How To Create A Stylish Bedroom In A Small Space

April 21, 2017

Older houses tend to have huge bedrooms full of space to add decoration, storage, and seating, as well as a giant bed. Modern homes often do not have the same luxury. Many newer homes have tiny bedrooms and smaller rooms in general, as they try to fit more into the same space. Fortunately, there are many ways you can create a stylish bedroom in a smaller space. Here is a look at some of the best:

Keep It Light

Dark colors can make a room seem small and claustrophobic. While dark walls might seem romantic and atmospheric, you may find them overpowering in a smaller space. Keep your room light and airy by painting your walls relaxing pale shades and letting in as much natural light and fresh air as you can.

Add Mirrors

Mirrors are a wonderful tool when it comes to making a room seem bigger. They give the optical illusion of a much larger space. Large wall mirrors or small decorative mirrors on a dressing table or side table can both have a great effect.

Clever Storage

Be clever with the space you have. Your bed probably takes up most of the floor space, so store things underneath it. Make sure your wardrobe has plenty of shelves and your drawers have dividers, thus you can fit in as much as possible without losing order.

Utilize Height

Even small rooms have height. Mount shelves on your walls. Buy a tall, narrow wardrobe to take advantage of the height of your room.

Bedside Tables

Bedside tables come in all shapes and sizes so you will be able to find some to fit into even a small gap between your bed and the wall. Wooden bedside cabinets from Revival Beds look incredibly stylish, while offering you extra storage space. Add a lamp to your tables to add extra light to the room and create a relaxing reading space.


Removing clutter from your bedroom will make your room look much nicer, keep you safe when you are walking around in the dark, and even reduce your stress levels. Work your way around the room throwing away or donating anything you do not need or want and then make sure everything left has a home.

Stick To The Essentials

Remember your bedroom is for sleeping and relaxing. You do not need things like desks and TV’s. If anything, these will ruin the relaxing atmosphere you are trying to create and hinder your sleep. Try to keep your bedroom furniture to a minimum, only keeping those things that are useful or add to the room in some way, such as a dressing table mirror with lights. Everything else can find a new home.

Your bedroom is one of the few spaces in your home that is just for you and your partner. It is not a room in which you entertain or spend time with other people. It is where you relax and unwind. It is where you are intimate and truly yourself. Your décor and style should reflect your personality. The size of the room does not have to hinder this!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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