Calling all small space dwellers! Big city apartments, vintage home layouts, and modern space downsizing all call for design that expands the possibilities of small. If you need a bedroom makeover but don’t think you have enough bedroom to work with, you’re in the right place. We’ve got some lovely small bedroom ideas to prove small spaces can be stylish.

While modern and luxurious design ideas often tell you that you need to have a sitting area, small office, or a king size bed in your bedroom, don’t forget that a bedroom’s main function is to be a place to rest and recharge. And you don’t much to create a beautiful space to do so.

Here are small bedroom ideas and tips to help you create a bedroom space that may be small in square footage, but is big in style.

1. Keep Colours Light and Bright

The colour white is an expansive and practical choice for a small bedroom. It keeps the space from looking too busy or boxed in. Using white or lighter colours combats the absence of large wall space or windows to brighten up the space.

2. Push Your Bed Up Against a Corner

Most bedroom styles feature the bed by centring it on the wall. However, narrow floor plans and limited space call for deviation for this.

To maximise the floor space, tuck your bed up against a wall or corner. The effect will create a sleep area that feels crozier.

3. Skip the Bulky Bed Frame

A few inches of extra space can be vital in a small bedroom. Part ways with your foot board-style bed frame and replace it with a simple modern headboard to finish the look of your bed.

4. Embrace Minimalism

Add space to your bedroom by paring it down to your favourite essentials. The focus of this space is undeniably the bed, so keep furniture pieces and accessories down to a minimum.

Even better, use sleek, contemporary built-ins for additional storage. Built-ins maximise storage while looking like they’re not even there. A good built-in around your bed creates a cozy sleeping nook while adding plenty of storage.

5. Magnify with Mirrors

Mirrors expand a small bedroom by creating the illusion of a bigger room. Positioning a mirror to reflect the light of a window is also the only way to up the natural light in your space.

The easiest way to incorporate a big mirror to your space? Find a body-length mirror and lean it up against the wall. No holes needed. Though, you’ll want to secure it with wall tacky for peace of mind.

6. Add Storage Under the Bed

If you’re in the market for a new bed, consider a bed with drawers underneath for extra storage. If space is so limited that drawers may not open easily, use decorative bins under your bed for additional storage. We love milk crates and other woven baskets that hold up well and look great doing it.

7. Live Vertically

If floor space is limited but you have higher ceilings, consider adding a loft or platform for your sleeping area with storage or seating underneath. This isn’t an option for everyone, but for those who don’t mind literally climbing into bed, this layout can completely transform a space.

8. Add Wallpaper

Just because your bedroom is small doesn’t mean it has to be dull. Add a bold wallpaper pattern to a focal wall, like your headboard wall.

Wallpaper tends to get a bad rap for making rooms look small and cluttered, but using the right style and technique does just the opposite. Add a bold wallpaper pattern to a focal wall, like your headboard wall.

When selecting wallpaper, choose a large-scale pattern over a small, busy one. Don’t forget to create a cohesive look by coordinating your bedding with your beautiful, new wallpaper.

9. Get Creative With Floating Shelves

The versatile floating shelf can work in many useful ways in a small bedroom. Here are some floating shelf small bedroom ideas:

-A nightstand replacement
-An entry table by the door
-A bookcase
-A place to hold a collection of modern colourful boxes housing clothing and accessories
-A laptop desk

10. Create an Alcove or Wall Niche

In newer construction, drywall is normally hollow and supported by vertical 2x 4 wood beams (studs) that are 16” apart. If your bed is set up on a non-exterior wall, use a stud finder to mark where your bed’s wood wall beams are and cut out an alcove. Your new alcove may not be incredibly deep, but it may be all you need for small necessities like an alarm clock or some personal items.