Published by Naomie Whitely, Sep 22, 2017
A small bedroom doesn’t need to be boring. It actually has a distinct charm, something not seen in a bigger bedroom. The key in designing layout for a small bedroom is an effective furniture system. You can create a traditional-style bedroom with reduced-size furniture, or an elegant loft-style bedroom with a cozy mezzanine. You can also accessorize your bedroom as you like, but remember to leave spaces which allow you to move freely.
There are things to keep in mind when designing the layout for fabulous tiny bedrooms. Keep scrolling to find them:
1) Paint the bedroom in light color
Light colors such as pastels or broken white can create a wide optical illusion. It also allows natural light to lit the bedroom and make a larger feeling. Light and crisp color will also combat lower ceilings. Avoid darker colors as they tend to make things look small and cause cramped feeling.
2) Install smart compact furniture
It might be tempting to use an elegant set of wooden furniture in the bedroom, but space won’t allow you to have them. Smart furniture system can also be fabulous as long as you know how to arrange them. You can order a special bed frame with drawers below to replace a cupboard. You can also place your bed in the mezzanine, over the working desk to save some space. Play with your furniture’ shapes, but don’t overdo it.
3) Use a simple light fixture on the ceiling
What works better for a tiny bedroom than a simple ceiling light fixture? Maybe you can’t use the standing lamp, but you still can play with the hanging light fixtures or bedside lamps. It’s better to keep the fixture as simple as possible, but if you insist, you still can use a chandelier__a small, simpler one. Another option is using wall fixtures, but the illumination might not be as good as a ceiling lamp.
4) Add only one piece of drama
Every room needs a focal point, an eye-catching spot to make your bedroom stand out. When decorating a tiny bedroom, you can add a statement-making tapestry, or maybe a wall art, but get rid of that big abstract painting. Choose one.
5) Hang it up!
Use hanging or floating shelves to organize your books instead of a tall bookshelf. You can even create a hanging working desk which can be opened and closed as needed. Use a chair or stool with a storage inside it.
6) Let the sunshine in
Natural light can create a wider room illusion. It also overcomes cramped feeling in a tiny bedroom. Use blinds or sheer curtains to keep the room lit well during the day. Add a mirror to reflect the lights and create a wider feeling.
Now you get the idea and happy designing!