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Make the Most of a Small Bedroom

Updated: Jul 9, 2018

There is no reason that a small bedroom can’t be every bit as full of personality as a large master bedroom. The trick to creating a lovely bedroom when square footage is limited is to make smart use of the space you do have, keep furnishings scaled to the room, and most of all, not be afraid to show off your decorating chops.

Save Floor Space With Built-Ins

A small bedroom usually has an equally small closet. A great solution to this common concern is incorporating built-in storage around the head of the bed, If built-ins aren't an option, look for bookcases that fit in the space instead.

Make Your Furniture do More for You

Make the most of your small bedroom by using furniture to provide the storage that many undersized rooms lack. Case in point: this lovely bedroom substitutes a small dresser for a traditional nightstand, and has drawers built into the bed-frame to hold linens, sweaters, and other bulky items. If a new bed-frame is out of your budget, try buying wood crates that you can slide under your bed! It is a great way to clear up space in your room by removing the need for a large dresser!

Set Your Bed at an Angle

Create interest in your small room by angling your bed at the corner of your room. It’s even better when a pretty folding screen takes the place of a traditional headboard; the screen acts as a focal point for the room, drawing the eye upwards to increase the visual size of the space.  Another use for a folding screen in the bedroom is as a privacy barrier around the bed. This is especially good in a studio apartment, or in a shared children's bedroom.

‍Don't let their size put you off. What small bedrooms lack in space, they can more than make up for in charm and atmosphere. Learn to work with their awkward corners and strangely positioned windows, and they can become more characterful than most large rooms ever could. With careful planning, you can make the most out of even the tiniest space. 

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