When you have a small bedroom to decorate, you may find that you end up putting in extra time and effort simply to get the best result. When you only have small walls to furnish and decorate, you need to think carefully about what you want to add and why. If a room is overcluttered, it will feel claustrophobic. On the other hand, if there are not enough features in the room, it will feel too minimalistic.
Create a Vision Board (or Ideas Board)
One of the first things you will want to do is create a vision board or ideas board. This will allow you to start putting all the ideas down that you want to feature in a bedroom. From the colors that you want to use to the textures and styles you want to feature in the furniture and soft furnishings. When you have a vision board to refer to, you have the opportunity to try various ideas and see what works best for you and the space on offer.
Use the Right Furniture
Not all furniture is going to work well in a small bedroom. Large pieces of furniture are going to dominate a room, and this is what you want to avoid. Smaller furniture is right for a small bedroom. This may mean you need to look at getting a small single bed 2ft 6 rather than trying to fit in a standard size. It may also mean that you want to look at a single wardrobe that is higher, as opposed to a double wardrobe that is wider.
Layer Soft Furnishings
What small bedrooms lack in size can be made up for with the help of soft furnishings. Soft furnishings such as curtains, throws, pillows and cushions can all be layered. Layering does not take up any space, and it does not make a room feel smaller or claustrophobic. When you are utilizing soft furnishings, it is important to use lighter colors and lighter fabrics if possible. Dark colors can make a space feel darker and change how the natural light flows.
Let Natural Light In
Any windows or doors that let light into a small bedroom must be utilized. To make the most of the natural light, keep drapes cool and relaxed in color and style. Also, try to utilize borrowed light if you can. Natural light used with mirrors can reflect light all around a room. Light will simply bounce off the walls and make a bedroom feel as spacious as possible.
Use Light and Bright Colors
Just because you have a small bedroom does not mean that you must paint it white, and white only. In fact, if you steer clear of darker colors and tones, you will find that you can pull off any color, especially those brighter colors. Statement walls painted in a bright color can accentuate a room and make it feel (and look) bigger than it is.