Home Decor: 10 hacks for a tiny bedroom
With the right design tips and techniques, you can turn your small space into a dreamy retreat that will be your favourite place in the world! From clever storage solutions to multitasking furniture, these great ideas will breathe new life into your compact scheme.
Create depth with mirrors
Mirrors are a great way to add depth to smaller spaces because of their ability to act like additional windows. Hanging several smaller mirrors in a group can add lots of visual interest while using one large mirror will instantly create the illusion of a more square footage. Depending on which appeals to you more, go ahead and make your room look bigger and brighter with this addition.
With a statement-making print stealing your attention, you’ll hardly notice that your side table is barely big enough to fit a book. Also, it amps the style factor notches higher and makes the room look so much livelier. Use it on one wall preferably, but if you're the creative kind and enjoy a punch of colour all around, don't hesitate to go for more than just one wall.
Under bed storage
Tiny bedrooms are often short on storage, so take advantage of every inch of space. Antique dough bowls, large baskets, plastic bins or rolling drawers create easy-to-use extra storage under your bed. Also, since it's tucked away, it won't make the room look untidy and unorganised. Another good tip for storage is investing in a box-bed. Box beds can hold a whole lot of stuff and are very convenient.
Customise your furniture
Having custom furniture made for your space can be a very worthwhile investment. It will be precise and will fulfil all your needs. For example, a wall-mounted bedside table with a chair to fight exactly under it will avoid taking up space necessarily.
Light it up
Smart lighting choices have a big effect on how a small bedroom feels. It can make or break the feel of a room. Soft light coming from several different directions is a good idea, as it will blur the edges of your room and, in turn, make it feel larger. Also, try using hanging lamps more than ones which will take up floor or table space.
All white is a fail-safe space enhancer. It makes for a serene feeling and lightens up a room just as good as lights do. So whether it's the colour of your furniture or your linen, experimenting with white rarely disappoints. Though it can be tough to maintain, it's really worth a try!
Headboard with storage
If your bedroom is more bed than room, look at it as a storage opportunity. You can adapt your bed to store many things, starting at the top. Choose a headboard that gives you storage space for books, magazines, mementoes and more.