If you have a small bedroom, saving space is key. Instead of wasting space with a nightstand, place a desk next to your bed to use it as your nightstand, too. It's likely you'll already have a lamp and clock on the desk, and now you're saving floor space by reducing your furniture footprint. You can even combine your planned budget for the desk and the nightstand so you have a little financial wiggle room to find a desk to match your personality.
Some bedrooms are so tiny that you have no design choice other than to make it feel cozy. Give it a warm, welcoming and luxurious look with some lush drapes. The key to hanging drapes is knowing how high and how wide to place them. They can cover just the window or the whole wall. They can make your window seem larger than it is, or use just enough fabric to cover it. This vertical element combined with its plush texture softens a room's look, making it more inviting.
Cabinets In The Closet
When floor space is limited but you have a decent closet, consider putting a shorter dresser inside the closet instead of in your room. Make the most of your space by arranging it underneath the bar on which you hang shorter items like tops or folded pants. That way you get all of the storage of the dresser without interfering with hanging clothes. You could even install storage cabinets if you're planning on being in this home for a while. By utilizing the open space in your closet, you're allowing yourself more freedom with your bedroom's floor plan and making sure your final furniture arrangement doesn't look cluttered with a lot of pieces.
The bed is usually the focal point of the bedroom, so it's important that it has presence within your space. Give it an elegant look that draws the eye using a spectacular headboard. There are a wide variety of headboards available today, and there are just as many plans and ideas to create your own. Some even include storage on the side or inside so that you wouldn't need a nightstand. Whether you choose to buy a headboard or build one to match your personal style, make sure it reflects and flows with the overall decor of your room.
Don't forget all of the extra space hiding behind each door. Over-the-door hanging storage is the easiest way to save space, making use of the vertical space behind a door that isn't used for much else. There are hangers available for shoes, jewelry, scarves, and makeup. You could even mount bars or baskets to the back of your door for other storage options. If you don't have room for a vanity, hang a mirror on the back of your door or on your closet door.
Living in a small bedroom doesn't have to be a pain. With the right storage, furniture and accents, it can feel as spacious as a large bedroom and even cozier. The key is to make sure each piece of furniture or decor is carefully planned and reflects your personal taste.