A small bedroom can be difficult to design because even before adding any other furniture, you have to place a bed that can take up a lot of space already. However, it doesn’t mean that you must switch to a smaller bed and sacrifice your comfort to decorate a bedroom. Try to learn about basic colour schemes and design rules to find out how you can make a small bedroom appear larger. Here are some tips you can incorporate into your bedroom.
1. Playing with paint
The first trick you can apply to make your bedroom appear larger is by choosing the right paint colour. Use light or monochromatic colours for the wall. Light colour can reflect the light which will make your room appear brighter and therefore larger. Then, choose a darker colour or bolder pattern on the ceiling. This trick will draw your eyes to look upward, hence giving the illusion of a higher ceiling.
2. Smaller or compact furniture
A bedroom is a sleeping sanctuary, therefore, avoid unnecessary furniture or electronics. In fact, skip a framed bed and keep the bed on the floor to save more small space. More often you will not need a lot of table in the bedroom, so skip it and just on the bedside table only. If you want more storage space, try built-in furniture. For example, a platform bed with under bed storage space.
3. Coordinate your furniture
Another thing you need to keep in mind in decorating a bedroom is coordinating your furniture. You want the lines of all the furniture in your bedroom coordinated, just like a painting. For example, if you have vertical lines or patterns, don’t suddenly put a horizontal patch. It will break the flow of your bedroom design and make it looks cramped. If you think your room has a lot of horizontal flow, maybe you want to put your shelves sideways to adjust the horizontal flow of all other furniture.
Decorating a small bedroom can be tricky, especially if you want it to look less cramped and appear larger. Don’t overdo in furnishing your bedroom and keep everything simple and neat. Appreciate the empty space and try not to think that empty space should be filled.