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Small bedroom survival guide: decorating 101

Small bedroom survival guide: decorating 101

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Small bedroom survival guide: decorating 101

Here, ten space-saving tips to create the bedroom of your dreams—no matter the square footage.

With large furniture, little closet space and a floor plan that allows for only one bedside table, a small bedroom can often seem like more of a burden than a haven. Whether downsizing to a smaller space or simply looking to revamp a cluttered guestroom, there are a number of ways to make the most of a small bedroom and turn it into your favourite room in the house.

Consider these 10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom.
 

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10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

Keep it light and bright

If you spend a lot of time in your small-space bedroom, you won’t want to feel like the walls are closing in around you. Skip the dark hues and opt for light and airy neutral tones throughout to make the room feel more open.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Tracey Ayton

10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

Choose a storage-savvy bed

If there’s no room for a closet or set of drawers in the bedroom, look to captain’s beds as a storage solution. And if you need a bit more height and drawer space underneath, go the custom route and build up.  

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10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

Skirt the storage issue

When you’re low on closet space in a small bedroom and your budget doesn’t allow for custom-made storage installations, a couple of tweaks to your decor can make a huge difference. Adding a skirt to the bottom of your bed allows you to hide out-of-season clothing in storage boxes underneath.

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10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

Make a multi-purpose nightstand

Bedside tables house our reading lamps and offer a great place to corral books and water carafes, but a small bedroom needs to make the most of every inch of space. Make that nightstand a multi-purpose dream with small drawer sets, creating more storage space for pyjamas, delicates or spare sheets.

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10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

Reflect with mirrors

Mirrors have the ability to open up a space and make a tiny room appear to be double the size. Place a large floor mirror on the wall by the base of the bed or opt for mirrored closet doors to take your bedroom from queen to king-sized.

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10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

Repurpose tabletop accessories into wall art

You don’t need to scale back on your favourite vintage trinkets or prized objets d’arts just because your bedroom lacks surface space for decorative vignettes. Install shadow boxes on the walls to house your accessories and turn your 3D objects into art installations.

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10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

DIY headboard

Can’t live without your king-sized bed? Try sacrificing a headboard to make room for a must-have large mattress. Painting a pretty design or using decals on the wall above the bed can give you up to a foot more floor space in a small bedroom.

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10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

Floating your bedside tables

When your bedroom floor space is just too tight to accommodate bedside tables, it’s time to get creative. Install floating bedside tables for a minimalist look that will give the room a modern, streamlined look.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Stacey Van Berkel-Haines

10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

Customize your storage space

Who said your master bed needs a headboard, anyway? Frame the top of your bed with a custom shelving unit that will not only free up floor space, but will double the amount of bedroom storage space.

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10 savvy space-enhancing solutions when tackling a tiny bedroom

Build upwards

Have a guest roomthat’s small on space? Build upwards with bunk beds, perfect for younger visitors or for single guests who can store their bags on the top bunk to free up precious floor space.  

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