Have a small bedroom? Want to be sure you’re getting the most out of every inch? We like to think that small spaces are filled with outsize opportunities. Here are 8 Important Tips and Ideas for Arranging a Small Bedroom to make the most of yours.
HOW TO ARRANGE THE BEST BEDROOM
Bedrooms are a place for resting, for reading, for getting down. And besides a bed and a lamp, there’s nothing else that must go into it. So there are a lot of options for how much or how little you want to incorporate. We’ve gone the route of keeping it simple with no artwork just dark walls, patterned curtains and a white bed. But there are lots of options for packing style into a small space
1 Anchor Your Small Bedroom Layout
Start by putting your bed in the center of the most visible wall. (It’s usually the wall facing the doorway.) You’ll have enough space to jump under the covers from both sides. Add in two nightstands if you can.
2 Sketch Your Layout
Now that you know the basics, grab a pencil and a piece of paper and sketch your ideas. Even easier, use our online room planner to arrange your space without breaking a sweat. Small Layout, Out-sized Opportunities, need a smaller bed, different dresser, or to start over? Instead of stretching to fill a massive space, tiny rooms let you to focus on a few perfect pieces and special touches.
3 Hide Your Dresser in the Closet
Big furniture can put the squeeze on small rooms. If you have space, tuck your chest or dresser in the closet. You’ll free up valuable floor space, make your room appear larger, and have your clothes in one convenient spot.
Even if space is at a premium, mount lights to the walls, have an up light but make sure you’ve got more than one bulb (on the ceiling) otherwise no one is going to look good.
5 Place Your Bed Carefully
Is your rug an afterthought? Shouldn’t be. It can help make a small room look bigger, add softness, and introduce colors or patterns that tie your design together.
6 Place Your Rug Carefully
Follow your bed’s lead to understand what size rug you need. If the bed is centered, slip the rug about 2/3 of the way under. If it’s in a corner, put the rug next to it or under another piece of furniture.
7 Get Creative with Storage
When it comes to small spaces, storage is key. Be creative. Use under-bed storage to stash out-of-season clothing and custom shelving to store things like shoes and books, for example. You can even put a storage ottoman at the foot of the bed and get extra seating to boot.
8 Pack in Storage
If you just won’t ever be the minimal type but are stuck with a tiny closet for a bedroom, add storage in concentrated ares by adding a bookcase behind the bed. It will add pattern and texture to your room and you won’t have to look at it while you’re falling asleep. If you live in earthquake country, though, either make sure it’s bolted to the wall and books won’t fall on you or put the bookshelf on another wall.