After years of saving money, you finally bought your first home. Or maybe you’re just redecorating and are tired of the cluttered look. Because your bedroom is small, you’re probably concerned about furnishing it right. If you can relate to this scenario, don’t despair. With today’s technologies, providing small spaces is easier than ever before. Consider the following, cozy ideas for decorating a minimalist bedroom.
Do you usually read a good book before bed? If you enjoy curling up with a favorite paperback, you’ll need sufficient lighting. Unfortunately, a tight space might not accommodate big lamps. Instead of shopping for a smaller option, think about installing wall sconces. These timeless light fixtures can add both functionality and style to your bedroom.
If space is limited in your bedroom, consider installing some open shelves. Open shelves can instantly provide your boudoir with both storage space and character. You can load them down with items such as:
When you shop for open shelving, allow your personality to shine through. For instance, if you’re a fan of shabby chic décor, you might be interested in distressed open shelves painted a turquoise or yellow color. If you gravitate towards traditional designs, you might adore white or stained open shelves embellished with intricate moldings.
Smaller bedrooms often won’t accommodate large four-poster, canopy, or sleigh beds. But you shouldn’t ever have to compromise style due to the size of your space. Instead of opting for a mattress with both a headboard and a footboard, shop for only a headboard. Fabric headboards are trendy right now. You might even want to create a masterpiece to attach to your bed yourself.
Light and Bright Paint Colors
Avoid painting a small bedroom, a dark color. Your room will appear even tinier. Instead, select a light and bright color palette. Besides looking larger, your room will be more conducive to relaxation.
Bunk beds are the perfect furniture solution for kids’ bedrooms. In addition to saving space, your little ones will probably have a blast sleeping in them. Even better, they won’t need to argue over who gets to sleep on a particular side of a bed.
Did you know your choice of window treatments can affect how large your bedroom looks? By installing floor to ceiling curtains, the height of your room will appear taller than it is. Buying light-colored or sheer curtains for a small bedroom is also a good idea.
Every bedroom needs a focal point. Small bedrooms especially need something for people to focus their eyes on whenever they enter them. Accent pillows designed with bold colors, patterns, or textures make fantastic focal points in small bedrooms. Mix and match different shapes of pillows to add interest. For instance, you might want to buy three oblong shaped pillows, and one heart-shaped one. You can also use mirrors to focus the eye and to enlarge the space even further.
Instead of purchasing mini-mansions, people are increasingly gravitating toward buying smaller houses. Deciding to live in a smaller home has a few distinctive advantages. Indeed, one benefit of investing in a little abode is the price. Saving money on a mortgage might allow you to pay off credit card debt faster or dine at restaurants more often. Buying a mobile, tiny house may even provide you with the opportunity to travel across the country while living in a customized space. With recent advances in solar power for homes, you can also live off the grid in a beautiful, tiny abode. By implementing one or more of the tips above for a small apartment or little house, you can effectively and stylishly decorate your minimalist bedroom.