Top 4 Small Bedroom Design Rules



Compared to kitchens and bathrooms, bedrooms are fairly simple: the main thing you want is a space that provides sufficient storage and allows you to relax in comfort. The first part is where it can get a little tricky: many homeowners have to work with limited square footage. If addition or expansion isn’t an option for your project, we’ve got ways to help you maximize your space and inject life and personality into it.

1. Declutter.

Decluttering a small bedroom is an efficient (and free!) way to gain more usable space. This may sound like a walk in the park, but we advise giving yourself plenty of time when decluttering. Declutter gradually by sorting out the stuff you intend to keep and the items you can afford to gift, donate or dispose of. Once you’re past this stage, you’ll have more space to work with.

2. Be resourceful with the available space.

One of the biggest challenges of designing a small bedroom is the fact that the bed takes up a lot of real estate. Murphy beds can be a quick fix for some people, but they won’t work for everyone. Some smart ways to make a small bedroom work harder are switching to a bed with headboard or underbed storage, adding vertical storage, and choosing double-duty or wall-mounted furniture to free up floor space. Got a windowsill? Put that to work too!

3. Create a focal point.

Highlighting a specific point of interest to draw the eye is a home remodeling trick that can make any small room feel bigger. In a bedroom, good options for focal points can be an accent wall with a unique paint color or wallpaper, a piece of furniture, artwork or a light fixture. If you want a more cost-effective fix, some bold pillows or a nice throw can also be used to grab attention.

4. Add mirrors.

Mirrors can be strategically placed in a small bedroom to give the illusion of more space. Great spots for a mirror include above the headboard (make sure it’s attached securely!) or a wall facing the bed. If you have floor space to spare, a freestanding full-length mirror will also do the trick. Mirrors not only make your room look and feel larger, but brighter as well.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

Whether you’re planning extensive home renovations or you simply want to give a space or two a facelift, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville can help make your vision a reality. Call (256) 203-9451 or fill out our contact form to start a conversation with us! We serve Madison, New Hope, Owens Cross Roads and the nearby areas.

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