We’re all looking for something cool and fresh to start off the new year and what better way to do that than to redecorate your room? I’ve filled this article with cute and simple ideas to maximise your space in a small bedroom whilst keeping the designs affordable.
Mirrors are super important in small rooms as they create an illusion of more space, making the room feel bigger than it really is. Different mirror styles are pretty trendy at the moment so it’s super easy to find them in different shapes and sizes, as well as being pretty cheap so no need to splash out. My personal favourite is LottaBlobs, simple design that really stylises each mirror in a cool fashion!
Light is crucial to making small spaces look bigger. Natural light is always best but small spaces usually have small windows, so hanging lights are a great alternative! Hanging lights help keep the whole room bright whilst also not using any precious floor space. I suggest to avoid big lamps as they tend to take up a lot of space but small desk lamps are a good choice instead!
Big and bulky frames can take up a lot of space and make whichever wall they’re on look even smaller, so simple, flat photos and art pieces are the best alternative. You can do this by simply sticking pictures on your walls and adding some cute fairy lights to tie in the look whilst also lighting up the room. Paired with a fun-coloured wall this style is sure to look amazing!
The best kind of storage for small rooms is something hidden away, so anything with under-bed storage is a great option. Some bed frames have built in storage compartments which is the easiest way to store things out of sight, whereas other frames are less bulky and leave space underneath to put your own storage, so things like clear containers and flat cases are great options!
Painted walls are possibly the easiest way to keep a small room interesting! Bright colours such as yellow, cream, and pink are perfect for creating that light, summery look, as well as pastels which help keep the room cosy. I’m a big fan of random coloured shapes painted on white walls as it gives the room character. You can also add colour to accessories in the room, such as curtains, bedding, and rugs!
Exposed wardrobes and drawers help open up the space by displaying storage instead of blocking it off, which can make the room feel boxy and closed in. Storage cabinets with an empty back are a great choice as the wall is still visible, helping with the flow of the room. My favourite design is this simple shelving unit from Ikea and I actually have this exact one in my bedroom!