How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger? While we’d all love to have a luxurious master suite, that simply isn’t a reality for most people. Thankfully, the right decor choices can make a small space feel a lot bigger. If your bedroom feels cramped, take a look at these decor tips. They can help you make the most of the space you have.


Keep Colors Light

While a darker shade of paint can be very stylish, it can also make a room feel smaller than it actually is. To make sure your room looks as big as possible, opt for lighter colors like white, cream, or light blue.

How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

Opt For Monochromatic Color Schemes

A bright color scheme can be cheery and fun, and a monochromatic scheme compliments it by expanding  the space. If your walls are painted white, choose a bedspread and pillows in a soft cream. If you have a blue room, go for a country theme that incorporates lots of blues, light greens, and more muted neutral shades. This sophisticated design trick is often used in small French apartments where square footage is often very limited.

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Paint Your Ceiling

When it comes to walls, light colors can make a room feel a lot larger. When it comes to ceilings, however, dark colors can help give a room some depth. Paint your ceiling a dark, rich colour that will draw the eye upward. You may also want to hang an eye-catching fixture like a classic or modern chandelier that stands out and add character to your room.

How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

Make Pieces Serve Multiple Purposes

Instead of cramming your bedroom full of furniture, try to make the most out of a few pieces. For example, a daybed gives you a place to sleep but also works as a conversation spot for time with family and friends. A dresser can double as a TV stand. A small bookshelf with unique baskets works well as a nightstand, storage space for lingerie or accent piece for holding special photos and memorabilia.  With the right decor choices, you’ll have a lot more space to work with.

How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

Look For Storage Options You Can Tuck Away

If you have limited closet space, you’ll need ways to store seasonal clothing items. Try to find storage containers that can easily be tucked away under a bed or on top of a shelf, where they won’t be seen. If you completely lack space to hide seasonal items, an antique trunk, daybed with drawers underneath or cute and funky boxes that are colorful and fun look less like a space for storage and more like a decorative piece that belongs in your small bedroom space.

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Use Lots of Mirrors

One of the easiest ways to make a room look larger is by hanging lots of mirrors. While too many mirrors can be overwhelming, having mirrors on multiple walls can really create the illusion of a bigger space. Make your mirrors an artistic addition to your room by choosing different shapes, sizes and even frames for a fun and eclectic look.

How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

Don’t Use Window Treatments

Window treatments can be great, but they’re not ideal for a small room. You want to let in as much natural light as possible. Window treatments will only get in the way of that. If you want a little extra privacy, try hanging sheer, gauzy drapes instead of blinds or less translucent shades.

How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

Transform Your Clutter

Small bedrooms are often plagued by clutter. When there’s not enough room for everything, some items are bound to wind up out of place. However, if you organize your clutter in a stylish way, your whole room will be put together. Organize books by author, size or color. Keep shoes and bags on hooks, organized by size, shape and colour scheme. Pictures look great grouped in black and whites or colour and make sure those knick-knacks fit nicely on your favorite shelf with a theme to how and where they’re placed.

How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

The right choice of decor makes a world of difference in your small space. Try a few of these tricks on for size. You’ll be amazed at how much better it can make a room look and feel.

About The Author

Renee Hopkins runs an innovative and affordable home decor site. Visit to find everything you need to make your rooms beautiful, comfortable and chic.


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