20 Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas

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20 Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas
By NovaBeds

Maximizing space in a small bedroom can be a daunting task. If you're looking for ways to create the illusion of a bigger room look no further.

From colour palettes to storage solutions to multifunctional furniture, we drop 20 small bedroom decorating ideas to you on a silver platter.

Let's get right into it.

1. Light and bright decorating ideas to make small rooms feel bigger

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The colour white is an expansive and practical choice for small bedroom decor.

It keeps the space from looking too busy or boxed in. Painting your bedroom white will make it look bigger. 

Using white or lighter colours combats the absence of large wall space or windows to brighten up your space.

To keep your small bedroom from feeling cold or void of personality, layer your whites with different textures and white-on-white patterns for drama. 

In the bedroom above, the simple addition of a patterned throw and chrome bedside lamps transforms the room from sterile to stylish.

2. Cozy corner bed for small spaces

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Most bedroom decorating ideas feature the bed by centering it on the wall. 

However, narrow floor plans and limited space often call for a different approach.

To maximize the floor space, tuck your bed up against a wall or corner.

Doing so will create a sleeping area that feels snug and cozy. 

If it feels too much like a college dorm, add a two headboard corner system to create a finished, designer look to a bedroom.

3. Slim headboard and bed frame to increase small bedroom space

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A few inches of extra space can make a small bedroom feel like a luxurious master bedroom. 

Part ways with your footboard-style bed frame and replace it with a simple modern platform bed to finish the look.

4. Minimalist style for a small master bedroom

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Add space to your small master bedroom by paring it down to your favourite essentials.

The focus of this space is undeniably the bed, so keep furniture pieces and accessories down to a minimum.

5. Mirrors can make a small bedroom look bigger

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Add space to your small master bedroom by paring it down to your favourite essentials.

The focus of this space is undeniably the bed, so keep furniture pieces and accessories down to a minimum.

6. Small bedroom storage under the bed

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If you’re in the market for a new bed, consider a bed with drawers underneath for extra storage. 

If space is so limited that drawers may not open easily, use decorative bins under your bed for additional storage. 

We love milk crates and other woven baskets that hold up well and look good.

7. Incorporating loft living to small bedrooms

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If floor space is limited but you have higher ceilings, consider adding a loft or platform for your sleeping area with storage or seating underneath. 

This isn’t an option for everyone, but for those who don’t mind climbing into bed, this layout can completely transform a small room.


8. Bold wallpaper for very small bedroom ideas

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Just because your bedroom is small doesn’t mean it has to be dull. 

Add a bold wallpaper pattern to a focal wall, like your headboard wall.

Wallpaper tends to get a bad rap for making rooms look small and cluttered, but using the right style and technique does just the opposite. 

Add a bold wallpaper pattern to a focal wall, like your headboard wall.

When selecting wallpaper, choose a large-scale pattern over a small, busy one. Don’t forget to create a cohesive look by coordinating your bedding with your beautiful, new wallpaper.

Renters, you can play with wallpaper too. Have a look at our article for removable wallpaper.

9. Wall niche

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A wall niche gives you storage space without taking up floor space. 

In newer construction buildings, drywall is normally hollow and supported by vertical 2 x 4 wood beams (studs) that are 16” apart. If your bed is set up on a non-exterior wall, use a stud finder to mark where your wood wall beams are to cut out an alcove. 

Your new alcove may not be incredibly deep, but it may be all you need for small necessities like an alarm clock or some personal items. Maximizing your small bedroom with minimal effort

10. Creative nightstands

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Finding the right size nightstand can be tricky for any bedroom. 

When you have a small bedroom and a tight squeeze next to your bed, you have to think creatively.  Consider using a decorative stool or chair.

11. Floating desk

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Maximize your space with a floating desk, which is basically an extra-large floating shelf. 

You can create a DIY floating desk by putting a piece of plywood on top of a couple of shelf brackets.  Then slide a comfy chair underneath and you’re done!

12. Colourful throw pillows

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If you love colour, but prefer an all-white room to make your small space look bigger, you don’t have to compromise. 

Simply add colour to your room with vibrant throw pillows.

13. Eye-catching chandelier

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Adding a unique chandelier or pendant light is an excellent way to give your room a focal point and add some cozy lighting.

14. Cozy area rug for small bedroom ideas

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Adding a unique chandelier or pendant light is an excellent way to give your room a focal point and add some cozy lighting.

15. Bedside table shelving

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Adding a unique chandelier or pendant light is an excellent way to give your room a focal point and add some cozy lighting.

16. Sleek sconces for small bedrooms

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Wall sconces are a smart solution to add reading light to a small bedroom. 

You can go for a modern look or a traditional style. Or get crazy and mix and match your sconces for an eclectic look.

17. Gorgeous greenery

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Adding houseplants to your room makes it feel more alive and plants actually help clean the air. 

To maximize space, try wall planters. They turn your plants into works of art.

18. Breezy curtains

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If your small room is short on windows, you can still get things flowing by using curtains to decorate. 

Two smart ways are to replace closet doors with curtains or use curtains to create a room divider. Either way, be sure to pick colors and textures that feel good in your space.

19. Sparkling string lights

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If your small room is short on windows, you can still get things flowing by using curtains to decorate. 

Two smart ways are to replace closet doors with curtains or use curtains to create a room divider. Either way, be sure to pick colors and textures that feel good in your space.

20. High-contrast colour scheme

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If your small room is short on windows, you can still get things flowing by using curtains to decorate. 

Two smart ways are to replace closet doors with curtains or use curtains to create a room divider. 

Either way, be sure to pick colours and textures that feel good in your space.

If you have any questions about buying a new luxury bed or mattress feel free to contact us via email at info@novabeds.ca or float us a note on our Facebook fan page.

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Maximizing space in a small bedroom can be a daunting task.  If you're looking for ways to create the illusion of a bigger room look no further. From colour palettes to storage solutions to multifunctional furniture, we drop 21 small bedroom decorating ideas to you on a silver platter. Let's get right into it.

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