Having a small bedroom can be a disadvantage, but a large square footage does not necessarily make your bedroom more inviting or comfortable. How you distribute the space is what matters most.
A loft bed is the best space-saving furniture item for a very small bedroom or a studio apartment where you need to combine your work space and resting area together. It will be better if your bedroom has a high ceiling, because that means you will have plenty of headroom. The space under the bed can be used for any activity. Some people place their desks there. Some prefer furnishing it with a few bean bags and recliners. You can do whatever you wish with that extra space.
Valance with Pockets
When it comes to decorating a small room, every bit of extra storage space counts. A box-pleated valance with storage pockets can help keep your bedroom neater and can be a cute decorative item as well. Stop piling stuff on the nightstand. You can put all your odds and ends such as magazines, slippers, make-up or even your cellphone in those nifty pockets.
Space Enhancing Doors
Although mirror doors do not actually help save any space, they can make your bedroom visually double in size. You can either use it as the main door to your room or as the closet door. Try not to add too many unnecessary details, such as thick wooden panes, to it. Keep it lean and simple as much as possible. If you do not like the idea of having a huge mirror in your bedroom, opt for a frosted glass door instead.
Hide Your Mess!
If your bedroom is very small and the bed takes up almost the whole room, why not use the space under it to your advantage? A bed with storage drawers is a very smart choice for a tiny space. You can keep so many things in there from clothes, shoes, books, to bulky blankets. Maybe you will not even need a closet at all. If your bed does not come with any storage compartments, try using trays or low boxes on casters, which can slide in and out as conveniently as real underbed drawers.
Although it is just one little nightstand, you still have to be picky. For a small bedroom, a simple bedside table will likely be a shortcoming. Try to find something with at least one or two drawers for extra storage space. It's like having a nightstand and a cabinet two-in-one. When you shop for bedroom furniture, always keep in mind that your goal is to maximize space .
Let the Light Shine In
The more light you let in, the bigger the room will look. Painting your bedroom walls with soft eye-pleasing colors such as white, light blue or pale yellow can help reflect the light and visually maximize the size of the space. Venetian, Roman and roller blinds are ideal for little bedrooms, as they make the room seem bright and airy while allowing you to have your privacy at the same time. Roller blinds are also practical decorative items when you try to separate two areas in the bedroom or make one room do two jobs.
Om Paramapoonya (author) on July 25, 2012:
@Ebonny - Yes, I think that would have a similar effect. It sounds like a very neat idea that could make your bedroom look more interesting. And I don't think it would be too hard to do it yourself, either. So good luck on this DIY project!
Ebonny from UK on July 24, 2012:
I like your simple yet effective ideas.
On the subject of mirrored doors making a room seem larger, I am wondering if using mirror tiles on existing sliding doors would have the same effect. ( I'm thinking along the lines that I could probably fit mirrored tiles myself making it more cost effective. )
Mary Hyatt from Florida on November 09, 2011:
I just added the link: many thanks!
Om Paramapoonya (author) on November 09, 2011:
Hi, Mary. Of course, you can link your hub to this. Thanks for the read and the link. :)
Mary Hyatt from Florida on November 08, 2011:
I really like your ideas on this Hub. I just wrote a Hub called "My Room". I'd like to link this Hub to mine if I may. Thank you very much, Regards, Mary
Om Paramapoonya (author) on October 22, 2011:
Some affordable places are ikea and walmart.
me on October 22, 2011:
where can you buy the furnitures ?
Maria Harris from Houston on April 05, 2011:
Great hub. Love your ideas.
ChrisWa from tacoma on September 14, 2010:
I Had a loft bed growing up and it was a great space saver. Good Hub!
revrave on August 29, 2010:
My daughter is buying a house and your hub is going to be very useful.
Tracy from San Francisco on August 16, 2010:
You have awesome and wonderful ideas here for bedrooms and great, inspiring, visual pix! Thanks!
proscourcefloors1 from United States of America on August 13, 2010:
All of these ideas are great for making a room or space bigger, which many people overlook. Love the beds with storage underneath, so useful ;) thanks for sharing!
relica from California on December 23, 2009:
Great ideas for increasing the usable space in a small room. Nice Hub.
Morris Streak from UK on December 10, 2009:
A loft bed is indeed a good idea, since the space underneath could be repurposed for so many things. Good hub. I'm into home improvement myself.
beadams from St. Paul on November 09, 2009:
nice hub, informative.
Adnan Habib on November 08, 2009:
nice idea.. maybe you can suggest something for a cozy reading room
USAPoolToy from Florida on August 27, 2009:
Useful ideas on your hub!!
Om Paramapoonya (author) on August 26, 2009:
LOL...shatter-proof mirrored doors??? Your house sounds exciting ;-)
Christa Dovel from The Rocky Mountains, North America on August 26, 2009:
I love these ideas! Mirrored doors in the little boy's room would be wonderful, but I would have to find shatter-proof ones.