6 tips for small bedrooms

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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There are spaces where size is very crucial. A cramped living room is not nearly as inviting as a spacious and airy one, but that doesn't necessarily mean they have to be large. A bedroom, on the other hand, is equally, if not more challenging to employ feng-shui into! 

So for those of you with little space in the bedroom, a wardrobe the size of cruise ship is really the last thing you want to go out and buy; it won’t just be tough to get up the stairs, it will also but largely impractical. In this respect, we want to give you a few hints and pointers about how to make the most of a petite chambre.

1. De-cluttering

Getting rid of all that unnecessary rubbish in your room is the first step you have to take in order to achieve a spacious look. The bare walls, like these above, give a slightly more industrious look to the place but also help to create additional space. 

2. Spaces

Porthleven: eclectic Bedroom by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Porthleven

LEIVARS

The little space that you have, of course, should be used wisely. And naturally, you need to have a place to store your clothes. The more space you can create (furniture wise) the better. We aren't saying substitute the bed and your comfort, we’re just saying take a look for some small and smarter storage options. 

3. Integrate roofs into your design

Who says that roof slopes are always in the way? Especially in the bedroom, they can create a certain cosiness. Using this as a place to store your bed, desk or even armchair is a great way to create space and, as you can see, looks great.

4. Using colour in a small bedroom

Using the right colour scheme, in both the walls and accessories, can and will help you to increase visually the size of your bedroom. In this design, the clarity of light and shadow upon a grey surface causes great effect. In combination with the yellow accessories, and feature wall a nice visual statement is made. 

5. Mirrors

Marylebone: modern Bedroom by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Marylebone

LEIVARS

Using mirrors in any bedroom will help to create the illusion of additional size. Take a look at this relatively small room, for example, it's even implemented the mirrors into the storage facilities of the room, taking away physical space, but, at the same time, making the place look bigger. 

6. Less is more

Sometimes, displaying all your worldly items around the walls of your bedroom is just unnecessary. Many opt for a more Scandinavian style these days and simply sleep on a very slightly raised bed, like the one pictured. It makes no difference to your sleep pattern, but it makes a huge difference to the size of your room. 

For more bedroom ideas:

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Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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