Small furniture for small spaces, right? WRONG

Small furniture for small spaces, right? WRONG

Don’t jumble your bedroom with small items.

Many times, we make the mistake of buying a lot of small pieces of furniture thinking that they would look less obtrusive when in fact they have the opposite effect. Giving the room a cluttered look. Instead, get fewer and bigger pieces which will give the room a more organized and spacious look.

Like any small space, the key to successful furnish a small bedroom is to create storage within a functional layout. Use the following ideas to get the most of your bedroom space.

1. Chose bed frames with storage space

If you live in the Maldives, finding a place to store all your things in the house turns out to be a challenge.

Often unused space is right under your bed, and therefore storage beds are becoming more and more popular in our homes. The compartment underneath the mattress and the bed frame allows you to store plenty of large items or bags with clothes instead of bulking them in a closet.

2. Slim headboard and bed frame are the answer

Sometimes you don’t need more than a few extra centimeters of space to make a small bedroom feel like a luxurious master bedroom. Say goodbye to your old footboard-style bed frame and chose instead a simple modern platform bed to finish the look.

3. Use floating and folding shelves

You can turn your bedroom walls into a streamlined storage display with nothing more than a few wall-mounted floating shelves.

The versatile floating shelfs can work in many useful ways in a small bedroom. For example: a nightstand replacement, bookcase, a desk.

Folding shelves require no more than space of an empty wall and a few inches of floor. They are stackable when in use and can be folded when not in use. This saves a considerable amount of space in a room. However, when they open into a full-size rack, they are as versatile as a standard floor unit, and can hold just as much weight.

4. Narrow Nightstand

A nightstand is one piece of furniture that’s hard to sacrifice, even when you are chasing for space. Nightstands made their way into our lives, and we can hardly make parts with them. They hold your phone, a cup of water, and offer a spot to store your book overnight while you sleep.

Rather than sacrificing the glorious nightstand, consider a narrower piece that still offers you the advantages you need, without sacrificing more space than necessary. A small bedroom has no place for wasted space. 

5. Look for low-to-the-ground furniture.

You will be surprised by how much a lower piece of furniture impacts the feeling in the room. By choosing low height pieces, you’ll create a more open feeling in the space. Platform beds and slipper chairs are pieces that are typically a few cm shorter.

6. You need a mirror

Mirrors have the capacity to expand a small bedroom by creating the illusion of a bigger place. Positioning a mirror to reflect the light of a window is also a good way to up the natural light in your space.

And this is the easiest way to incorporate a big mirror. Find a 1.7 – 1.8m mirror, with a frame, and lean it up against the wall. No holes needed. For your piece of mind, don’t forget to secure it.

7. Use a high-contrast color scheme

Pairing white with a high-contrast color is a big-impact way to decorate a small bedroom. Having with just one bold color and white will create a dramatic look. You can also use this high-contrast effect in bedding, wall paint, artwork, rugs, etc.

As a final thought, in all bedrooms, small or large, a sense of real luxury comes from a good mattress, high thread-count sheets, and a soft rug to step out of bed onto. These are the things that make the most difference to a sense of well-being.
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