Diy decor ideas for small bedrooms

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Barely own space to move in your bedroom, but own lots of clothes that need a home? Attempt a wardrobe with a sliding door.

Diy decor ideas for little bedrooms

This piece features a full-height rail on one side, together with five drawers and a half-height wardrobe above with removable shelves.

Buy now: Malvern mink wardrobe with sliding door, £, The Cotswold Company

1. Light and Bright Decorating Ideas

The color white is an expansive and practical choice forsmall bedroom decor. It keeps the space from looking too busy or boxed in.

Painting your bedroom white will make it glance bigger. Using white or lighter colors combats the absence of large wall space or windows to brighten up your space.

Afraid of being too stark? To hold your little bedroom from feeling freezing or void of personality, layer your whites with diverse textures and white-on-white patterns for drama. In the bedroom above, the simple addition of a patterned throw and chrome bedside lamps transforms the room for sterile to stylish.

Pick a theme for your little space

Make a little bedroom appear larger by choosing a predominantly white glance and peppering it with a specific decorative motif such as flowers and leaves. Combine neutral flooring with crisp white walls, delicate florals and minimal accessories for a chic, life-enhancing bedroom. This scheme is a masterclass in using complementary colours to make a space sing. Hold furniture pale and lightweight rather than dark and solid, going for a metal bedstead and cafe-style bedside table.

Swap your bed for a sofa bed

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When square footage is at a premium, attempt incorporating a wall bed instead of a traditional sofa bed.

Diy decor ideas for little bedrooms

It takes a standard mattress, offering greater comfort, and can fold away to glance love a wardrobe or cabinet, freeing up valuable floor space for a desk and chair.

Ensure that the surrounding furniture is lightweight so that it can easily be moved to accommodate a pull-down bed. If you own adequate ceiling height, glance at bespoke options, such as a simple mezzanine incorporating a sleeping area on a raised platform with a wardrobe or shelving below.

Diy decor ideas for little bedrooms

Put storage in high places

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Like any little space, the key to a successful compact bedroom is to create adequate storage within a functional layout. Often in a little guest room, a couple of large, hard-working pieces of furniture will create a less cluttered glance than several little pieces.

When square footage is at a premium, attempt incorporating floating shelves, or (if your budget allows) bespoke fitting above the bed for a streamlined glance that wont compromise your space.

2. Cozy Corner Bed

Most bedroom decorating ideas feature the bed by centering it on the wall.

However, narrow floor plans and limited space call for deviation for this.

To maximize the floor space, tuck your bed up against a wall or corner.

Diy decor ideas for little bedrooms

The effect will create a sleeping area that feels snug and cozy. If it feels too much love a college dorm, add a two headboard corner system to create a finished, designer glance to a bedroom.

Looking for little bedroom design ideas?

Diy decor ideas for little bedrooms

Our little bedroom ideas can turn a tiny cramped space into a must-see retreat with practical storage solutions and enviable interior design schemes. Even the most humble of box rooms has the ability to serve as a comfortable little bedroom, and clever use of furniture can turn it into a multi-functional space too, incorporating useful study and storage areas.

For more bedroom design inspiration, see our bedroom ideas

Careful planning and a dash of inspiration are every that’s needed to maximise a little bedroom’s potential.

Take a glance at these little bedroom and single bedroom ideas before you start decorating.