Decorating a Small Bedroom

At the end of a busy, stressful, hectic day nothing is better than having a peaceful and serene bedroom to relax in. Too often people neglect this element of their bedroom design. If you don’t design and decorate your bedroom in such a way that is the perfect relaxing getaway, then you aren’t doing yourself any favors.

Often, the people that have the hardest time accomplishing this are those with a smaller sized bedroom. Well you will be pleased to know that there are ways to decorate a small bedroom that will reward you with the solace you seek.

Start by selecting the right colors. You have to find a color or shade that appeals to you and promotes calm and relaxation. When designing a small bedroom, natural colors go a long way. Look at beige, taupe, and even grey or brown for a relaxing effect.

Don’t overdo it on the furniture. The trick is having enough to be comfortable without over crowding the room. This means you want to find smaller pieces that will maximize the space you have and make the space you have look more spacious than it really is.

Organization is key. A cluttered room always looks smaller than it is. In the case of a small bedroom, clutter can destroy the relaxing atmosphere you are striving for. Make use a closet organization system so that your closet can store as much as you need.

Find accents that suit your taste and add to your design. Is your style funky or more modern? This will determine what kind of lamps and lampshades you purchase. The mirrors and wall art you select should be a direct representation of you and the things you like. Your goal is peace and relaxation for you. So don’t design for someone else or what you think your mother would like!

Small Bedroom Design Basics

A small bedroom is not a curse. Of course, if you fill it with wall to wall furniture, it can feel like a claustrophobic space, and not a room that promotes rest and relaxation. However, if you choose the right furniture, keep your belongings organized and understand which color schemes reflect the most light, then your small bedroom will feel much larger than it actually is. You will be able to enjoy the space, and enjoy spending time in your bed.

When decorating a small bedroom, you must first choose the right color to paint the walls. Light colors such as white, gray and beige tend to reflect the most light. Painting the walls in one of these shades will make the space seem to open up, whereas bold and dark paint colors can make it feel as if it is closing in on you. If your bedroom features wallpaper or the walls are painted a deep color, then take the time to repaint them. A good compromise is to paint one wall a more intense shade, and it can serve as an accent wall. Place the head of your bed against this wall and it will naturally become the focal point of the space, without making it feel smaller.

The next point to consider is the furniture you place in your bedroom. You need a bed, a dresser, and perhaps a nightstand. Anything else is excess and only visually clutters the space. Do away with the second nightstand, and choose a dresser or chest but don’t have both. If you need more storage space, install vertical shelves along the wall, or use a folding screen to hide your clutter. You don’t want to see this mess from the bed, because it will make you feel anxious instead of promoting relaxation.

Finally, you should maximize natural lighting to make your bedroom feel more spacious. If you are lucky enough to have windows, then install sheer curtains rather than heavy drapes. If your bedroom only receives minimal natural lighting, then make up for it by using artificial light. Lamps provide just the right amount of light without overwhelming. Consider a small lamp on your bedside table, or opt for a floor lamp that casts a soft glow on the ceiling. Another option is to install wall sconces above your bed that wash the wall with an even amount of light.

These three design ideas will help you to maximize the space that you have in your bedroom. A small bedroom can still be a beautiful bedroom, as long as you know how to properly decorate.

Colors For the Small Bedroom – Danish Design and Color Blue Add Spaciousness to the Small Bedroom

When looking for ideas to create an interesting appearance for small bedrooms, I like to look at far bigger ideas and see if they will adapt successfully to a small concept. This way, I become far more creative and widen my perspective as to possibilities. This also helps me to see the space objectively and not as a restricted and difficult area to design.

I am very fond of Scandinavian design and find it ideal for the small room. The Danish designs, particularly, appeal to me. Typical colors of Danish design are pale blues, creme and natural tones of wood. These are excellent colors for making rooms look more spacious. The warm nuances of wood counteract the cooler blues and prevent the room from appearing too cold.

The walls are painted in pale blue, the ceiling and doors in a creme-white. Pure white would make the blue appear too cool. Textiles are also kept in pale blue in order to create a sense of unity in the total appearance and retain the spacious effect. Pale blue always opens up space, like the early morning sky on the horizon of a pale, bluish gray ocean, giving an impression of infinity.

The Danish simplicity of design in their furniture is excellent for using in a small bedroom. This furniture creates clarity. The wood should be kept in a pale, light shade so that it does not appear heavy in a small bedroom. It also looks great set against a blue background. This combination creates a simplistic and amiable elegance.

Light plays an important role in Danish design. In fact, the natural light of Denmark is something very unique. It is this special, atmospheric northern light that has had decisive influence on Danish designers. It is no coincidence that some of the greatest lamp designers came from Denmark. In addition to being functional, their lamps are at the same time like small sculptures. Their clear designs make them excellent for a small bedroom. They create atmosphere and add a subtle artistic touch to a room without taking up precious space.

Every detail counts in the limited space of a small bedroom. By keeping to a basic color scheme and clear designs, as inspired by the Scandinavian natural colors, it will be possible to give even a very small bedroom a classy touch. It will make the bedroom look far more spacious, but will not stretch a limited budget.