Tricks to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger
If you have a small bedroom, you’re not alone – it’s one of the most common bedroom decorating issues. You have to remodel to add actual square footage, but luckily, there are decorating tricks to fool the eye into seeing your bedroom as larger than it actuallyis. Here are nine bedrooms that show you how to make your room look bigger
Use Vertical Space
Choose Furniture With Legs
Give your furniture a lift with legs to create an airy, open feel in the bedroom. Not every piece needs to be legged, but try to have at least one piece with some height, whether it’s your nightstands, dresser or bed. The midcentury modern decorating style is especially good for small rooms, as most of the furniture is elevated on thin legs. The more floor and wall that shows, the larger your room will appear. Notice the dresser in this bedroom – the legs aren’t especially tall but add just enough height to help enlarge the space.
Match Window Treatments to the Walls
While large bedrooms can make great use of drapes or blinds that contrast with the walls, in a small bedroom, it’s better to match your walls and window treatments. This keeps the eye moving across the space, fooling it into seeing the bedroom as a little bit bigger than it really is. Notice how in the small, gray bedroom shown here, wallpaper adds a bit of pizzazz to one wall, without really contrasting with the painted wall or the drapes. That’s how you add interest without making the space look smaller.
Use Sconces by the Bed
Instead of taking up space on your nightstand with bedside lamps, install sconces above and slightly to the side of your headboard. This works to draw the eye upward, helps to give the room an open, airy look and reduces visual clutter around your bed. Adjustable sconces are perfect for nighttime reading – just move the light right where you need it, and push it back when you’re done.