Although the interiors of your house have small rooms, it can become spectacular bedrooms. Follow these simple tips and you will see how your room grows in meters and in style.
We give you ideas to convert the interior decoration of your house and go from a small room to a bedroom that seems larger. It is not just about changing the paint on the walls to a white color. In fact, that is not a must for a room to appear older. The trick is to choose and combine the proportions of the furniture well and to select the shapes that are most suitable for the space that the room occupies. You can have an amazing bedroom, even if it’s small. It doesn’t have to be boring and it doesn’t have to be white. Make the most of the space you have, and have fun!
Choose a low bed and mattress
It may seem that when it comes to small bedrooms, the best option is a small bed. But, the really important thing is that it is a low bed. When it comes to small rooms, the key is to think about the height of the bed and the height of the mattress. And don’t be afraid to add a headboard: your room won’t look smaller because you add a headboard to the bed.
The alternative to the tatami
Tatami-style beds may not quite convince you. If you prefer a more conventional bed and have a small bedroom, choose one with small, thin legs. This will allow air to circulate under the bed, making the room cooler. It is a small detail, but you already know that, when it comes to rooms with a few meters, every detail counts.
Choose a single focal point
Every room needs a focal point. That design element that catches your eye the moment you walk into the room. It can be a lamp like the one in the photograph (Asseman bed by Patricia Cagliani for De Padova) or a colored element (fluorine could be a good option). All rooms (living room, dining room …) need a focal point, but in the case of the bedroom it is even more relevant as it is a narrower space.
Choose between headboard or painting
If you have opted for a bed with a headboard, forget about putting pictures in the room; it is too much information. Everything revolves around the idea of not feeling overwhelmed when you enter the bedroom; after all, it is a place to relax … If you have a headboard and add a painting on the same wall, you will make it feel too heavy. If, on the other hand, you have a room with a “light” bed, a painting can become the best option, even acting as a makeshift headboard.
The nightstand that best suits you
The nightstands should accompany the bed, never dominate it. A good option is a round nightstand or a small bench. And if it has the same texture as the legs of the bed, all the better. The nightstand is a secondary element, but make sure it is neither too flimsy nor too small because in that case, it can look like an apology. In the photograph, proposed by Zara Home.
Two or three objects maximum
In a small room it is convenient to keep order, so we recommend that you have no more than two or three objects on the bedside table. It is preferable to have two or three large pieces than many small ones. A lamp, the book you are reading and a jewelry box. The rest (photo frames, travel souvenirs …) are better to take to a more spacious place. Mini Clay Table by Marc Crusin for Desalto.
Sophisticated yet understated bedding
Small rooms require less bedding. In a space of reduced dimensions, a bed full of pillows will give a feeling of heaviness. Instead of creating a serene and harmonious place, you will be creating a suffocating environment. Consider something relaxing but luxurious, in pastel tones and / or soft prints. In the photograph, bedding from El Corte Inglés.
Don’t be afraid of dark colors …
Don’t limit yourself to white or neutral color palettes when it comes to walls in a small room. “Never paint a small room a dark color,” says Max. “Painting a room a charcoal gray, navy blue or olive green can be elegant and sexy.”
Ditch the cramped nightstands
A smaller space does not mean smaller furniture. “One of my hobbies is miniature bedside tables. Miniature nightstands can seem so silly, ”says Max, who advises clients to buy full-size furniture for small spaces. “It can actually make a small room look bigger and it will be more useful and functional,” he adds.
All the square footage in the world won’t make a difference if it’s full of stuff. “Another trick that won’t cost you money is to keep your room clean,” he says. “You can still customize like you would a larger room, but avoiding unnecessary clutter is a no-brainer.”
Bring the outdoors inside
Don’t forget to add some life to your space. “There is no reason for indoor plants.”
Choose mounted lights instead of table lamps and floor lamps
Just say no to table lamps and floor lamps. We know this is turning into a Marie Kondo expedition, but those light fixtures are only going to take up a bit of floor space. Instead, choose a space-saving lamp to hang on the wall above your bed, ideally one with a swing arm that can be adjusted to direct the light down (for reading) or into the rest of the room (for party favors). dance etc) If you like pendant lights, one of them would work too.