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5 practical tips for decorating and styling a small bedroom

Article by Homes to Love

With these clever styling hacks, space won’t matter. Take a look through some simple and effective hacks that will help you make the most of a small bedroom

5 practical tips for decorating and styling a small bedroom

No matter its size, the bedroom should be a place to retreat at the end of a busy day; a sanctuary for you to relax and unwind in whether awake or asleep.

Unarguably one of the most personal rooms of the home, it’s important to make it a place you actually like to be in. That’s why when it comes to decorating and styling a small bedroom, it’s important to utilise the shape and space of your room to avoid it from feeling cluttered.

Whether it’s an inner-city loft or re-purposed attic, here are our tips for making the most of a small bedroom.

1. Smart storage

Get creative with your storage — small rooms usually mean limited wall space so it’s important to use each wall wisely. Try high overhead shelving above your bed for storing books, or opt for a hanging shelf that doubles as art. A bed with built-in storage is always helpful in small rooms. You can be sure your keepsakes and clothes remain dust-free, and mess is instantly minimised.

 2. Choose larger furniture pieces 

While it may seem contradictory, going for larger-sized furniture pieces can often help a room to look less busy. Clean lines will create more space, while a lot of smaller items can leave the room feeling chaotic.

The key is to find pieces that are multipurpose; a large bedside table with extra storage will make your room look much tidier than a cluster of cupboards and tables. Opt for minimalist-look pieces to make the bedroom feel more spacious and always choose designs with doors or drawers to conceal messy piles of clothes. Unless you’re meticulous about your storage organisation, open shelving can emphasise a small room’s limited space.

3. Keep within a limited colour palette 

Having too many hues in a small space can leave it looking confused and busy. Instead, help to maximise the bedroom space by using a limited colour palette.

Working with a small number of hues doesn’t necessarily mean all-white or monochrome; there are interesting ways to inject colour whether it be in the form of an artwork, your linen choice or even indoor greenery.

Start by deciding upon the colour scheme you’re going to work within and then later add in different coloured finishes. If the colour scheme is soft pinks and whites, black statement pieces can give the room a focal point and help to set the mood.

4. Add a mirror 

Trick the eye with a mirror. Large mirrors will make the room appear bigger and help to bounce light around.

Avoid mirrors with heavy, dark frames as they can look bulky and ruin the room’s flow. Ceiling to wall mirrors are most effective, however even small wall-based mirrors can have a huge impact.

5. Clever lighting 

Instead of cramping bedside tables with lamps, why not hang them? Hanging bedside lights will free up space, helping the room to feel more open. Plus, with so many different styles available, it’s a great chance to give your bedroom a modern update.

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