Tips for a Small Bedroom

Small bedroom? Don’t fret, your space still has plenty of potential to feel like the ultimate getaway! We’ve put together our tricks and tips we use every time we’re faced with the task of making a small bedroom feel grand.

TIPS FOR A SMALL BEDROOM


You don’t want to line the walls and overcrowd the space with furniture! Pick and choose your necessities and work with that. You don’t need as much as you think. In our Denver Tudor Project, our master was pretty small. We chose to keep with a king size bed, and then we had just enough room for a dresser. Both are necessities in the bedroom, and both create styling opportunity. We were able to decorate the top of the dresser, including framed art!

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In a really small bedroom, it’s really important to make sure you’re not over filling the room and making sure you’re giving yourself enough walk space- Especially around the bed. We hung up more art on an open wall, bringing moodiness to the space without disrupting the walkway.

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BEWARE OF THAT DOOR

It’s important to make sure that door swings aren’t interfering with furniture. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a nightstand on one side if a closet door is swinging into it. Sometimes you need to sacrifice a nightstand because there’s just not enough wall space!

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Speaking of nightstands

A small side table or stool makes a great nightstand. They don’t have to be grand pieces with multiple drawers. Make use of your space by using sconces in place of a table lamp.

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Hang small art pieces above the nightstand

Low on wall space? Don’t forget about the open wall above your nightstand! It doesn’t have to be a large piece, even a small banner or print will bring the space to life! This guest room in our Midway Project is small, but it’s full of character and charm. (Without feeling like the home of an interior designer with a nasty habit of hoarding!)

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY

An open space created by ceilings can be made into offices, while window seats can be your new favorite place to cozy up with a good book. Reading nooks and offices are a great way to make a bedroom feel personal, even when you don’t have much room.

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MIRRORS

Whether they’re on the floor or hung above a dresser or console, a mirror does wonders for making the room feel bigger, open, and it’s pretty convenient to have in the space where you get dressed! Floor mirrors are a good way to fill the space, but not take up a lot of room. Mirrors hung on walls trick the eye into thinking the space larger than it appears.

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PANELING

We’ve talked about doing wallpaper in a small space like a powder bathroom! In a small bedroom, we love to use simple wall coverings or some sort or paneling to make it a little more special since it is small. Bonus, a vertical panel will make the walls feel taller!

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Baskets

We always joke about being in the market for a good basket in our office, but that’s because we’re always in the market for a good basket! Throw them in your nightstands, next to your bed, or a closet! Easy storage and decor.

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