If you are in the process of designing a small bedroom from scratch, or you’re simply switching up the décor, it’s helpful to have various ideas on hand to get you started. Whether you would like to focus on creative storage ideas to make the most out of your room, or you want to achieve the appearance of a larger space, we’re here to help. To inspire you with designing and decorating, we have put together a list of 15 small bedroom décor ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
1. Overhead storage
Space saving ideas are essential when it comes to small bedroom ideas. Having a clear floor space can be key to achieving the feeling of a larger room, so consider opting for vertical storage solutions. Wall-mounted racks, floating shelves and hanging bedside tables are all great options for when you are short on floor space.
A stripped back look can be the way to go for a small bedroom design. Using light wood accents, white finishes and minimal patterns is one way to make the space look larger. Also make sure to keep your floors and cupboard surfaces clear of clutter. If you’re wanting some decluttering tips, check out this handy guide.
4. White walls
As mentioned above, using white as a focal colour in your bedroom is a great way to open up your small space. This is because white reflects light, making small spaces feel bigger. Using different shades of white will help to avoid a clinical look, which you can do with your various furnishings. Soft tones of cream and ivory layer well together for a timeless yet stylish look.
5. Deep colours
If white doesn’t work for you, you can always use a colour palette of warmer, darker colours to embrace the cosy feel of your small bedroom. Decorate your room with dark coloured pillows and blankets, or paint one of your walls a deep shade of red or green to create a cocoon-like feel. This will help to accentuate the cosiness of the room and create the ultimate relaxed bedroom. Make sure you leave some space free for a couple of white touches and finishes, such as the windows or skirting boards, to prevent the room from feeling too dark.
Top tip: Avoid dark flooring however as this can make the room feel claustrophobic.
6. Uplifting colours
When it comes to the question of ‘how to design a small bedroom’ – there is no right or wrong answer. If having to choose between either dark or white isn’t for you, another solution you could choose is to paint your bedroom in light and bright colours. Colours such as sunshine yellow and sky blue will help to open up the space, in addition to aiding your wellbeing by stimulating happy vibes. Allow yourself to experiment with bright and daring colours or designs, whilst keeping to your own personal style. However, avoid neon colours as they may overwhelm the small space and prevent the feeling of relaxation.
7. Sliding doors
An excellent solution for preserving space is to opt for sliding doors. Whether it’s your bedroom door or the doors on your wardrobe, the sliding mechanism will avoid anything opening out into the room and taking up valuable space. - perfect for those awkwardly shaped small rooms.
8. Underbed storage
One of the most used small bedroom design ideas is to utilise the space below your bed for storage. A clever solution to maximise the space you have is to either opt for an ottoman bed or a bed with drawers underneath. Alternatively, you could also use boxes below your bed to store away any of your non-essentials. Organisation is key to avoid trailing through boxes when you want to retrieve something specific. Wheeled drawers are great for easy access, just make sure to measure the space available first.
9. Window space
Often overlooked, a clever interior design tactic is to make use of your window space. Consider using it as a bookshelf, or if you have enough depth, pop a cushion down to make it into a window seat. If you’re lucky enough to have a bay window, built in storage will make for the perfect place to store bedsheets and blankets. Alternatively, if you have the space, position a small chair next to your window to create a relaxing reading area.
10. Wall-mounted lighting
Whether you prefer a bedside light or a floor lamp, space is precious in small bedrooms. Give yourself a little more room by hanging your lights on the wall instead. These smaller, mounted lights will make your room feel even cosier and will act as stylish accent features to brighten up the space.
11. Corner storage
To truly embrace your small bedroom, make use of all the awkward corners and unused alcoves. If you have a converted loft bedroom, or it’s just unusually shaped, consider having bespoke cupboards fitted. Those seemingly useless small spaces can be transformed into a space to store away clutter. They make for the perfect place keep your books tied away as you can install shelves installed inside, maximising the space in your small bedroom.
Mirrors are a clever way to reflect light and create the illusion of space. Whether you choose to get mirrored wardrobe doors or you want to furnish your bedroom with a wall or full-length leaning mirror - the more mirrors you add, the brighter and more spacious your room will appear.
13. Light coloured flooring
As we mentioned earlier when talking about bedroom colours, one of our favourite small bedroom ideas is to have light coloured flooring. Neutral, blush and cream colours will exaggerate the size of your floor and help to evoke the feeling of more space. Although deep colours are great for accessorising your room, you should always avoid using darker colours for your flooring choice, as it will make your room appear narrower and less spacious.
14. Floor-to-ceiling wardrobes
Bespoke wardrobes are ideal for small spaces. They’re designed to maximise the space available, and they can provide you with various storage opportunities. This is because the made to measure element will accommodate for those awkward layouts within your small room. An excellent investment, you can get creative with internal shelving, racks and rails to make the most of this new, added space.
15. A different layout
If you find that your small space just isn’t working for you, why not move your furniture around? Try positioning all of your furniture against one wall. This will help to leave your other walls clear, creating the illusion of more space which will help to make the room feel less overcrowded.
Wehope our small bedroom ideas have inspired you to maximise the space you have to create a stylish haven. If you would like to read about more home inspiration or wellbeing ideas, take a look at our blog, or to browse our collections, visit one of our showrooms or book a free home consultation.