Whether it’s a compact master, a spare box room or your children’s room, furnishing a small bedroom can be a stressful task. Too much furniture and the room feels cluttered and claustrophobic, too little and the space lacks the personality and comfort that every bedroom needs.
Even if you have a smaller floor plan it doesn’t mean that your space needs to lack in impact and style, it’s all about utilising the space you must free up room for more creative accessories.
Ways to make the most of a small bedroom:
Save space with a storage bed
Find yourself tripping over clutter or freestanding furniture whilst getting into your bed in the evening? To elevate the storage space in your bedroom, without compromising on floor space, a storage bed could be the answer!
Storage beds are largely divided into two categories ottoman beds-which have a handy storage compartment beneath the sleeping platform, and divan beds- which are fitted with pull-out storage drawers. Both designs are super-stylish and enable you to store clothes, accessories, and other pieces out of sight.
Rethink your room layout
It may seem like an obvious point but playing around with the layout of furniture in your bedroom is the easiest way to maximise the space. Once you’ve decided on the position of your bed, why not try moving pieces around to find a configuration that works best for you? Any empty spaces or corners are a brilliant spot for freestanding furniture such as foot stools or drawers. Whereas under-window-spaces are perfect for bedroom seats.
Think outside the box (storage-wise)
Now we’re on the subject of boxes, it’s time to talk about storage! With a small-scale bedroom, storage is one of the most important considerations and the key to utilise all of the space available to you. We’ve already mentioned investing in a storage bed, but it’s also important to think creatively about other storage options. Divan-base drawers can keep your out-of-season wardrobe, shoes or spare bedding tucked away, whereas over door hangers are great for keeping coats and dressing gowns out of sight. The storage possibilities are endless!
Get playful with your colour palette
Colour has this amazing ability to create an illusion of space. While white may feel like the only option for a luxury bedroom, being playful with the colour palette in your space is a creative way to make the room feel altogether more inviting. Shades such as pinks, creams, greys, and browns can create a soothing template for the rest of your furniture, whereas some colours such as navy, bottle green or maroon give an indulgent, cocooning feel. A bold pattern can help to draw the eye upwards, giving the room a lofty feel.