Furniture and Interior Design

Small Bedroom Makeover – Decorating Small

When faced with a small bedroom, decorating ideas may seem difficult. After all, there’s not a whole lot of room to work with. Not to worry, though, because once you figure out the perfect idea, decorating a small bedroom can end up being rather fun. When you’re forced to decorate a small space, certain rules are applied to the technique involved. The first thing that you need to remember is that when you’re working with a small space, you want to keep your paint light in color. A dark colored paint will make the room feel even smaller than it really is. You also don’t want to have too many decorations and furniture. A simple single bed, a dresser (if there’s no closet space), and a small desk or vanity with clean lines. Furniture that’s painted to look like antiques is a great idea and vanilla colors and lighter blues will add a flair of English country elegance to the setting.

As for decoration, if you want things like a TV, you may want to consider hanging the TV on the wall instead of placing it on any surfaces and making the room feel cluttered. For a small collection of books for your guests or child, try using wall mount bookshelves. If your space is really small or if your dresser is just too big, consider placing a pull out storage space under the bed. Similar to a trundle, it’s a wonderful option for storing clothes. A traditional headboard for a bed can push it farther out into the room a lot more than you might think. Instead of using a regular headboard for your bed, try using a wall mounted headboard instead. Don’t forget a small nightstand next to the bed with a strategically placed mirror behind it to make the room feel a little bigger by reflections!

You don’t want a lot of visual weight in a smaller room. This tends to make the room feel smaller and more crowded. Painting the room a light and airy color is a better way to go. Muted pastels are perfect for such a small space. You don’t want to use a bright paint as it has a tendency to feel a little too busy in a room that is supposed to feel restful. Take advantage of natural light. Even if you only have a single window in the room, heavy curtains or drapes is a no-no. Let in that light! Use a sheer curtain for the window and add a mini blind for privacy at night or to keep out the sun during a nap. Little keepsakes that are made of glass or perhaps a small glass lamp on the vanity can capture the sun’s rays from your window. Light reflects and can even cast a rainbow or two on surfaces. This not only helps with the airy feeling in the room, but it also adds a certain degree of charm. If you still feel that you’re lacking in light, you may want to think about adding recessed lighting to the room to avoid using up floor and surface space. The key here it to make sure that you keep clutter at bay. Once you get started, you’ll find your groove and end up with a beautiful guest room!

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