The Tiny Room Dilemma: Smart Decoration Tips & Ideas

Your bedroom should be a place to relax and restore after a long, hard day. But if you’re living in a home with a small bedroom, it can be hard to make space feel serene while storing all your belongings.

It can be hard to find a balance of keeping a tiny bedroom neat without overcrowding the room. We have some great ideas to keep in mind to help you decorate your small bedroom. Let’s dig in!

Cut Back on the Clutter

This may seem fairly obvious, but the reason a lot of people struggle with small bedrooms is that they try to fit too much into it. The best thing to eliminate or reduce is decorating accessories. If they don’t provide storage or if they take up too much space, they would probably be better off in a living area.

You can also donate or sell that décor and use that cash to buy dual-purpose accessories that look great and store your stuff.

We recommend jewelry boxes, small trays, or stationary containers to decorate your room. As for the stuff you already have, if you haven’t used it (or noticed it was there) in the last year, it might be the perfect time to let it go.

Choose Bright Colors

Dark colors can make a room feel even smaller than it already is, so it’s important to make sure you’re choosing lighter, neutral tones that will help open up the room and make it brighter. Pastels, whites, tans, and light greys are perfect for the walls. You don’t have to stray from dark or bold colors completely, though. Choose them for accents like lampshades, throw pillows or accessories.

Choose bright colors

You could also play with paint patterns. Try a light gray or white wall with a dark striped accent wall. Or add a pop of color by painting the trim and crown molding a bright color that will tie your accents into space.

Pick the Right Furniture

If you’re purchasing new furniture for this room, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, make sure you take measurements of the room first, so you know what will and will not fit. Next, consider the size of the bed: a large bed will make your room feel tight and cluttered, and it will not leave room for other furniture items. Instead, consider the different mattress sizes available and see which will work best for you and your space.

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You’ll also want to consider furniture that will maximize your wall space. Try to steer clear of furniture that is built with a curve. Finally, check out furniture that comes with built-in storage in convenient places like a storage bed or a headboard with built-in shelving. These will give you somewhere to store items without taking up valuable space in your room.

Create a Focal Point

The main focal point in a small bedroom can bring everything together. The focal point can be whatever you choose – some people go for a bold, bright painting that makes a statement, while others go for an elegant piece of furniture like a canopy bed. Remember that whatever you choose as the focal point will be the central element in the room, so you’ll want to decorate with it in mind.

Make the Ceiling Pop

Another way to open up the room is to add some interest to the ceiling. There are many different ways to do this depending on what your particular style is. Some people choose to paint the ceiling a different color than the rest of the room to add color or texture.

Make the Ceiling pop

You could also add architectural elements like beams, panels, or crown molding for detail. If you’re looking to go bold with a pattern, you could choose a wallpaper that works with your decor and wallpaper your ceiling.

Having a small bedroom doesn’t mean it can’t be the relaxing getaway you need after a long day. Keep in mind these simple tips, and a small space can still feel big.

Written by: Erin, Lifestyle Blogger at American Freight Furniture and Mattress.

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