Whether it’s your master bedroom or a guest room, these tips will help any bedroom feel larger and even more luxurious.
If you have moved to new home with smaller bedrooms, or even if you have been living with a small bedroom for sometime, we are here to remind you that bigger isn’t always better.
Small bedrooms can be fantastic, and we have 4 tips to help you achieve an airy sophisticated bedroom.
1. MIXING HIGH DESIGN AND SMALL SCALE FURNITURE
Scaling down the size of your bedroom furniture will leave a more open space, but that doesn’t mean you will loose the impact of high design. Extra tall custom upholstered headboards in beautiful fabrics are an excellent way to open up the room. Pairing down side tables or even using floating shelves as nightstands can be a great way to add walking space to the room. The key to keeping the room interesting is choosing specific furniture pieces that add character even in small packages.
2. USE MIRRORS TO REFLECT LIGHT
Adding a mirror to any space automatically creates depth perception. When you add a mirror near a light source, especially a window, the mirror reflect the light and creates the illusion of space and airiness. If you have used smaller bedside tables, tall narrow mirrors over them will add drama to this side of the room. Sometimes small spaces are left with large walls that can’t afford furniture. This wall would be a great use of a large mirror or series of mirrors.
3. CHOOSE SOLIDS OR SMALLER PRINTS
If you are trying to create a room that feels larger, using a monochromatic scheme, solids, or small prints is an excellent way to go. Instead of bold prints, try using luxurious textured fabrics such as velvets, flannels, or slubby linen.Mix in smaller prints for a dainty look. When using solid fabrics, add trims and tapes to pillows and curtains for more interest.
4. UTILIZE ALTERNATIVE LIGHTING
In a small space, large lamps may not work or just add too much bulk to the room. An alternative would be adding sconces or pendant lighting over the bedside tables. If your not ready to bring in an electrician, many wall sconces can plug right into your existing outlets.