Mistake 1: Ignoring the corners.
Use the corners of your bedroom to create more storage. A corner hanging bar such as the one below can be used for sweaters or blankets.
Mistake 2: Buying furniture that doesn’t have a dual purpose.
Invest in a bed that has storage underneath or a desk that folds against the wall to maximize space effectively. This simple and practical storage bed frame is from West Elm.
Mistake 3: Putting something on the floor when it could be attached to a wall.
Mount lamps and floating shelves to the wall and save floor space. We love these swing lamps from onefortythree.
Mistake 4: Forgetting a mirror.
Mirrors open up a space and make a room feel a lot bigger and filled with light. They can also act as a piece of art.
Mistake 5: Keeping everything on display.
A small space can easily look cluttered. Opt for cabinets that have doors, or store things in baskets along a bookshelf for a clean, streamlined look. Select only certain things you want to display and show them off on a simple display shelf.
Mistake 6: Painting all of your walls white.
Now is your chance to get creative! Choose a wall in your bedroom to paint a bold accent colour or to cover with wallpaper. This will add character to your small space. Don’t be afraid to choose furniture and fabric with more personality.
Mistake 7: Thinking bedside tables are necessary.
Look for a headboard with storage instead. This one from Ikea has shelving attached to it.
Mistake 8: Using heavy curtains that take up floor space.
Use roman blinds in your small bedroom for a clean, soft look.
Mistake 9: Not using the space at the foot of your bed.
You’ll quickly find this is a perfect place for storage. Use a decorative trunk to stow extra sheets and pillows.
Mistake 10: Thinking that a small bedroom can’t be stylish or functional.
In a way, small spaces make it even easier to add your own style to a room. You’ve got limited space but ample opportunity to get creative. Happy small bedroom decorating!