A small space can dictate how you decorate a room. Small bedrooms can end up feeling cramped, poorly decorated and unwelcoming.

However, a few simple tips and tricks are all it takes to open up a small room and make the most of limited floor space. A little creativity is all it takes to give the illusion of additional space and make your guest bedroom a cosy haven for guests to enjoy.

We’ve found the best ideas to make your room appear larger and more spacious.

 

Use mirrors to trick the eye

Mirrors are one of the easier ways to fool people into thinking a room is bigger than it is. Mirrors bounce light around the room, making it appear lighter and more spacious. If you lack wall space, you can add a full-length mirror to the front of a wardrobe or place mirrors on the wall above the bed. To maximise the light, try placing a mirror opposite a light source to reflect more light.

 

Be careful with prints

Pretty patterns are stunning but can overwhelm a small bedroom. Avoid intricate designs or large clashing patterns, making a small bedroom space even smaller. Aim for solid block colours or patterns such as stripes that feel crowded. When it comes to the bedspread, choose a solid colour, preferably white, to give the illusion of ample open space. We offer a range of stunning white bedlinen for you to choose from, but the Manhattan Stripe Duvet Cover offers a more exciting design than plain white without overwhelming the space.

 

Cut the clutter

You might enjoy decorating every surface in a room, but too much can make a room feel even smaller in small spaces. Leave some areas purposefully blank to give the illusion that there is more space. Clean lines without excessive clutter feels much more spacious. Choose artwork on the wall over figures to statues on surfaces and place necessities in drawers rather than on the top of furniture. If you want to add some decorative flair, opt for throw cushions on the bed which add a pop of colour without taking up counter space.small bedroom interior

 

 

Consider the lighting

An ample central light can leave harsh shadows in the corners of a room, making it appear even smaller. Carefully planned lighting can help bring light to every part of a room, giving it the illusion of being light, bright and bigger than reality. Try placing lights on bedside tables or using wall brackets to bring light into spaces that a prominent, central light won’t reach.

 

Use vertical space

Even if the ceiling isn’t particularly high, using vertical space properly can help a room feel larger without taking up valuable floor space. Consider taller, thinner wardrobes with shelves at the top rather than wider cupboards or drawers. Hang pictures slightly above eye level to encourage people to look up and draw attention away from the lack of floor space.

 

Try floating furniture

If you’re struggling with floor space, you can try using floating furniture. Attaching bedside tables directly to the wall means clearer floor space. Not only does this add more place for storage, but it also helps create the illusion there is available space. If you would like something sturdier, opt for furniture with long legs which allow for under bed storage. If you don’t want to change your furniture, you can add a neutral valance around the base of the bed in a block colour to minimise distractions. This stunning faux suede base wrap is subtly understated and gives the illusion of more space around the bed.