November 27, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Decorating a Small Bedroom

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So you've just found an apartment in a great neighborhood. There's nothing wrong with the apartment as such, but it's just that you wish the bedroom was a little bigger.

Yes, we realize that – the bedroom is for many people the most important room in the apartment. It's where you get maximum privacy, feel safe and do as you please: cuddle with your partner, read a book on Kindle, listen to music or just catch up on your beauty sleep.

Even if you have a small bedroom, you can spruce things up and make it appear much bigger than it really is – with smart design and creativity. Follow these tips on decorating a small bedroom.


  • #1: Start with the bed.

The bed is the most important part of the bedroom. Don't hesitate to invest in a high-quality bed, even if it costs a lot. It is also the first thing people notice about your bedroom. Decorate the bed; add something unique, such as a rustic iron piece or a padded headboard at the head of the bed. The space under the bed can be used as a highly efficient storage space. Hang portraits, wall art, and photos in the space around the headboard.


  • #2: Focus on the lighting.

Lighting can make all the difference in interior design. Be creative with the lighting. Add low-wattage LED bulbs to light up the bedroom from different angles. Soft lighting or recessed lighting blurs the edges of the room; opens up more spaces and makes the bedroom appear bigger. Also, it has a calming or relaxing effect on you, just what you need after a hard day at work.


  • #3: Install innovative storage options.

Go vertical when it comes to the storage. Install floating shelves in the bedroom for your books, smartphones, tablets, pictures, and magazines. Use rustic baskets, buckets, and walls to store any miscellaneous stuff that you don't need at the moment.


  • #4: Add small mirrors to the bedroom.

Hanging small mirrors onto the bedroom walls and a tall mirror to the door creates an illusion of depth, making the room appear more spacious, and bigger than it actually is. Mirrors bounce light around the room and make it appear more open and less claustrophobic.


  • #5: Don't be shy!

Use the small bedroom as an excuse to express yourself, show just how creative you can be. Go for a mix of rustic and charming and bold and funky wall décor. Remember, your bedroom is a deeply personal space which belongs to you and you alone. Nobody is going to judge you, give vent to your creativity. Go crazy, try things you've never tried before. Surprise yourself and your partner!


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