How to Maximize a Small Bedroom

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At some point in your life, there will be a situation where you’re going to be living somewhere with limited space. With limited space comes a small bedroom.

Now, for some people, the bedroom is the most important part of the house. People spend a third of their lives asleep so it’s important to have a bedroom that’s comfortable and where your mind can go to rest.

But not all homeowners are blessed with a spacious bedroom. Not everyone can buy whatever size furniture they want and not worry about making the bedroom look cluttered. 

So what do you do when you have limited space?

Below are some tips for homeowners who find it challenging to design their bedroom because of the limited space. Follow these tips to help you maximize your small bedroom.

1. Use light colors and reflective surfaces

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Learn how to take advantage of light colors and reflective surfaces. One way to make a small bedroom look bigger is to use light.  Light colors will make your room look larger, and reflective surfaces will bounce light around and make the room feel brighter.

Colors have the capability to make a space feel smaller, but by using light colors or even white, you can open up the room. Another way to add light is to use lamps instead of overhead lighting. This will create a more inviting and relaxing atmosphere while still providing enough light to see. 

When it comes to utilizing reflective surfaces, you can also use mirrors to reflect light and make the room seem larger. 

Finally, natural light is always the best way to brighten up a space. If you have windows in your small bedroom, make sure to let in as much natural light as possible. 

Pro Tip: Anything that draws the eye upwards or emphasizes the vertical space can make a room look bigger. One way to do this is to paint the ceiling, this will make an illusion of the walls being larger or invisible, making the room feel more spacious.

2. Add Drawers Under the Bed

Another way to make the most of a small bedroom is to add drawers under the bed. This can help to create more storage space and free up some floor space as well.

There are a few things to keep in mind when adding drawers under the bed. First, measure the space carefully to ensure that the drawers will fit properly. Second, consider the height of the bed frame when selecting drawer sizes. taller beds will require taller drawers, while lower beds may be able to accommodate smaller ones.

Third, take into account what type of materials you want the drawers to be made from. Some people prefer wood for its classic look, while others may prefer plastic or metal for its durability and easy-to-clean surfaces.

Finally, be sure to select a drawer system that is easy to install. There are a number of different systems available, so it is important to find one that will fit your specific needs.

Pro Tip: Use furniture that doubles as storage. A dresser or chest of drawers can provide extra storage space, and ottomans or benches can also be used for storage.

3. Get Rid of Clutter

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A messy or cluttered room will always look smaller than it actually is. So get rid of the clutter as much as you can.

If your small bedroom feels cramped and cluttered, it can be tough to feel comfortable. This will negatively affect your sleep too. But by decluttering your space, you can create a serene and tranquil environment that will help you relax and get a better night’s rest.

Below are some tips that can help you declutter your small bedroom:

  • Start with the bed. Make sure your bed is made and all of the pillows are fluffed. This will give the illusion of more space in the room.
  • Put away any clothes that are lying around. If your clothes are taking up space on chairs or on the floor, they need to be put away in a dresser or closet.
  • Get rid of any unnecessary furniture. If you have any furniture that is taking up space and not being used, get rid of it. This will open up the room and make it look bigger.
  • Organize your books and magazines. If you have a lot of books and magazines, consider getting rid of some of them or organizing them in a way that takes up less space.
  • Declutter your nightstand. Remove any items from your nightstand that you don’t need. This will give you more space and make it look less cluttered.

4. Hang curtains high

You can make it look bigger by hanging the curtains higher. If you hang the curtains closer to the ceiling, you trick the eye into thinking the ceiling is taller and the room is bigger than it really is. 

Here are other space-saving tips that you can do with curtains:

  •  When hanging curtains, make sure that it’s not obscuring any windows or light fixtures.
  • Make sure the curtains are wide enough to cover the entire window, from top to bottom.
  • Use sheer or lightweight curtains to allow as much light into the room as possible.
  •  Choose a bright or light-colored curtain fabric to reflect more light and make the room appear larger.

5. Add plants

One way to add both light and color to a small room is by adding plants. Plants can help brighten up a space and make it feel more inviting.  They also add life to a room and make it feel more spacious.

If you want your room smelling fresh all the time, then plants can also help purify the air, which is especially important in a small room. So if you’re looking for a way to make your small bedroom feel bigger, adding plants is an excellent option. Just be sure to choose plants that are appropriate for the light levels in your room and that don’t require too much care. Some good options include aloe vera, bamboo palm, Boston fern, and spider plants.

Be Creative

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Don’t let a limited space hold you back from getting creative and feeling at home. There’s always a way to make the rooms in your home more spacious and functional, the same goes for your kitchen or living room area. A small room isn’t a problem but it could be one if you feel claustrophobic in it. 

Donate things that you don’t need or replace things that take up too much space. 

If you’re thinking about renovating your room entirely, then don’t jump into making changes at once. Make it a point to have a vision of how you want your room to look like, consult with contractors, and consider the materials you’re going to use as well as the cost.

Your room is a place where you can rejuvenate and replenish your energy. Follow the tips above to restore the sense of space and organization in your bedroom.

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