Small bedrooms can present unique challenges when it comes to styling, whether you're working with a guest room, a kid's bedroom, or even a cosy master bedroom. However, with the right approach, you can transform these compact spaces into stylish, functional retreats. Today, we're sharing a collection of expert tips, generously provided by Florence, to help you make the most of every square inch in your small bedroom.
In smaller guest rooms, opt for a double bed instead of a queen size bed to maximise floor space. Consider using stools as bedside tables if there's limited space on either side of the bed. This creates a minimalist, open feel while still providing a spot for essentials like a lamp or a glass of water.
Kids Bedrooms or Holiday/Beach House Bedrooms
For kids or beach house bedrooms, bunk beds are a fantastic space-saving solution. You can choose from single, king single, or even king single/queen combinations to suit your needs. If storage is essential, consider a bed with drawers underneath or one with a storage-style bedhead. These options keep the room tidy while maximising sleeping arrangements.
Small Master Bedrooms
In small master bedrooms, get creative with lighting. Wall lights can replace traditional table lamps, providing bedside illumination without taking up valuable surface space. Alternatively, ceiling pendant lights above small bedside tables or stools offer both style and functionality. Clamp-style lamps are versatile additions that can be attached to bedheads, stools, or overhead shelving/floating shelves.
Small Twin Bedrooms
In small twin bedrooms, opt for single beds with a small bedside table in the centre or a small chest of drawers to serve as a bedside table. Avoid having a foot at the end of the beds to create a sense of space and flow.
Get the Look: Coast Single Beds
General Tips for Small Bedrooms
- Light and fresh colours on the walls and for the main bedcover can make the room feel more open.
- A coat of fresh white paint can work wonders, creating the illusion of a larger space.
- Consider using a white duvet cover or bedspread as a base for double or queen size beds. It gives the room a more spacious feel and allows you to add colour with cushions and throws.
- Mirrors can be a game-changer in small spaces. They reflect light, open up the room, and create the illusion of a larger space. However, avoid placing them above or opposite the bed for better Feng Shui.
- If your windows offer less-than-desirable views, install white plantation shutters. They bring freshness to the room and block out undesirable sights.
Get the Look: Mirrors
With these tips, you can make the most of every inch in your small bedroom and turn it into a stylish and functional retreat.