If you live in the city or share a house with roommates, you probably have an extremely small bedroom. And this can be a challenge if you’re not in the “less is better” mindset.
6 tricks to see a small room bigger
If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’ll find that most apartments have a small bedroom. As frustrating as it may be at first, you will learn that a small space can be very well adaptable to different needs.
1. Use light tones on furniture and walls
The light tones automatically help make spaces look brighter and bigger. So before you do anything else, decorate your bedroom or office with a fresh coat of white paint. And if pure white is too harsh, go for an off-white hue, but try to avoid dark colors.
2. Add depth with colors and patterns
If you love bright colors and patterns, but don’t have the space to make a bold statement, try emphasizing a corner: with color or wallpaper at the base of a bookcase or inside an alcove to give the room depth.
Unlike an entire wall, this corner won’t clutter up such a small space. And it is also much cheaper than installing wallpaper.
3. Take advantage of high ceilings
If your room has high ceilings, then you’re in luck. For starters, these types of ceilings will make your space appear much larger than it really is, while also giving you more storage options. So use the extra height by installing shelves just below the roofline. It’s great for books and anything else you don’t use on a daily basis.
4. Make use of the corners
Do you want to secure the small space for your office in the small bedroom? No problem. If possible, position your desk in a corner to make it look like a separate workspace and fill in any “dead” space. And if you can find a small desk with built-in shelves, that will definitely be a big plus.
5. Use versatile furniture
If you really work in a small space, choose a multipurpose nightstand instead of a freestanding desk. This simple and cute table doubles as a desk during the day and a nightstand at night.
If you lean a mirror against the wall, it could also become a glamorous vanity or makeup station.
6. Take storage seriously
Purchase a cube rack unit. This favorite cube-shaped storage system allows for any type of adjustment, while surprisingly “compacting” our clutter.
Hide clothes, sneakers, papers and other things in boxes or baskets to make an even clearer aesthetic statement.