Join our newsletter Name: Your Email Address Contact me with news and offers from other Future brands Thank you for signing up to Realhomes. And actually, the easiest ways to make a space feel larger don't cost a ton either, some of our hacks are even free! It's mostly about reimagining your space, striping back on what you need, thinking about your layout and maybe getting a bit hands on with some DIY. So let's get started, let's see how you can make your tiny bedroom feel like a spacious, airy, clutter-free, calming space...
If you want to make your small bedroom feel bigger on a budget, rearranging your room is something you can do for free. And don't worry if it means sacrificing a bedside table, wall mount some floating shelves above or either side of the bed instead to save on space.
If you are starting from scratch in a small bedroom and buying new pieces, always be sure to keep your furniture in scale, especially with the bed. 'If your room has plenty of storage space, choose a platform bed that sits lower to the floor. It will create a greater sense of height that will make your room feel spacious.
On the other hand, if you’re in need of storage, choose a bed that has built in drawers beneath the frame -- you might even be able to forego a dresser which will give you more space!' It's really easy to overwhelm a small bedroom with furniture, so really think about what pieces you actually need in the space and if anything can be multifunctional. 'In a small bedroom where floor space is limited, it’s extra important to be very intentional with every furniture item you include.
Floating shelves are also a visually appealing and functional option when looking for a way to incorporate decor elements.' Now we know, all that white could risk making your bedroom feel a tad operating room-esque so bring in some hints of color with your accessories. Stick to the lighter color palette and add some soft hues like muted pinks, pale blues and sage greens. If your room is really on the small side, stick to a cooler color scheme and those more frosty hues tend to have a more space-expanding effect than warmer ones.
But in terms of storage furniture, pick a single piece that looks lovely as well as being practical so it actually adds something to the room rather than just visual clutter. Another simple way to make a small bedroom feel bigger – mirrors.
If you’re able to, try propping a full-length mirror against a wall - it really enhances the appearance and scale of any space.' Alternatively, copy this idea and create a wall of mirrors so even more light bounces around the room.
Plus, this is a lovely, slightly more minimalist alternative to a gallery wall, which can look too busy in a smaller bedroom. Throwing down a large rug can be a really easy way to make a small room feel bigger. Pick something in a lighter shade and go as big as the space can handle, you don't want a small rug to just be floating in a sea of floor as that will make the room feel smaller. Instead opt for minimal window treatment such as blinds, shutter or drapes in a very light, gauzy material.
If you do go down the drapes route, a top tip for making a small bedroom look is hang them floor to ceiling, even go slightly above the window with your rail. This will create the allusion of more height, as well as just looking more elegant than boxy curtains floating around your window. Now, we know we have gone on about keeping a small bedroom simple and only using light colors and not being too bold in your decor.
But, if done right, adding pattern and color can make a small room feel bigger. The right patterned wallpaper can simply make a solid wall feel that bit further away and can trick the eye into thinking the room is larger. Still pick something that has a subtle, limited color palette that will add depth but won't totally overwhelm the room.
White walls are always a good choice and you can bring in color in small amount through bed linen and accessories.