1. Add secret storage space
Books, DVDs, clothes, bedding - all of this stuff takes up your precious space. That’s why you need to find some clever storage solutions! The most likely place you’ll store your titbits is under the bed. In order to avoid simply throwing things under like a messy teenager, you might want to purchase a bed with integrated storage or invest in some boxes. Floor to ceiling shelving also looks great. Check out these handy tips from Channel 4 for more storage ideas.
2. Let in the light
This will make your tenny weeny room look much bigger. The first step is opening the curtains! To make the most of the light introduce some colouring that will reflect it. Whites and yellows are ideal for this purpose. This will really open up your room and make it seem more inviting.
3. Have a focal point
No matter what size you bedroom is you’re going to need a striking focal point. Because your room is small you might want this to be the window. But most people focus on the head of the bed. Why not combine the two and place the bed in front of the window to create an extra special focal point. But if you do decide to pick just one, make sure the other is more neutral. Headboards & Interiors has some stunning headboards in neutral tones.
4. Open up the room
In other words, avoid anything big and bulky. And allow room for empty space as much as possible. You could buy a bed with no footboard, for example, to free up the middle of your room. Shorter pieces of furniture will also make your room feel less cramped. For example, a low table or ottoman would work well in a small space. Mirrors are another great way to open up a room and Elle has a list of some of the best mirror designs out there for you to be inspired by.
Remember that small bedrooms can still be beautiful. You just might have to approach the room a little unconventionally when decorating. Who wants to follow the crowd anyway?