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13 Tips and Tricks On How To Decorate A Small Bedroom

How To Decorate A Small Bedroom

Today we have chosen the problematic topic of small bedrooms and the issues such a space can raise when it comes to its decoration. Difficult in shape and size, we are confronted with the small space topic at least once in our life and the manner we choose to approach this issue will define the way we perceive, understand and appreciated that space. The entire idea of the bedroom revolves around the concept of rest, relaxation and rebooting our system everyday. Creating a stress free environment where the storage problems and the size of the space itself does not overpower us, overcrowding the breathable area is quite a challenge we have to accept and take on in a planned manner, taking into account a series of elements that if approached right will transform our entire understanding of small spaces. Ground colors, lighting, textures, details and accents all come and merge into creating the ultimate picture of relaxation, a true oasis for your body and soul where your personality and personal taste should shine. Go through the 13 Tips and Tricks On How To Decorate A Small Bedroom we have complied for you in the article below and reflect on your own method of approaching this highly spread concern.

How To Decorate A Small Bedroom


1. How to the background ground color for small bedroom

Imagine you are a painter and your small bedroom walls are your canvas. You have multiple options from the color pallet that can transform your bedroom and turn the entire way of perceiving it by simply choosing a slightly different hue. The first and most obvious choice is leaving the walls stark white and let the rest of your décor, furniture, works or art tell their story, whilst allowing the small space to breath. On the other hand, expressing your taste and personality is of great importance. Your bedroom should be your oasis and relaxation point, the one place where you can disconnect from the daily troubles and reboot your body and mind. Your vibrant personality should leave its mark on your small bedroom design, so don’t hesitate to choose dark hues on a statement wall as well as custom made wallpaper that will show off your headboard. Another option is keeping things right in the middle and opting for a pastel color scheme that will add a little bit of color and keep the interior design neutral at the same time. Choose your weapon of choice from the blank wall canvas painting ideas below.

Go white all the way

simple plain white small bedroom background

SOURCE  A + B Kasha

pastel hues will add delicacy to a small bedroom design

Tips and Tricks On How To Decorate A Small Bedroom homesthetics (2)

SOURCE Vtwonen

opt for an elegant feminine wallpaper
delicate pasteled background

SOURCE cutepinkstuffcom.blogspot.co.uk

powerful hues such as cobalt blue can add coziness and elegance to a small space, especially during nighttime when the lighting effect will enrich the entire appeal
pure blue cobalt contrast
pure contrast

SOURCES  Sarah’s Curio Filled Studio

2. set the focus to a statement wall

As declared above, a statement wall can be just the right amount of color perfectly used on your walls. You can add contrast, richness and elegance through the right design. A delicate blue Islamic culture motif can add a bohemian vibe to your bedroom corner. A bold color choice will reflect a vibrant, fun personality that will definitely raise your energy levels every single morning. Use a diluted colorful hue on two of your walls and leave the rest of them white, especially the one that includes your window which will reflect the natural light beautifully into the rest of your small bedroom space.

if a general colorful scheme is too much for your small bedroom stick with a single powerful wall

blue hues focus background
SOURCE  Planete Deco.

invest in an unique designed wallpaper
custom made wallpaper

SOURCE  gravity-gravity.tumblr.com

mix and match delicate hues with pure white for powerful contrasts

blue tones for background in small bedroom
SOURCE Steal This Look

have fun with your space and try a bold statement hue

bold constrasting background

SOURCE  Cottagesandbungalowsmag.com

girly pink can look glamorous when merged with gold accessories

pink powerful statement wall

SOURCE www.decorpad.com

3. emphasize the shape of the room

A key element in knowing how to decorate a small bedroom is mastering the understanding of your bedroom layout and taking advantage of its shape and size. A square room is quite easy to organize with a centered bed and a statement contrasting wall exposing your headboard, whereas a narrow room has limited options. In such a case the bed will definitely occupy the wall with the window serving as a headboard and an elegant wooden bench perfectly placed at the foot of the bed decorated with lovely scented candles, magazines, books and other accents will enrich your space. If your bedroom is constructed in a room with multiple other functions and you don’t have the option of having a private one, choose to mask it and offer yourself privacy with a set of white elegant curtains. You can also go the other way around and use one of your windows to construct your alcove bed as a focal point of the room with colorful pillows and beautiful bedspreads. You can add a single string of flickering lights to cozy up the atmosphere.

take advantage of every nook and corner and give it a function in your bedroom

built in bed near the window

SOURCE My Paradissi

an attic space with its exposed woodwork will transform any bedroom into the perfect cozy retreat

attic space bedroom

SOURCE Studio 512

a narrow room where the bed is the main element should be kept rather simple in décor

small bedroom decorating tricks

SOURCE  La Maison D’Anna G

even so, insert contrast and warmth by adding colorful window drapes and wooden elements

Small bedroom bed positioning

SOURCE T Magazine

opt for a delicate separation of the bedroom space for privacy and comfort at night

niche bed protected by white curtain

SOURCE Brit + Co.

