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Space-Saving Tips for Small Bedrooms

Do you have a small bedroom? While the idea of decorating your tiny bedroom can be stressful, we think that the majority of space limitations can be overcome with thoughtful and creative design. We've rounded up our top 7 tips guaranteed to maximize your style in a minimal space.

1) Ditch the design formula.

For starters, get the notion out of your head that your bedroom should be designed like a mathematical equation. Despite what's popular in magazines and on Pinterest, beds do NOT need to be flanked by two side tables, or NEED to have a bench parked at the foot of the bed. With so many great options out on the market, you can get creative with wall-mounted lighting instead of lamps, floating shelves instead of nightstands, or a small stool that serves double-duty as a bench.

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2) Ceiling lighting fixtures = a bright idea.

If you're looking for a piece with impact, consider investing in a unique ceiling light. A glittery chandelier or modern sculptural piece will draw your eye upwards, emphasizing the feeling of open space between the floor and ceiling. Filling unused vertical space is a great way to make an impact in your room without sacrificing floor space.

 

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3) Lighten up with transparent furniture.

Furniture that's transparent, such as a lucite bench or glass side table, can go a long way in a small room. These clear pieces blend into their surroundings and allow light to travel throughout the room, making the space seem visually larger. 

 

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4) Save space with swing-arm sconces

Instead of bulky table lamps or floor lamps that occupy a lot of space, consider utilizing narrow swing-arm lamps. When hung directly above the bed, they do the same job as a lamp with a lighter, more airy look.

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5) Keep it tone-on-tone

Keeping each aspect of the room in tone-on-tone shades helps to emphasize the feeling of space.

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6) Mirror mirror, on the (bedroom) wall

It might be one of the oldest tricks in the book, but adding a mirror above the bed will help make a small space feel larger. Mirrors reflect light and views, functioning as an extra window and amplifying the space. If you have a large widow, a mirror will also help to blend the feeling of indoors and outdoors.

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7) Look for pieces with double-duty function

Think outside the box(spring). With tight quarters, every inch of usable space matters. Try a side table that also functions as a desk, or a guest room daybed that works as an office during the day.

Image via Kate Colins Interiors