Is your bedroom so small it’s more suited to a Smurf than a sapien? Don’t feel blue. There are plenty of quick and simple tips to trick the eye into thinking you’ve got more room to work with than you actually do. From mirrors to shelving, here’s how a little reorganization can go a long way.
Published March 18, 2018, Updated June 17, 2021
Keep the Bed Low to the Ground
Mount the Lights
Free up your night tables by installing sconces or any other type of stylish light fixtures that don’t require cords that snake across the floor. In the end, it makes for a tidy presentation in a small bedroom. Check out these rejuvenating zen bedrooms that’ll help you de-stress.
Opt for Built-in Storage
When real estate’s tight, think beyond the walls. Punch them out if you have to. How fab is this custom-made storage unit that seamlessly fits into an awkward bedroom nook? It’s one of those simple bedroom organization tips that practically do the cleaning for you.
Cut Back on Furniture
In lieu of two individual night stands, stick with one or – even better – none! It’ll help you reduce the unnecessary clutter that gradually stacks up over time. Check out these major bedroom decorating mistakes you’re making.
A mirror visually expands a room and bounces around the light. It’s a good choice for a smaller space that could use all the widening it can get.
Avoid heavy furniture in a small room. Being able to see the floor will make the room appear larger, whether it’s the bed, chairs or nightstand.
Opt for these Japandi decor pieces for a more calm and minimalist bedroom.
A minimalist bedroom is a thing of beauty. The monochromatic palette helps the bedroom feel large, since your eye isn’t jumping around the room. The blue chairs add a simple pop of colour that doesn’t overpower the room. For inspiration, check out more of Sarah Richardson’s most beautiful bedrooms, like the one above.
Ceiling Focal Point
Drawing the eye upwards is one way to deal with limited square footage. Think of it as a bait-and-switch manoeuvre. This simple ceiling light fixture is a subtle example that still encourages the eye to drift upward. See more of the coolest lighting trends that will transform any room.
Consider Bed Placement
Beds are typically the largest piece of furniture in any bedroom. Therefore, its placement plays a crucial role in how cluttered the space will feel. Don’t be afraid to move it around the room for optimal placement, whether it’s next to the window or centred in the middle of the room.
Optimize your bedroom by using picture ledges, mounted storage boxes, pinup boards or narrow shelving to create more space to display your beloved knick knacks. Check out these ways to organize small spaces for maximum storage.