to create simple wall storage, from using floating baskets to mason jars.
Corner shelves are like the regular stuff, but they are designed to be more space-efficient. There are triangular shelves that can be installed right on the corner, and narrow standing shelves that eat very little floor space.
Wardrobe ladder is a unique item that you can install in a small room with bunk or loft beds. Instead of the usual ladder, you use a stair that has substantial steps, which double as storage space. That ladder may look unusual, but perfect for a modern bedroom.
Is clutter troubling your sleep?Jen Bishop from Interior Addict has the answer, and it is bed frames with extra storage space. Why? Because bed frames with extra storage space (usually drawer) are innocuous enough for any bedroom style, but very useful. You can store clothes, shoes, spare blankets, socks, or various knickknacks that will otherwise cramp your bedroom when unused.
You can choose some or all these furniture items to decorate your small bedroom. However, when it comes to bed, you need to consider your options carefully, because it is the primary functional feature in your room.
Many people with limited space neglect platform bed with headboard, opting instead for a bare mattress. It may sound too simple, but there are many ways you can turn a bare mattress into great room feature. Here are some ideas to merge mattress into a small room:
Japanese futon or Thai massage bed may look thin, but they can be quite comfortable. Authentic futon (not the cheap, dense ones in Western online stores) is soft but easy to roll, which is very efficient for a limited space.
Thai massage beds are usually filled with cotton, which is excellent if you prefer organic materials. This bed is also perfect if you have back problem, and need something firmer but still comfortable for sleeping.
Moroccan cushions are colourful, convenient, and just as comfortable as a regular bed. There are many types and sizes of this decorative mattress, and you can choose a large cushion for sleeping.
Foam mattress looks a bit like an inflated yoga mat, and it is convenient and portable. You can lift, store, or slink it into any available spot, and there are some products that you can fold. Choose the mattress that is at least three inches thick, to make comfortable with the smallest size.
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A daybed looks simple, but you can turn it into a sleeping cot and lounging spot with just a few changes. Drag the daybed to the corner, cover it with your favorite sheet or canopy (Special for the canopy, Sherry Petersik from Young House Love shares her idea to DIY a sweet and simple bed canopy), and add several small, colorful pillows on the corner spot. You can also arrange the pillows in front of the walls.
There are many ways you can fit a regular bed into a small bedroom, but if you are forced to adapt to a small space, going back to the basic is not a bad idea.
The word “bunk beds” may bring the image of drab, dull beds you see in various dorm rooms or barracks, created with more function than aesthetic in mind. Now, you can find many types of bunk beds that fit a lot of room types. They are not only perfect for children’s rooms but also teenagers’ and adults’.
Here are some great bunk bed ideas you can consider:
Bunk beds usually stand as a large structure, but you can maximise the space by making a hollow space in the wall, and place the beds inside of it. There is no big look in the room, and the design is perfect for extra privacy.
Placing bunk beds in the corner is convenient if there are more than two occupants. Utilizing the corner is a popular way to maximise the space because you increase the possibility to use free space.
Customized bunk beds with extra storage is a popular modification for the small bedroom. The extra room can have various shapes and positions, depending on the design. Drawer at the bottom is a favourite storage design, but there are also other possibilities, such as an attached wardrobe or closet.
A new trend in a bunk bed is using the queen-sized mattress. You can use this big bed for the top and the bottom parts. However, you can also install additional small bed on top of existing queen-sized bed, create a “semi bunk beds.”
The loft bed is a bunk bed without the bottom part. Unlike regular bunk beds, a loft bed can be equipped with other fixtures. You can put a desk, create a reading nook, or shove a closet to store your favourite shoes and accessories.
All these beds are fine and dandy, but if you still want to put a proper, individual framed bed in a small room, make sure to understand the correct strategy to use the space.
The queen-sized bed is ideal for a relatively small bedroom since the dimension is just 80 x 60 inches (around 2.3 x 1.5 meters). A proper bed can make your room comfortable, but if your space is limited, you need several tricks to fit the Queen bed frame into the room.
Here are several tips you can try:
Ideal bed and frames for the small room should be sleek and clean. Niki Brantmark from My Scandinavian Home strongly suggests to make sure the entire structure has a clean design, without bulky parts. Avoid having thick headboard and footboard just for visual statements. If you feel the bed is too “empty,” pick a sleek headboard that can function as the back of a chair.
If you still want to have a footboard, do not use a real board. Choose a footboard that has thin frames so that you can see through them. This kind of footboard gives airier feeling in a small bedroom. This tip is following Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick.
Make sure you clean the main space in the centre. If possible, put the bed against the wall or near the corner. Do not leave any space wasted (such as leaving a small unused gap between the bed and wall).
Create a double-duty bed by using the bed as an additional storage place. Many framed beds now come with storage or drawers. You can also choose a “floating” bed structure that leaves extra space to put a basket underneath.
Turn your bed into a seating spot for relaxing during the day. It is more space-efficient than putting a large bean bag or padded chair. Add several small pillows and arrange them against the headboard (or wall). Add a throw rug underneath to cover the headboard.
Light colours can make a small bedroom look brighter and more spacious. Use tones that complement the design you love. If you want to add patterns, choose products that have relatively delicate or simple patterns. Intricate, bold models are more suitable for small accents, such as small pillows.
Finally, declutter is important to create a comfortable bedroom. Remove useless knickknacks, especially the ones that will collect dust. Think carefully about each piece of decoration and furniture. Start from basic features when designing a room, and move from there.
Placing a framed bed in a small bedroom is not a problem, but you must consider the type, size, and arrangement of the bed before buying it.
You need to use every available space if your bedroom is small. Choosing the right furniture, removing clutter, and opting for double-duty items are favourite ways to make a little room comfortable. Try these bedroom ideas to turn a small room into cosy, spacious sleeping area.
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