In the today’s world of “tiny homes”, lofts, and studio apartments, small spaces are here to stay. Lack of space doesn’t mean one has to skimp on comfort or design. With some planning and creativity, you can easily transform your compact bedroom into a comfortable and clutter-free retreat.
The sky’s the limit… Add extra space by going vertical with your furniture. This is a clever use of open areas and helps elongate the room by drawing the eye upwards. Consider a bed with an underdresser or a loft bed with a built in desk and shelving. Freestanding shelving and desks create a full home office in even the tightest area. Stacking tables and narrow nightstands with storage take up minimal bedroom footprint. Pendant lighting brightens up the room and frees up space typically used for table lamps.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors are an excellent way to create depth and dimension to any room. Whether you hang one mirror as a focal point or group a set of framed mirrors, they will reflect light and open up your small space. Choose mirrors with an architectural feel to create the illusion of a window. Mirrored closet doors or wardrobes are another way to expand your bedroom space.
The Power of Paint
Color makes a huge impact and plays an important role in small spaces. Regardless of the measurements, the right paint can create an open feel. Soft white or light colors in shades of sea glass provide a tranquil and airy atmosphere. Stripes in complementary shades help “stretch” the surrounding space.
Many decorators opt for white bedding with a dash of color in accessories and throw pillows to pull the bedroom together.
Equipped with the right tools, you can create a big impact within your small space. Most importantly, make the space your own. Your personal touch brings character and life to your domain.
Do you have a small space in your home? What have you done to maximize the efficiency of the room? Share with the Taos Lifestyle Community in the comments below!