Ways to decorate a small bedroom
To turn your snug bedroom into a dreamy retreat, use these sophisticated small bedroom ideas and decorating techniques and clever storage.
Every room needs a focal point, an eye-catching spot that establishes a hierarchy so you don't see just a jumble. Many times, the focal point is the head of the bed, which you can amplify with an arrangement of bold pillows. In a small space, your eye might also be attracted to the window. Rather than let these two strong elements compete for attention, place the bed in front of the window to meld cohesively.
It might be tempting to buy the biggest bed possible to feather a luxurious nest. But doing this in a small space tends to cause a more cramped feel. Instead, choose a bed with small stature that won't choke the room, such as an iron bed with a see-through headboard and footboard. Or pick a bed with no footboard at all, such as a platform or storage bed. Doing so will keep the middle of your room open, making it feel larger.
There are two ways to treat a small bedroom: You can make it dark and cozy with saturated berry reds or chocolate browns. Or, you can boost daylight with barely dressed windows and a light-bouncing color on the wall, such as cloud white or sunshine yellow. Either way, don't take a weak approach. You can be bold in a small space without risking too much money or effort.
Look for ways to make your small bedroom special. Decorate with punchy fabrics and expressive patterns. Choose interesting lighting, such as a charming chandelier or sculptural table lamps. Make a statement with an unusual headboard: Pick one that is extra tall, brightly upholstered, or curvy. And use artwork to show off your personality. It doesn't have to be pricey framed snapshots will do. Remember, this is the most personal space in your home, so decorate with what makes you happy.