It’s no secret that small bedrooms can be tricky to decorate. But have you noticed when a room is well styled, you tend to forget about the size? These simple and stylish ideas to make a small bedroom look bigger will help you make the most of your visual space in even the closest quarters.
This list of small space hacks are easy to incorporate, and are sure to make any small bedroom feel more open and airy. Try combining a couple of these tips, to turn your tiny bedroom into a retreat you’ll never want to leave!
#1 – Hang Your Curtains High
When hanging curtains, the closer to the ceiling- the better. Hanging them well above the window frame will draw the eye up, and make a cramped room feel more spacious.
Always make sure you measure for the right size curtain to fit the space. Curtains measuring 108 inches or 120 inches are some of the longest you can buy, or you can always DIY long curtains for custom sizes.
Patterned curtains can make a room look busy, so opt for a single shade in a light colored. This will help a small bedroom feel even more bright and airy!
#2 – Use Light Colored Bedding In Small Bedrooms
I’m obsessed with a gorgeous patterned bedding as much as the next gal, but in tiny bedroom- they just don’t work. Instead choose a light colored bedding that blends in with the rest of the room.
Light colored bedding always looks elegant, and helps the space feel more open in airy. Plus, you can always add a splash of color with some pretty pillows or a throw.
#3 – Define Small Spaces With Rugs
Rugs work wonders in smaller rooms. Placing an oversized rug in a small bedroom helps draw attention to the full length of the space, and feel more open,
If you don’t have space for a giant rug- no worries! You can also push a smaller rug slightly under furniture. Try keeping the front legs of your sofa, chair, or bed, and leave the back legs off it. The rug works to connects the pieces together and creates a nice sense of proportion in a small bedroom.
#4 – Beds With Storage Drawers
Having furniture that works double duty, can help you save space in any tiny room.
I’m obsessed with my storage bed, because it’s perfect for storing extra bedding, throw pillows, and clothes. It cuts down on clutter while keeping the items easily accessible.
There are some beautiful options out there for storage beds, or if you love your current bed, you can always DIY under the bed storage.
#5 – Add Light With Large Mirrors
Light is key to making a small space feel more open and airy. Large mirrors help you make the most of your natural light, and they look phenomenal in bedrooms.
Try placing an oversized mirror on the darkest wall of your room, or hang a a pair of mirrors behind your nightstands for a lovely symmetrical vibe.
#6 – Save Small Space with Sconces
In a small bedroom, every inch of real estate in valuable. Using wall sconces instead of lamps, helps you make the most of your availible surfaces.
Plus without a lamp on your bedside table, you have more space for evening reads, and pretty accessories.
#7 – Low Profile Nightstands
When it comes to small spaces, it’s no surprise that the more open looking the better. That’s why nightstands with open shelves, and acrylic bedside tables are a great choice for small bedrooms.
Nightstands with light colors, mirrored finished, and floating end tables are also great low profile picks for a tiny bedroom. Style them sparingly with bedtime essentials and you’ll have a space the feels instantly bigger.
#8 – Declutter A Small Bedroom With Trays
Accessories can help spruce up a small room, but placing them on a decorative tray keeps them from looking like clutter. Try using a glass tray for arranging anything from candles, to perfumes, and flowers.
Using trays lets you show off your favorite items, while making a small bedroom look neat and tidy. Decluttering your bedroom is one of the smartest ways to make it look bigger, but don’t worry- you don’t have to go full Marie Kondo to make a big impact!
#9 – Large Scale Art
Bigger art helps expand the visual feeling of the space, and make sure that the size of the room isn’t what you notice.
Try using large artworks that compliment the wall color of the space, or multiple frames in the same cohesive color to help a small bedroom feel more open.
#10 – Transparent Furniture
Acrylic furniture helps make small spaces feel more open, and these nightstands can work double duty as a vanity table. When space is tight, it’s always a major plus to have furniture that serves multiple purposes.
The acrylic trend isn’t dying down anytime soon, so look for an chic chair, or lucite table for your tiny bedroom. And if you’ve got a low bed, an acrylic coffee table will works wonders to maximize your visual space.
#11 – Attention Grabbing Lighting
A showpiece lighting fixture is a sure fire way to draw the eye up in a small bedroom.
Try an elegant chandelier, or sculptural fixture for some fun visual texture that will maximize the feeling of space in a petite bedroom.
And there you have it! Small bedroom decorating ideas that will help you turn your tiny space into your favorite room in the house.
Try a few of these ways to make your small bedroom look bigger, or apply some of these tips to other small rooms in your home!
Tell me, have you tried some of these techniques to make a small space feel more open? The curtain trick has always been one of my favorites!
Thanks for reading, and for more bedroom decorating ideas, check out this guide on easy ways to decorate a french country bedroom.