4. work light to your advantage

Natural lighting is a key element in a small bedroom design. It can brighten up the space, make it seem larger and more fresh. Work it to your advantage and be careful not to crowd the space by adding heavy curtains. If you do choose this privacy option, opt for floor to ceiling long curtains to provide the sensation of height to your room even if your window is not that large. French windows are beautiful elements that should definitely be put to value in any space. Let them breathe and express themselves freely without any constraints.

natural light is a vital element in a small bedroom space

take advantage of the natural lighting


choose to add your bed facing the wall opposite the primary window

incredible luminous small bedroom


a pallet bed positioned next to a glass wall will serve as a perfect relaxation spot in your home

pallet bed facing a glass wall

SOURCE The Classy Issue

filter the income of natural light and dose it by using pastel curtains

elegant pastel small bedroom decor

SOURCE designmeetstyle.com

white furniture and decorations will reflect more of the natural light

filtered natural light in small bedroom

SOURCE mrsohsolovele.tumblr.com

a built in bed near a French window looks lovely

built in bed near french window

SOURCE John B. Murray

5. enlarge space using mirrors

No one can deny the great asset a mirror represents to a small space. They are often used to add the sensation of a double room, reflecting light beautifully along with its surroundings. Opt for tall mirrors with elegantly designed frames that will add value to your interior design. A golden framed vintage mirror will exude opulence and class and if you add a clothing rack and such a beautiful mirror on one of your bedroom walls you have got yourself an open wardrobe. Choose to position the mirror facing the window and invite a wonderful green scenery in.

the right type of mirror placed strategically in your bedroom will make the space look bigger

long mirror enlarging space

SOURCE Alec Hemer

a designer piece should be put to value and accentuated in your small bedroom

elegant mirror framed by curtains

SOURCE Melanie Acevedo

golden framed mirrors look very elegant, enlarge space and serve a functional purpose in your bedroom/ dressing room

narrow tall golden mirror

SOURCE Apartment Therapy

a perfectly arranged clothing rack and a narrow tall mirror can serve as a dressing room

open wardrobe small bedroom idea

SOURCE Design Sponge

6. opt for compact nightstands

We all have to agree nightstands are a necessity. Whether we use them to hold our smart phone at night, to display our magazine collection or scented candles, they serve a function purpose we can not eliminate from the bedroom. Luckily, creative options exist, varying from compact nightstands in modern designs to narrow wooden nightstands that add a plus in the décor department as well. We especially love the turquoise drawer recycled into a nightstand presented below.

find creative options of adding nightstands to your bed without loosing space

find creative options of adding nightstands to your bed without loosing space

SOURCE Maze Interior

a wooden nightstand will reflect light beautifully and warm up the atmosphere

wooden nightstand composition

SOURCE Light Sky Designs

recycle old wooden furniture pieces into fashionable nightstand

old wooden chair recycle into nightstand

SOURCE Design Blogg

an old drawer with a new paint job can serve as a chic nightstand

turquoise drawer turned nightstand


Golden Accents in a White Space Enriching the Look

golden accents in small bedroom design


7. organize small working stations

Sometimes you might enjoy working at night in the comfort and coziness of your bedroom. Arranging a small working space is possible even in a small bedroom. The key element here is the vertical plane and trying to occupy as little foot space as possible. Choose a narrow desk or small table, opt for a Lucite chair that will not crowd the space and organize all your necessities on the wall in a neat manner. You could also use this created space as a powder table, storing your jewelry and makeup accessories. Add a small mirror and set a space designed for your laptop, although we do not recommend bringing in such technology into the bedroom space. Create this oasis as a retreat and try and avoid the harmful impact the computer has on our body and mind.

Your Nightstand Can Double as a Small Work Space

Your Nightstand Can Double as a Small Work Space

SOURCE Kate Collins Interiors.

Use Lucite Furniture to Emphasize the Feeling of Space

Use Lucite Furniture to Emphasize the Feeling of Space


Keep Everything Organized with a Peg Board

Keep Everything Organized with a Peg Board 

SOURCE A Beautiful Mess

Store Books and Magazines in a Shabby Chic Manner

Store Books and Magazines in a Shabby Chic Manner

SOURCE Flickr/Tipsy Tessie

8. how to decorate a small bedroom with greenery

We have finally reached the fresh green chapter in this small guide. Nature has a way of slipping into our lives whether we like it or not. And although one might argue that a small bedroom does not have the necessary space for a plant, we tend to disagree. Greenery will provide the necessary oxygen, adding that fresh touch a small crowded space lacks and will add contrast to a plain décor. A single climbing plant will suffice as well as a small succulent collection or a beautifully crafted moss terrarium as a focal point on your nightstand. You have many options to introduce the green into your bedroom design.

