There is nothing quite like a bedroom. Counting all of the time spent sleeping, it is easily the most-used room in your house day in and day out. As an adult or a child, it can be a safe haven during the day as well. It is a place for watching movies, reading books, doing homework, or simply laying down for a short rest. So, given that you spend so much time in the bedroom, it is no wonder why you spend so much time and energy decorating it and how it can easily become an extension of your personality. However, decorating a bedroom becomes a much different project when you are working with limited space.
Trying to fit everything you want into a room that is too small can make it feel cramped and claustrophobic — which is the opposite of how your bedroom should feel. The obvious culprit for taking up valuable space is your bed. It is large, but a necessity that should never be skimped on. The few inches that separate a full from a queen or queen from a king start to add up when you don’t have a lot of space to begin with. But, you don’t want to sacrifice a good night’s sleep just to get yourself some more space in your bedroom. So, what are you supposed to do? The photo and home decor site Shutterfly has a list of 25 tips that work for any small bedroom. There are certain design principles and techniques that, if you adhere to, can make your small bedroom look much bigger. Some are optical illusions that make things seem larger like mirrors, wall colors, and high drapes, while others are tips that will actually increase your floor space, like creative storage techniques.
If you find yourself struggling to make everything fit in your bedroom you should definitely give this a read.