If you haven’t heard the news, larger bedrooms are something of a big deal in the property market. While they don’t quite pack the same punch as a brand-new kitchen, if your home has a large, inviting master bedroom, it goes without saying that it’s going to be a more standout candidate in the property listings.
Of course, not all of us are blessed with such space. Particularly in the larger cities, extending isn’t an option and in the simplest of terms, we have to accept what we have.
This is what today’s tip round-up is all about. We will now go into detail on some of the huge impact you can unleash if you implement them in your small bedroom.
Place your bed in the middle of the room
While this may seem like a no-brainer, the idea of placing your bed in the center of the room is something that’s often overlooked by homeowners who are looking to maximize their space. While it might not be for everyone, if you’re struggling with finding ways to fill up your small bedroom sensibly, this could be an option worth considering. As well as being aesthetically pleasing and creating a sense of balance within the room, it also means that there’s more space on either side for other furniture items such as wardrobes or nightstands.
Create a focal point with your bed (a continuation of the first tip)
If you’re going to place your bed in the center of the room, it’s important that you create a focal point around it. The easiest way to do this is by adding something large and visually appealing such as an overhead light or mirror. This will not only draw attention towards the middle of the room but also help make up for any space lost on either side of your bed due to its central placement.
Consider using built-in storage units for additional space
When looking at ways to maximize your small bedroom, many homeowners look towards their wardrobes first. However, if you have limited floor space and are struggling with where else you can put them, consider investing in some built-in storage units instead. They’ll give off a more premium feel than standard wardrobe options and can be used for storing items such as towels or shoes which would otherwise take up valuable floor space within the room itself.
Go for a lighter color scheme
If you’re struggling with the idea of maximizing your small bedroom, it’s important to remember that one of the easiest ways to do so is by going for a lighter color scheme. While darker colors can create an airy and spacious feel within any room on some occasions, they are also notorious for making rooms appear smaller than they actually are. This is why many homeowners opt for white or light grey walls when looking to make their bedrooms look larger than they really are.
You can also take this a step further (or back, depending on your point of view). For example, instead of using paint, what about turning to accessories to unleash your lighter color scheme? If we take these photos from Avas Flowers as an example, it starts to become obvious on how much vibrance can be injected into a room via a simple bouquet. Avas Flowers have gained a sterling reputation for making such an impact in smaller rooms, and we’d urge you to take a look at the Avas Flowers Instagram page for more examples.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with furniture placement
While this is certainly a tip that’s not for everyone, if you’re looking to maximize your small bedroom and are struggling with where else you can put items such as wardrobes or nightstands, don’t be afraid to get creative. If there’s a wall which is currently unused in the room, consider placing your wardrobe against it instead of taking up floor space within the room itself. Alternatively, if there’s no suitable wall available for this purpose, place your bed against one side of the room and then stack any other furniture items on top of each other along the opposite side.
Sometimes, the alternative options can feel OTT – but investigate them all and see what a new layout does for your smaller bedroom.