If you have a teeny tiny bedroom, don’t despair. Smart planning and some ingenious hacks can make your room look a whole lot larger.
Maybe you’ve got a city apartment where space is at a premium. Or your home was built back in the day when living was a lot simpler and people didn’t need all the space they do today. Or, it could be a spare bedroom in your house that’s tucked away.
Whatever the reason, these 8 ideas can help you make the most of your small space.
1. Paint and Decorate with a Peaceful Palette
Found at HGTV
Strong colors can certainly add personality and pizazz to a room, but if the space is small, bold paint will only make it feel smaller.
Instead, opt for a lighter, more peaceful color palette to create the illusion of more space. Don’t just stop with the wall color. Extend it to the comforter, furniture and other decor.
2. Utilize Storage Under the Bed
Found at The Idea Room
When square footage is at a premium, you can always use the space underneath the bed for storage. There are lots of low, flat storage containers designed for just that.
3. Use the Walls
Found at Better Homes & Gardens
When you don’t have a lot of space in a room, get creative by using the walls! Add shelves, put up hangers, use pegboards for jewelry storage (more on that below). You can do this in a way that doesn’t look cluttered, either.
4. Create Depth with Mirrors
Found at HGTV
Here’s an insanely easy and affordable way to make a space look bigger: add mirrors. Mirrors add depth to a room and make it look much larger than it actually is.
5. Add a Corner Nightstand
Found at Apartment Therapy
Many of us center our beds to give space for a nightstand on each side. In a small room, where every inch is at a premium, this wastes a lot of space.
A genius solution is to add a corner nightstand that attaches to the wall. You can push your bed all the way to the end of the room, saving lots of space in the process.
6. Save Space with a Hanging Laundry Basket
Found at Making Nice in the Midwest
Clutter can quickly cut down on the perceived size of the room. But, a small bedroom most likely has a small closet, so it’s tough to add a laundry basket for worn closets.
The solution? Add a hanging laundry bag to the bag of a door. It will be out of sight and use underutilized space.
7. Turn an IKEA Shelf into a Desk
Found at Design Sponge
When there is barely enough space for a bed and a dresser, you really don’t have the room for a big desk and workspace. That is unless you get creative.
This idea from Design Sponge is genius. Instead of buying a big clunky desk, install a shelf from IKEA. It will take up much less space and still have enough room for your computer and office supplies.
8. Use Pegboards for Extra Storage
Found at Real Simple
As we mentioned before, using the walls is key when you have a small space. A cheap, easy and pretty darn cool looking way to do this is with pegboards. How genius is that?