Does your bedroom feel like a cave rather than a cozy sanctuary? If a bedroom lacks natural light, a soothing color palette, and ample storage, it can feel uncomfortable, cramped and certainly tiny! However, the correct techniques can transform a small bedroom into a functional and ‘larger looking’ space.
Utilize the following professional tips to convert your sleep cave into a sleeping refuge:
Incorporate Built-In Shelving:
Built-in shelves provide you with ample storage while saving floor space. In addition, they take advantage of all the free vertical space. A perfect example is having vertical shelves running up the wall on either side of your bed. This makes your room’s ceiling look taller. To add further depth and layering, paint the wall between your shelves in a contrasting color. The shelves can also serve bedside tables. Use these shelves to place lamps, books, mementos, etc.
Encourage Natural Light:
Avoid placing heavy drapes, curtains or window treatments on your window, especially if it’s the only one in your bedroom. Opt for sheer curtains or blinds. If you have to place your bed below the window, opt for a see-through frame such as metal. This will encourage more natural light without blocking it.
Opt for Mirrored Wardrobes:
A mirrored wardrobe can double the visual square footage of your room. In a small bedroom, opt for a wardrobe that has mirrors. This effect only works if the floor mirrors run from the floor to the ceiling, and wall-to-wall.
Consider a Daybed or a Murphy Bed:
A daybed creates the illusion that this room is a sitting area rather than a small bedroom. Modern-day beds have built-in storage compartments which are an additional bonus for a small size room. Murphy beds are a modern furniture installation, designed for small space. These handy modern beds fold up when not in use, saving your floor space.
Paint the Wall and Ceiling:
Use the same hue to paint your walls and ceiling. This erases shadow line which helps define a space. When both the walls and ceilings are in the same color, the human eye cannot determine where the room’s parameters start and finish, therefore giving the room a larger appearance.
Install Pendant Lights:
Avoid taking up precious floor space with bulky lamps and bedside tables. Consider installing pendant lights instead. These serve a dual purpose”: You may hang these from the ceiling to create a focal point and use them as task lighting.
With these handy design and contemporary furniture tips, now you can transform your cave into a sleeping paradise.
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