Is your bedroom looking a bit tired? Personal items stacked everywhere and clothes spilling out of the draws and wardrobe? It is time to renovate that small bedroom and it does not have to cost the earth. With any renovation, planning is the key. What is the look and feel you want to achieve? If it is a modern property, a contemporary bedroom is ideal with clean décor and a minimalist look.
If you have an older property, you may want to recreate the decadent feel, making the most of features such as fireplaces and beams. However you envisage your small bedroom, consider colour. Bedrooms should be warm, inviting and relaxing. Bright colours are fine in Children’s bedrooms but may cause the adverse effect of relaxing in an adult’s room.
Recent trends in interior design include feature walls, where one wall (possibly the wall that your bed is against) has a solid rich colour or covering of designer wallpaper. The other walls can be painted a neutral colour, which can make the room feel larger.
Storage is incredibly important in a small room and there are so many clever solutions on the market. Consider a built in or large wardrobe. Not only can you store your clothing and shoes in a wardrobe, but cosmetics, books and boxes, that can clutter a room. Choosing mirrored wardrobe doors also reflect the light in the room and can make the small bedroom appear larger.
Under bed space is always a great way to hide away all those items that can clutter a bedroom. Divan beds are great to fit in small rooms due to their design. They also offer a range of 2 or 4 draws, which are perfect for bedding, towels and clothing. There is also a range of storage beds on the market. The mattress and frame lifts up and you can place any items underneath the bed. If you have a bed frame with space underneath, you can purchase a range of storage boxes and baskets, which can be filled and simply slid underneath the bed.
A blanket box at the end of the bed is a great way to store away items and clothing.
Use your walls! People used to have picture rails all around the rooms to hang frames and mirrors from. A shelf around the top of the room is a great place to put books, magazines and ornaments without taking too much wall space.
You can find a great system of moveable shelving. This system works by attaching slots along the wall, then shelves can simply slot into the groves and can be moved around. This looks fantastic at the head of the bed, saves space and can provide a bedside area for lamps and bedtime reading.
If you are really stretched for space in your bedroom and need somewhere to work, you can consider purchasing a cabin bed. These beds are raised with features underneath such as sofas and desks. They are quite metropolitan and provide a quirky focus in a small room.
Make the most of your space, consider all of your options. Fitted wardrobes are a great way of providing a focal point, storing items and mirrored doors make the room feel larger. Bed storage is a huge market and can be a great solution to overflowing drawers.
Finally, the walls bedroom of are very important. Leaving them clean and minimal will make your room appear larger but if needed, you can utilise the space in a clever way. With the right decoration and clever space saving storage, your small bedroom can become a haven of peace and relaxation without the stresses of everyday clutter.