You know the old saying, that ‘small is beautiful’? Well, tell that to the person sleeping in a room with barely enough to swing a cat. Sure, we’d all love a little more, but when things are compact, close and cosy, it’s only natural to seek solutions. And seek you shall, because you’ve come to the right place my friend; our 7 ideas to make your bedroom look more spacious.
LIGHT COLOURED WALLS
When it comes to bedrooms, it is always better that you keep your wall tones and hues on the more mellow side of the colour palette. And that’s a place we simply love to hang out. While dark colours can be striking and give a luxurious aire, for smaller rooms it’s better to stick to pastels and other light colours, reflecting brightness and giving an impression of roominess.
Darker colours usually absorb light, which makes your room look smaller. Light colours, on the flipside, reflect the light. Go further and colour code your bedding with your walls. A matching pillow or duvet would definitely make your room look succinct and spacious.
When it comes to furniture, we usually look for the best-looking, aesthetically pleasing, with scant regard for how it actually fits within the space. While there are multiple options to choose from while coming to a decision, it’s highly advisable that you prioritise space-saving furniture if you’re short on space. Multi-purpose furniture is a great investment and it also helps save space in such a way that your room looks bigger. Storage spaces that come housed within your bed frame, dressers that fold into side tables, and trunks which provide seating and storage at the foot of the bed are all great ways to save space and also keep your belongings.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BED
The bed is, of course, the focal point of the bedroom, hence the name and all that. But why not get creative in this most stagnant of features? Using a futon rather than a bed is a great way to get yourself a sofa during the day, as well as a bed during the night. Pullman beds are also a great way to maximise the floor space you need while slinging up hammocks is also a great way to lounge in your bedroom without taking up floor space. You can also go for a folding mattress to save up on space.
WHEN THEY GO LOW, WE GO LOWER
Keeping your furniture low can help in keeping the visual aspect of the bedroom clear and roomy. So, avoid tall chairs and tables in a small bedroom to achieve that spacious look. If your heart is set on a bed with a headboard, then an organic mattress for small spaces is the answer; simply decorate around it to achieve that maximised spaciousness.
BUILT-IN SHELVING AROUND YOUR BED
This is one of the most efficient ways to ensure maximum space, accessibility and comfort in your bedroom. Because built-in shelving, shaped around the bed, not only gives you more space but also makes it seem as though the walls have enough depth, too. Built-in shelves are a great way to keep yourself organised, as well, keeping the space-sapping clutter at bay. Decorating your bedroom will be much easier minus the barriers and obstacles that mess presents.
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
Adding mirrors in your room against a bare wall is ultimate interior design hack to achieve a sense of roominess. This is because a cleverly angled mirror will help create the illusion of depth and height. Optimally, it is best if you keep your mirrors floor-to-ceiling, should you have the vertical space to play with. Moreover, when it comes to mirrors, choosing a cupboard with an attached mirror kills two birds with one stone.
SIMPLICITY IS ELEGANCE
Keeping your bedroom simple and balanced is the key to maximising the space within. Storage solutions, neat shelving and a general obsessive approach to organisation within your bedroom is the best way to keep things clean and roomy. Tidy room, tidy mind, and all that.