(By Monique Warner)
Here are some ways to make a small bedroom feel luxuriously large, rather than cramped and cluttered …
Here are some simple ways to make the most of a tiny bedroom …
From cluttered bedside pedestals to shelves of ornaments and an overflowing laundry basket, a bedroom full of ‘things’ can look smaller than it really is. Likewise, a small bedroom that is minimally decorated and well organised will feel far more spacious. Start by de-cluttering all the surfaces you can see. In a small bedroom, less really is more.
Create a big impression in a small bedroom, and play up the vertical space, with a canopy or four-poster bed. The effect of a big bed, especially one that plays on vertical lines, is that it makes a room feel grand and draws the eyes upwards, making a space seem larger than it really is.
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When floor space is particularly tight, forego traditional bedside cabinets and opt for shelves and wall lights instead of standing bedside lamps.
Installing floating shelves is not only cost-effective, it gives you just enough space for those essentials – a book, glass of water and your reading glasses – without gobbling up any valuable floor space.