There are plenty of advantages to having a smaller home – many people decide that a smaller home is better for them for many reasons – professionals who work in the centre of London may just want a small apartment that is conveniently located, a young couple may choose a smaller home in an area they like as it is more affordable and a retired couple may move to somewhere like these Park Home Life park homes for sale Bedfordshire, as their kids have left home and they don’t want the hassle of a large empty house.
When it comes to decorating a smaller space, there are ways that you can make more of the space and also use the small and cosy room to your advantage all with some clever décor – here are some decorating ideas that will suit a smaller bedroom…
Get rid of the Bedside Table – You don’t need to have a bedside table – as well as taking up room, bedside drawers can often become clutter magnets. Instead, put a wall shelf next to your bed where you can have your lamp, drink, glasses – whatever you want to put on there without using floor space.
Make the Most of your Headboard – The storage headboard is a great idea – adding shelving and storage space to your headboard is not only a good way to keep things neat in the room, but also creates a good focal point if there are lots of shelves – add some quirky lighting to really make the most of it.
Make your Furniture Work for you – Furniture that can also double up as something else is the key when furnishing a smaller space. A few items that can have other uses is much less cluttered than having multiple smaller items of furniture. For example, when choosing a bed, a bed with storage in it is ideal for a smaller room. An ottoman is another great item that can double up as additional seating as well as providing storage.
Use Colour Well – You don’t have to shy away from bolder colours just because the room is smaller. The key here is to use colour well to maximise your space. Opt for a feature wall where you have a bold wallpaper pattern or a bright paint colour. This creates a focal point and when paired with lighter colours makes the room feel a lot more homely as well as adding interest to the room. When you do this, keep bed linen plain as you can run the risk of the room looking a bit too busy.
Add Accessories – Using accessories to make the most of the smaller and more cosy bedroom is a great idea – adding fluffy cushions and snuggly throws (if you have a statement wall choose them in this colour) and make the most of lighting. Statement lamps and strings of lights are both fantastic ways to add a snug homely feel to the room that will make you want to jump straight into bed!