Is your small bedroom bumming you out? Wish you had more space?
We get it.
Sometimes it’s hard to make use of the space you have, especially when it’s so tiny!
That’s why we’ve put together nine expert tips on how to redesign a small bedroom. With these ideas, you can use the space to your advantage and create a bedroom you’ll love.
When it comes to redesigning a small space, it may seem like you don’t have a lot of options, but you’d be surprised how many things you can do!
With these small bedroom ideas, you can transform your room and bring new life into your interior.
1. Stick With a Simple Layout
Even if you’d like to go crazy by angling your bed or adding a large dresser, it’s best to keep things simple. Stick with small furniture in a traditional layout.
If you try to stuff in larger pieces of furniture, you’ll find that it quickly gobbles up space.
The goal is to make your bedroom look as if it’s larger than it truly is. You can do so by arranging your furniture in a practical manner.
Place your bed against the center of the main wall, and work around that.
From there, you can add a few nightstands (one on each side of the bed). Place your dresser on another wall, perpendicular to your bed frame.
If you have any space left, you might even have room for a small desk and chair.
A simple layout will give you room to move around freely in an open space.
2. Use Multi-Functional Furniture
When you have a small bedroom, you have to be strategic. Whenever possible, buy furniture that serves more than one function.
The obvious choice is a bed on a storage platform. That will not only give you a place to sleep but also offers some storage space underneath.
Other furniture can serve two purposes as well.
For example, your desk can double as a vanity. All you have to do is mount a mirror on the wall next to it.
And, if you’d like to have an area to watch television in your room, consider getting a daybed. A daybed can act as a sofa by day and a bed by night.
3. Take Advantage of Wall Space
By keeping the floors as open as possible, you’ll be able to make your interior look bigger.
You’ll also be able to move through the room without bumping into things, so you won’t be constantly reminded of how small it is.
So, try mounting some shelves on the wall. Hang them over your desk, above your bed, and even inside your closet.
That should give you plenty of space to store your clothing, accessories, and other belongings.
And if you decorate them the right way, your shelves can make your room look extra stylish!
4. Use a Room Divider
If you live in a studio, a room divider is a perfect solution for dividing the space.
But even if you’re not in a studio, a room divider can still be useful in your bedroom. It can make the room feel like two spaces instead of just one.
This provides privacy and can make the bedroom look more appealing.
Try having a mini office area on one side of the divider and your bed on the other. That way, your paperwork and schoolbooks don’t create clutter around your bed.
Look for a divider that complements the design of your room.
If you have a quirky aesthetic, for example, you could go with a carved, abstract divider. If you’re more of a minimalist, you might want to stick with something a bit sleeker. A stylish divider will help you feel more at home in your room.
It may seem counterintuitive to add a temporary “wall” to your small bedroom, but it can actually help you stay more organized.
5. Extend Your Closet
Is your closet too small to hold all your clothing? Don’t fret! There are plenty of things you can do to open up space inside, even if you have a small bedroom.
For example, you might consider using a garment rack against the wall. This will give you more space to store your clothes. It’s also perfect for keeping your clothing wrinkle-free.
Nonetheless, a garment rack makes it easy to access your clothing. Plus, it doubles as a decorative piece!
6. Add Layered Art
If you love art but don’t have a ton of space to show it off, there’s a solution:
Display your beloved artworks on a nightstand, bookshelf, or even leaned up against the wall.
If you have multiple framed pieces, you can layer them up in a stack. You won’t be able to see every piece at once, but you can swap certain pieces out to the front, depending on your mood.
That way, your art collection won’t take up a lot of space. And the stack will look like a work of art in itself!
7. Choose Colorful Accents
If you want to add some happy energy to a small space, incorporate a few colorful accents.
Colors such as gray, blue, black, and white work well as foundational colors in a bedroom.
But, to add a pop of personality, layer in some brighter, bolder colors. These accents will create the illusion of depth in your bedroom, which will make it feel bigger.
Your accents don’t have to be overwhelming. Even if you just add some colored pillows to your bed or a patterned rug to the floor, they’ll boost the mood of your room and pull everything together.
See, it’s not hard to find design-savvy ways to add extra space to your small bedroom.
It may seem challenging at first, but getting creative and coloring outside the lines will pay off.
So, it’s time to get to work. Your tiny, cozy bedroom is going to look marvelous by the time you’re through!
Lindsey is the community manager who comes to Siesta Key with several years of experience managing luxury communities throughout the DC metropolitan area.
As a Montgomery County native, Lindsey feels as though Siesta Key is what Rockville has been missing. It is centrally located and proves that you can have plenty of space without losing style or sophistication.