Your bedroom is your place to hide away and retreat from the daily stresses of life. If you are retreating to a space that is cramped and not at all comfortable, than be sure your stress level will rise significantly. Try these space saving ideas for small bedrooms, because you may not even be aware of how badly you need it.
As with any room, space planning is highly important. You can try it out by doing it yourself. Just read Tips for Doing Your Own Space Planning .You can plan out the best layout for your home, that also suits your needs.
Helpful tips to remember are things like keeping your bed centered on a wall. Always avoid smashing everything together. It is the exact opposite of saving space. Trust me.
Less is better. Don’t add too much to your room, otherwise the extra pieces will make the room feel even smaller than it already is.
Try to use 1 decent piece, or get yourself 2 smaller stands. Finding something around 12″ – 20″ is safe. Get yourself something with a drawer, or shelf below to use for storing various items. Having an oversize table top just means more room to leave junk.
Think outside of the box. Try finding your own small stands like fruit crates, TV trays, wall mounted shelves, stools, or file cabinets.
If your room is too small, I’d avoid a headboard all together.
Keep it simple. See Headboard Idea’s On the Cheap, for inexpensive ways to have a small headboard that fits your space properly.
Instead of table lamps, allow for pendants to hang down over your nightstands. Or, mount reading lamps to the wall on either end of your bed.
Allow for as much natural light as possible with sheer drapery over your windows.
Avoid using oversize lamps or shades.
White bedding is clean and feels less intrusive.
Brighter colors with large patterns are more inviting and make the space feel larger.
Buy something you love the look of. It makes a real difference. See ‘5 Tips for Choosing New Bedding’, for some help before you buy.
Avoid anything bulky or distracting. If you can have nothing at all, do it.
Use solid colored fabric for curtains, and soft colors are always best.
Use light sheer drapes paired with a shade or blinds underneath to lighten the look of your window treatments.