Small Bedroom Ideas for a Tranquil Retreat

Your bedroom is your get-away-from-it-all retreat, a safe haven where you can relax and recharge. But what should you do if your space is cramped and leaves you feeling less than rejuvenated?

The right small bedroom ideas can help you transform your tiny space into the perfect tranquil retreat. Here are five ways to make the most of your bedroom space, no matter how limited it is:

Maximize Floor Space

When floor space is limited, you have to make the most of every inch. Put your bed against a wall or corner rather than centering it in the middle of the wall. Reduce the size and number of nightstands; look for a small pedestal table or accent table for your nighttime essentials instead. Instead of standing bookshelves, look at installing floating shelves on the wall to give the floor a bigger footprint.

Go White and Light

Take advantage of windows to let more light into the room; that automatically gives it a bigger, brighter feeling. White furniture in a small bedroom can brighten up the space, as can white or light-colored bedding and curtains. (Use white-on-white patterns or a colored throw as an accent piece to keep it from looking too stark.) Keep in mind that sheer curtains will also help lighten up and enlarge a room, while dark curtains will make it seem smaller and darker.

Use Mirrors

Mirrors, like windows, help brighten up a room and give the illusion that it’s larger than it really is. Adding a large, body length mirror immediately makes the space feel larger, and placing it in a position where it can reflect light from a window will enhance the effect.

Streamline your Storage

Finding storage spaces might take a bit more creativity, but it can be done! For starters, look for furniture that does double duty, such as a storage bench at the foot of the bed that can hold blankets and extra bedding. Think vertically and look for storage options like over-the-door organizers to hold your shoes and under-the-bed storage boxes to hide your out-of-season clothes.

Tap into Textiles

These days, you don’t need a big, bulky headboard to complete your small bedroom furniture set. A colorful tapestry on the wall can serve as a headboard, or you can make one yourself from other materials.

As you look for new ways to decorate your small bedroom, remember that CORT Furniture Rental provides a variety of bedroom sets and small bedroom furniture that can help you create a space you love.

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