It doesn’t matter how small your bedroom is, with a little creativity and effort, you can transform it into your haven of tranquility.
Even if you have a cubicle-sized bedroom, you can still optimize it to where you’re getting the most out of each square foot and achieving a healthy good night’s rest.
We all need time and space to ourselves and your bedroom should be the perfect place to do that for you.
In this article on How To Arrange Furniture in A Small Bedroom i’m going to show you 14 clever tips that you can do right now to maximize the space in your bedroom and make it a place where you love laying your head down at night.
Let’s jump right into it.
13 Small Bedroom Ideas
Tip #1: Change Your Mindset
Don’t think of your room as small or compacted, but as an open space filled with untapped potential.
When you only think of your room as “Too small” or “Not enough space”, you discourage yourself from doing something about it and put limitations on your creativity to make a change. Embrace the circumstances of your room and transform it into something your proud of.
Tip #2: Recycling Things You Don’t Need
Cleansing your room of all the furniture and other items you don’t need is the perfect start to adding more space to your bedroom.
For instance, there is no need for you to have a big-bulky night stand when a Stool or A Small Table will do the same job and take up less space.
Also, you don’t need a 12-drawer dresser if your closet is half empty, you could choose to get a smaller one or start hanging your clothes up more.
Tip #3: If You Don’t Have A Closet – Make One
Having a closet in your bedroom is ESSENTIAL, every well-organized bedroom has one. The value of having a closet is that it will add more storage space and will get rid of clutter.
If your bedroom doesn’t include a closet, it’s super simple to make one yourself. Make use of that unused wall or corner of your bedroom, get some shelves and adjustable closet rod, and you have yourself a unique closet built by your hands.
If your not good with handy work, you can purchase a Closet System which includes rods, shelves, and drawers already built in so all you have to do is hang it up. Easy right? I know.
Another cool idea you should consider is a Loft Bed. As shown in the picture above, a loft bed is set up bunk bed style but with no bunk bed underneath, giving you that additional space below for different purposes such as a lounging, studying, or in this case, an closet area. You can hang up your clothes on the metal bars up top and place your shoes down below.
If your interested in Loft beds and think it’ll work for your bedroom, check out Amazon as they have a wide variety of affordable loft beds. That is the best place to start your search and I am positive that you’ll find one that meets your needs.
Tip #4: Place Your Dresser In Your Closet
It’s a common bedroom layout to place your dresser on an open wall or bedside as it looks more appealing and you have instant access to your clothes or a good angle at your TV. I get it. It makes sense.
But in a small bedroom, every square footage matters. So it’s more suitable to place your dresser in your closet as it creates more floor space.
If you got items stored on top of your dresser, find it a new home. For instance, if you use your dresser as a TV stand, just mount your TV on the wall. Lets say you have pictures of family and friends on your dresser, hang them up. Or you may like to place your plants on your dresser because they get good sunlight from the window, put them on shelves (We’ll talk about more later). Whatever the case may be, you can find a better place to put them.
By eliminating the bulky dresser from your room, you got more space to relax and think of more ways to turn your room into your dream bedroom.
Tip #5: Optimize The Space Under The Bed
The space under your bed is more important than just collecting dust or being used as a convenient trash can when you don’t feel like getting out of bed – especially in a small bedroom.
You can take advantage of this extra space by using it to store luggage or out-of-season clothing for when summer is coming up and you have to make more room in your closet for summertime clothes.
Another awesome idea for this extra space is that you can it for a shoe rack. I’m a shoe type of person. I probably have more shoes than I have clothes if we’re being honest. And my poor-wittle closet can’t seem to hold them all, so I turn to the space under my bed to store the rest of my shoes.
Now when the space under my bed starts to run out, I don’t know what I’m going to do then (Probably start hanging them on the wall). But that’s besides the point.
You can purchase yourself a Shoe Organizer that slides in and out from under your bed. It comes with individual slots to keep your shoes sorted and a protective overlay film to keep your them from getting dusty. A Literal Life-Saver and Space-Saver.
Tip #6: Don’t Underestimate Mirrors
If you want your bedroom to look big and spacious, mirrors play an important role in doing that.
Not only are they good for checking yourself out, but they highlight the aesthetics of your room. They highlight your wallpaper, the color of your bed sheets, that nice Persian Rug you just installed, you name it.
Mirrors Create The Illusion of space by deceiving the eye making a room seem bigger than it actually is. Cool right? I know.
It’s best that you hang your mirror up on the wall versus keeping it on the floor as they take up less floor space and provide better viewing angles. You can place them on the back of your closet, hang it up on the wall, or my personal favorite, above the headboard.
Also if your room doesn’t have any windows, this is a great substitution for adding more light and beauty to your room.
