In this day and age, finding your perfect version of a huge bedroom in the city can be a painstaking task. There are so many elements that play a part in the equation—rent, location, design!
Luckily, there are quite a few ideas floating about to help spruce up a smaller bedroom and convert it into the space of your dreams.
Keep the layout neat and tidy by not over complicating it! Set your bed up in the middle of the room, with its headboard against a wall and ample place along the sides. This positioning will open room flow and will be very helpful when making the bed.
It’s ok to go dark
Contrary to what some people say, dark colours in the bedroom aren’t the worst idea. Embrace the space your room has to offer and play with its mood. Neutrals and whites are lovely, but so are charcoals, blues and dark greens. Play with paints and bring character to the area.
Light it up
Introducing plenty of light sources can instantly elevate the look of a room. It keeps the space from seeming claustrophobic while adding to the overall look. Get your hands on a pendant lamp, floor lamp or table lamp if natural lighting is elusive.
Rely on just your favourite essentials to open up your space. Since focus tends to stay with your bed, get rid of any unnecessary accent furniture or accessories. If possible, swap out existing pieces with sleek, multi-functional designs that can double as storage—think a nifty storage bed!
Storage space declutters
Taking a cue from the previous pointer, we come to how storage space helps open up a room. When there is a place for everything, piling up your everyday basics becomes a thing of the past. If floor space is an issue, look at getting loft units or wall-mounted shelves.
Create an illusion of space
If you just want it to seem a tad more spacious then look at getting yourself a mirror. Position it in a way where the mirror reflects whatever light filters into the room. Another clever way to make a room look bigger is by hanging lengthy curtains as close to the ceiling as possible.
Give your bed another job
Beds can do more than just providing a place to sleep at night. During the day, drape a pretty bedspread across it and lay a couple of pillows and cushions to transform the bed into day-time seating. Lounge about or work on it without creating too much of a mess.
Play with colourful accents
While opting for vibrant and bright cushions and throws is not a hard-and-fast rule, it does make for a welcome addition. Along with a pop of colour to spaces, these accents help inject an interesting and happy vibe to wherever they sit.
Create an illusion of space
Just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean you have to forego on the beauty of greenery! Bring a couple of plants into the bedroom and watch them breathe life into the area. If you are pressed for space on tables, shelves and ledges then make these plants attractive wall decor.