Ideas for Furnishing Small Spaces: Decorating a Small Bedroom

Decorating a small room can be optimized with simple tricks like de-cluttering or finding creative storage. When furnishing small spaces like a bedroom, you will need to concentrate on furniture like the bed and dresser to bring a sense of scale and expand the space available.

Reduce the size of furniture when furnishing small spaces. If you are going to scale down the bed, do the same with accessories that surround the room. Smaller bedside lamps and a tall dresser are ideal choices for compact rooms. Choose furniture for your small bedroom after you have measured the amount of wall space. This will help you calculate how much room the furniture has to project from the walls so you can derive the floor area you have available. Select rectilinear furniture for furnishing small spaces as curved furniture can take up more square footage.

Wall hung nightstands are a great option to maximize the floor footprint in your bedroom. Use open and closed shelving to take bookshelves and storage furniture units off the floor and on to the walls. Opt for wall mirrors that hang on the walls over large ones that sit on the floor. Position the mirror facing the window so the light from the outside is reflected and helps open up small spaces.

Smart storage is an important aspect to plan for when decorating a small room. Armoires and dressers can consume essential floor space. Opt for rolling under bed storage that can hold clothes and bed linens. In a small bedroom, try using furniture that is multifunctional. A futon provides a bed and sofa in one which makes it a good option for home offices and small apartments. If you decide to use a large piece of furniture, ensure it can cater to the majority of your storage needs, without having to use other pieces of furniture to block valuable space. A bed that has cubbies underneath and on the headboard is a great combination of three pieces of furniture in one.

Dark colors can make your bedroom walls come closer while light colors can help them recede. If you like dark colors, use them sparingly in accessories like throw pillows, area rugs, and as accents in drapery and bed linen. Consider using lighter colors on the walls and ceiling when decorating a small room to open up the space visually.

William Socket is a certified interior designer and runs his own interior decoration consultancy. William especially loves decorating a home in wooden furniture and believes that nothing gives a home as warm and cozy a touch as all-wood furniture and decor.