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Seize Opportunities in a Small Bedroom Look for ways to make your small bedroom special. Decorate a bedroom with punchy fabrics and expressive patterns. Choose interesting lighting, such as a charming chandelier or sculptural table lamps. For a small bedroom idea that makes a statement, try an unusual headboard: Pick one that is extra tall, brightly upholstered, or curvy. And use artwork to show off your personality. It doesn't have to be pricey -- framed snapshots will do. Remember, this is the most personal space in your home, so decorate a bedroom with what makes you happy.


Small bedrooms can be tricky to decorate. They often end up as unloved spaces with little personality because we’re worried that too much stuff will “shrink” them visually. Conversely, small spare rooms can end up as dumping grounds for old fitness equipment, packaging or clothes-drying racks. While a typical master bedroom is usually large enough to accommodate cabinets and chests of drawers, a second or third bedroom may be big enough only for a bed and little else. How can you make the most of every square inch, and ensure that a small bedroom is both stylish and functional? Here are some do’s and don’ts for making a small bedroom look good and work hard.


Look for ways to make your small bedroom special. Decorate a bedroom with punchy fabrics and expressive patterns. Choose interesting lighting, such as a charming chandelier or sculptural table lamps. For a small bedroom idea that makes a statement, try an unusual headboard: Pick one that is extra tall, brightly upholstered, or curvy. And use artwork to show off your personality. It doesn't have to be pricey -- framed snapshots will do. Remember, this is the most personal space in your home, so decorate a bedroom with what makes you happy.


Using a small desk next to your bed will create a dual-purpose opportunity. Not only does it act as an oversized nightstand, but pair it with a small chair to serves as a work surface, too. Helpful Hint: Look for small-scale, previously-loved desks at flea markets to add instant charm to your presently-loved bedroom. Photo courtesy by AnNicole Faeth.


I all honesty, I don’t see how this is supposed to help make the most out of a small room. First of all, they just look like normal bedrooms. And anyay, I guess it’s not what I googled for. The reason I was looking for a post on how to maximize on small room space is because right now my bedroom is also my living room is also my office. I live in NY and I am SURE I am not the only person with this sort of living arrangement. Real estate costs. And quite frankly we are paying for every cubic inch of space in a room here in the city, meaning loft beds and over head storage and really anything and everything to maximize on space and provide order to a multi-purpose room. I don’t need to make my small space LOOK bigger. For what? I need it to feel functionally bigger, since I can’t actually have it bigger.


3 Of 21 Go BoldDon't be fooled. Dark colors do work in small spaces, including Moises Esquenazi's Los Angeles bungalow. Benjamin Moore's Newburg Green on the guest room walls plays off fabrics in hot tropical colors. "I don't mind a bedroom that feels small, especially since its primary use is for sleeping," he says. "Why should it not be dark, moody or sensual?" Reed Davis


Small bedrooms can be charming, cozy, and adorable – but if you don’t put time and effort into organizing and decorating them in the most storage-friendly way possible, then they can easily become a huge, hectic mess. A small bedroom usually means you have room for the necessities and not much else, which means that your storage space isn’t ideal. You could look at this in a negative way, or you could choose to look at it as a challenge to be as creative as possible.


Making the most of the vertical space in a small bedroom is an excellent way to keep things neat and organized. Floating shelves will hold a multitude of books and magazines. Small buckets and baskets, hanging on mountable rods, will provide extra space for little, miscellaneous items. Photo courtesy of Camila Pavone.


There are two ways to organize a small bedroom: You can make it dark and cozy with saturated berry reds or chocolate browns. Or, you can boost daylight with barely dressed windows and a light-bouncing color on the wall, such as cloud white or sunshine yellow. Either way, don't take a weak approach. You can be bold in a small space without risking too much money or effort.


When decorating small bedrooms, every square inch is potential storage. Sure, you can stash sweater boxes under the bed, but if you boost the bed frame on blocks and add a voluminous skirt, you can hide a set of luggage under there. Place a storage ottoman under the window to hold extra bedding. Use a chest as a bedside table to gain drawer space. When it comes to organizing a small bedroom, make the most of your closet with an organizer system. And look for wall space where you can hang a bookshelf.


Go for It There are two ways to organize a small bedroom: You can make it dark and cozy with saturated berry reds or chocolate browns. Or, you can boost daylight with barely dressed windows and a light-bouncing color on the wall, such as cloud white or sunshine yellow. Either way, don't take a weak approach. You can be bold in a small space without risking too much money or effort.


Sneak In Storage When decorating small bedrooms, every square inch is potential storage. Sure, you can stash sweater boxes under the bed, but if you boost the bed frame on blocks and add a voluminous skirt, you can hide a set of luggage under there. Place a storage ottoman under the window to hold extra bedding. Use a chest as a bedside table to gain drawer space. When it comes to organizing a small bedroom, make the most of your closet with an organizer system. And look for wall space where you can hang a bookshelf.


Don't be fooled. Dark colors do work in small spaces, including Moises Esquenazi's Los Angeles bungalow. Benjamin Moore's Newburg Green on the guest room walls plays off fabrics in hot tropical colors. "I don't mind a bedroom that feels small, especially since its primary use is for sleeping," he says. "Why should it not be dark, moody or sensual?"


A New York collector fills his bedroom with eye-catching items, lending excitement to every corner of the little space. The bedroom's rug is from J&D Oriental Rugs, the crewel bedspread was bought in a thrift shop and the English tufted-leather chest was found on 1stdibs. The French lantern is from David Stypmann Co.


Ceramist Amanda Moffat's Brooklyn townhouse has a big dose of personality with saturated colors, intricate patterns and an array of treasured heirlooms, and the attic bedroom is no exception. The Louis Vuitton trunk in the attic bedroom belonged to Moffat's mother, the bed is dressed in Coyuchi linens, the 19th-century chair is from John Derian and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White.


2 of 21 A New York collector fills his bedroom with eye-catching items, lending excitement to every corner of the little space. The bedroom's rug is from J&D Oriental Rugs, the crewel bedspread was bought in a thrift shop and the English tufted-leather chest was found on 1stdibs. The French lantern is from David Stypmann Co. Simon Upton


A New York collector fills his bedroom with eye-catching items, lending excitement to every corner of the little space. The bedroom's rug is from J&D Oriental Rugs, the crewel bedspread was bought in a thrift shop and the English tufted-leather chest was found on 1stdibs. The French lantern is from David Stypmann Co. Simon Upton


18 of 21 Ceramist Amanda Moffat's Brooklyn townhouse has a big dose of personality with saturated colors, intricate patterns and an array of treasured heirlooms, and the attic bedroom is no exception. The Louis Vuitton trunk in the attic bedroom belonged to Moffat's mother, the bed is dressed in Coyuchi linens, the 19th-century chair is from John Derian and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White. William Waldron


Ceramist Amanda Moffat's Brooklyn townhouse has a big dose of personality with saturated colors, intricate patterns and an array of treasured heirlooms, and the attic bedroom is no exception. The Louis Vuitton trunk in the attic bedroom belonged to Moffat's mother, the bed is dressed in Coyuchi linens, the 19th-century chair is from John Derian and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White. William Waldron


Cochrane Design Do copy hotel style. Many boutique hotels have tiny rooms, yet guests hardly notice since the rooms are so carefully decorated. Copy some of the tricks: A padded headboard, plush throws and multiple pillows offer a similar scaled-down luxury at home. Try to slot in bedside tables, even if they’re just small shelves, for somewhere to set down a morning cuppa.Search our photos for more compact bedroom ideas