How to create space in a small bedroom

Small Bedroom Design

Renovation costs in Auckland are rising, and rooms in living spaces are getting smaller, so we need to be creative as we move into smaller areas to accommodate our stuff. Our bedrooms are often last on the list as they are often seen the least, but as the room we spend a great deal of time in, we need to think about this space.

For most people, your bedroom is your haven. Even when your bedroom is not unusually large, every inch should be used to its best advantage. When renovating or moving into a new home here are some tips to bring relaxing big space ideas into your little sanctuary.

REMOVE THE EXCESS - USE A STORAGE BOX

The more you have in your small space, the more cramped it is going to feel. Make the tough decisions and either sell items or put items you still wish to keep into a storage box or store in Self Storage. Removing unnecessary items instantly creates an illusion of both space and calm in a room.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT FURNITURE AND STORAGE

You may be lucky enough to have the option to build wardrobes in with drawers to negate the need for a dresser or armoire. However, you can also create space by choosing furniture that is slim, high and rectangular not curved. Nightstands with space underneath also significantly increase the illusion of space. Practical storage areas can be utilised if you buy a bed that has storage underneath. Storage baskets are a godsend for small spaces.

MAKE YOUR BED THE FOCAL POINT

In a small bedroom, your bed will more than likely be the focal point. Size your other furniture and decor to fit the size of your bed, so your room is well proportioned. A large mirror can also add an illusion of extra space and bring a romantic feel to the bedroom.

MAKE ROOM FOR A READING CHAIR

Not only does a reading chair and lamp make your room so much more relaxing, but it can be multifunctional in getting more use out of your small bedroom and for throwing the odd piece of clothing on when you want to crawl into bed for the night!

CHOOSE YOUR COLOURS AND ARTWORK WISELY

Using light muted colours in a small space and bring the darker and brighter shades in as accents. Doing this will give the illusion of a larger area and done correctly will utilise the natural light to its best advantage. Artwork will have the same effect, so plan carefully to ensure your haven stays as just that - your peaceful abode.