Tip #7: MultiPurpose Furniture???
Multi-Purpose furniture is another great space-saver because of they’re versatility.
Just like how I mentioned the purposes of a loft bed earlier, there is a variety of other options such as couches that transform into beds, expandable table desks, chairs with storage compartments, and much more.
They have gained a lot of popularity in today’s modern home because they fit into spaces without taking up too much space, they offer more value than their counterparts, and their unique design adds a contemporary aesthetic to any room they’re placed in.
Evaluate your current furniture and pinpoint the ones you that you could swap out to maximize space and efficiency .
Tip #8: Add More Space & Height Using Windows
Tip #8 is a simple space-creating hack that a lot of people are unaware of. If your bedroom has windows, Hanging Floor Curtains near the ceiling will create the illusion of space and height by keeping the eye moving from the ceiling to the floor.
As you see in the picture above, you want to mount the curtain rod as close to the ceiling as possible and make sure that the rod is wider than your window frame so that the curtains won’t block out the natural light which is also important and we’ll talk about more later.
The best curtains to shop for are the ones that extend all the way to the floor and compliment your wall color (this which will keep the eye from getting distracted by contrasting colors).
Tip #9 Declutter Your Room
It doesn’t matter how big or small your room is, it will always seem like you don’t have enough space if it’s constantly crowded with items.
Shoes and laundry scattered across the floor, bed sheets all ruffled up on your bed, trash on your dressers and nightstands…these are all the little things that add to make your room feel 10x smaller.
Keeping a clean and organized room will let you know exactly where everything is at and where it belongs, it’ll reduce your stress, and minimize distractions.
And this is what you want your room to represent, a peaceful place.
Tip #10: Go Vertical With Shelves
Place yourself in the center of your bedroom and just do full 360 looking around your room. I want you to take note of all the unused wall space around you.
Taking advantage of the open wall space by hanging shelves is a great way to add storage and aesthetics to your small bedroom.
By going vertical, you have space to store books that you’re reading, plants that you’re growing, or simply, things that you used to place on the floor. Integrating shelves into your bedroom can open up a lot of space while being an extension of your personality.
Plus their installation is quick and simple. You can purchase shelves at your local home improvement store or have them delivered right to your front door by ordering them from Amazon.
Tip #11: Art in The Bedroom
Art in the bedroom is the easiest way to boost your decor and set the tone for your room.
Having artwork in your room will attract the eye upward and it’ll be the first thing you and your guests see upon entering.
So it’s important to choose the art that speaks to your style and personality. Also, it should flow well with the overall design of your bedroom.
Check out AshleyFurniture.com – they have a vast selection of affordable artwork from professional artists from all over. I’m confident that you’ll find multiple pieces that will fit within the flow of your room.
Tip #12: Natural Light Is Your Friend
Natural light (aka Daylighting) is known for being beneficial for your overall health and enhancing the beauty of any room in your home.
Some of the benefits include that it’ll give your room the perfect lighting for your selfies (if you’re into taking pictures of course), your room will seem more spacious, and it’ll improve your mood.
It’s just something about them vibrant sun rays shining on you through your bedroom window that you just can’t help but to put a smile on your face and it’s an awesome way to start your day.
Plus, it’s economically smart by saving you money on your electricity bill. To increase the natural light in your room, make sure your window is free from blockage like furniture that may be in the way or heavy curtains.
If the natural light in your room is poor, you can amplify it by hanging mirrors opposite of the window.
Tip #13: Downsizing Your Appliances
When it comes to small bedrooms, you may own appliances and furniture that is bigger than what they need to be.
While it can be visually appealing to have big furniture in a small room, it’s just that everything in your small room can’t be big. Otherwise, your room just becomes crowded.
For instance, big floor lamps look nice and they’re bright, but they take up valuable floor space. You can get the same functionality from Mounted Table Lamps while saving floor space and maintaining the decor of your bedroom.
So pick and choose the items you want to keep big such as your bed and the items you can downsize such as your light fixtures or even a table desk.
Tip #14: Bringing It All Together
You don’t want to have too many pieces of furniture in your bedroom as that can cause it to feel cluttered and compact.
Deciding on the essential furniture that you need and will use most often is key to creating a bedroom in which you have flow of movement and reflects your personal style.
The Bottom Line.
We all don’t have the luxury of living in a 3-story mansion with penthouse sized bedrooms, so we got to work with what we got.
But that doesn’t mean our bedroom has to be either crowded with items or look as if it’s unoccupied. You can achieve a stylish and cozy bedroom with a minimalistic approach.
Especially with a little creativity and the help of these 14 Tips on How To Arrange Furniture in A Small Bedroom – Your bedroom will be your peaceful retreat. The one place you go to after a long day to relax and recharge.
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