Enrich Your Bedroom with Greenery

Enrich Your Bedroom with Greenery 

SOURCE abridgetonowhere.tumblr.com

A climbing plant in your bedroom can make wonders

A climbing plan in your décor can make wonders

SOURCE lindsaycharlotte.tumblr.com

Golden Angular Terrarium Emphasizing a Posh Look

Golden Angular Terrarium Emphasizing a Posh Look

SOURCE www.gardeners.com

Stunning Spherical Terrarium Changing the Game

Stunning Spherical Terrarium Changing the Game

SOURCE www.etsy.com

9. how to add diversity with small accents

We have finally reached the detail section. Well, we could talk for hours about modern and controversial works or art in comparison with more traditional canvas painting ideas. But the truth is, anything goes nowadays. A large bold colorful painting placed on the main wall can serve as a modern headboard for your bed. Coppery elements inserted delicately will add a touch of glamour to an all white design. Fresh flowers in glass or ceramic containers will exude freshness and femininity. Choose wisely, with your heart and do not overdue things. Select a specific area and organize and decorate in a minimal manner, without separating too many elements around the room. You want to obtain a complex, organized bedroom design composition.

Add Small Details That Set the Tone

elegant delicate decoration for a small bedroom

SOURCE www.westelm.com

Wall Art Will Enhance Your Bedroom Design

Wall Art Will Enhance Your Bedroom Design

SOURCE blog.templeandwebster.com.au

Flowers are Always Transforming Interiors

Flowers are Always Transforming Interiors 

SOURCE www.lonny.com

Greenery and Dotted White Ceramics Enriching a Room

Greenery and Dotted White Ceramics Enriching a Room 

SOURCE www.homeyohmy.com

Succulent Plants in Transparent Geometric Planters

golden terrarium collection Succulent Plants in Transparent Geometric Planters

SOURCE www.westelm.com

Small Cloche Bell and Candle Set the Mood

Small Cloche Bell and Candle Set the Mood

SOURCE blog.freepeople.com

10. invest in storage options

When we think about small bedrooms, the issue of storage space always surfaces. Luckily, open wardrobes are very fashionable and the space underneath your bed is always a viable storage option. We have chosen a single idea in this department we have thought representative for the issue of small bedroom storage, a wooden ladder recycled into a beautiful simple pop colored storage option for an open wardrobe. Limit this solution to a single corner or wall in your room and use wicker baskets to hide other unnecessary items that could crowd the overall picture.

Invest or Create Proper Bedroom Storage

wooden ladder turned into storage


11. create a custom DIY Headboard

We simply love customized headboards, especially the ones created with our own hands. The right headboard design can move the entire focus of your bedroom to its  basic element which is the bed. Choose to go with a diy wooden pallet headboard that makes a statement through its design or opt for a wire, metallic one that would fit right in a bohemian romantic design scheme. Focus on keeping it simple yet powerful through shape, material and texture.

Customize Your Own Wooden Headboard

diy wooden pallet headboard

SOURCE weheartit.com

Go with a Bohemian Theme

Go with a Bohemian Themed headboard


Scandinavia Vibe With Upcycled Wood in Stark White Bedroom

Scandinavia Vibe With Upcycled Wood in Stark White Bedroom 

SOURCE Ginger-ella.tumblr.com

12. Invest in bedspreads

If the bed and its headboard is the key focus of your room, the bedspreads are like the icing on the cake. It can turn a room’s atmosphere upside down and express a totally different personality. Go for plain cotton bedspreads for a calming, relaxing atmosphere, get in touch with your feminine side and choose a floral motif or express your vibrant personality and style through bold pop colorful bedspreads.

bring any room to life with the right bedspreads

bring any room to life with the right bedspreads 

SOURCE newurbanhomes.com

vibrant rich dark tones will add contrast and power to your bedroom

vibrant rich dark tones will add contrast and power to your bedroom

SOURCE  79ideas.org

fresh girly bedspreads should be used in a plain white bedroom design

fresh girly bedspreads should be used in a plain white bedroom design

SOURCE lilyallsorts.com

darker hues work perfectly with a more sophisticated furniture design

darker hues work perfectly with a more sophisticated furniture design

SOURCE bellamumma.com

delicate pink and pale blues will soften the design scheme

delicate pink and pale blues will soften the design scheme

SOURCE flickr.com

13. Save Space with Small Bedroom Furniture Ideas

In the end, if the budget allows you, you can save all the fuss of furnishing a difficult small bedroom by opting for a smart furniture pack that will provide you all the necessary spaces in one single compact solution.The downside of this particular option is the lack of personality infused into a space by such a choice, which can indeed be transformed into an asset if decorated with care and love.In the end though practicality is the key word in such a small bedroom design solution.

Versatile Small Furniture Packages Can Incorporate Everything

smart small bedroom furniture pack Versatile Small Furniture Packages Can Incorporate Everything 

Hide-able Bed in a Small Space is a Great Asset

multi functional furniture idea Hide-able Bed in a Small Space is a Great Asset 

SOURCE decorativebedroom.com

The list could go on and on, but we’ll limit our guide to the above 13 elements that we consider essential in the overall design scheme of a small bedroom. We would love to  enlarge this guide with your own ideas so feel free to share your valuable feedback in the comment section below.

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Elli and her experience in arts and crafts are the backbone of the home improvement content on the website. Elli is responsible for keeping the content up to date as Head of Updates and ensuring that facts and recommendations are valid and trustworthy.

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