How to Decorate a Small Bedroom

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Decorate a Small Bedroom

Decorating a small bedroom is not complicated, but it does involve some attention and willingness to make it work. A fundamental rule for decorating small spaces is to not over-stretch the possibilities of the room with too much furniture or objects. Below we give you some tips so you know how to decorate a small room and make it look larger but above all to make it much more functional.

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Steps to follow:

Little furniture in large-scales works perfectly for small rooms. Furthermore, it is important that you are aware of how to place furniture in a room. For example, you can lighter shaded furniture will help widen perspective and draw the room on a piece of paper and place the furniture so you can maximize the size of your small bedroom.


To decorate a small room, the same applies to the decorative fittings in this type of room: choose few pieces of considerable size, for example one painting instead of several small ones or only one shelf you can use to place one or two decorative items so you maximize the blank space on the wall, thus making the room look bigger. You could opt for a simple exotic look if you want something different.

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If you choose to use several do not distribute them throughout the wall, place them all in the same area. For some great ideas take a look at our article on how to decorate Master Bedroom walls.

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For the walls go for white that will help you visually extend the room. If you do want to use some color we suggest light or pastel tones.


Use the same color for the ceiling to achieve visual continuity. In our article how to choose colors to paint a room you will find advice that you will help make the right choices.


You can give more depth to the room painting a wall of a different tone or by putting wallpaper on it.

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Add auxiliary furniture that allows alternative uses: for example a drawer which will serve as the bureau of a television or a futon that can be used as a bed.


Preferably place the bed by a wall and avoid putting furniture in the centre of the room.

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Choose furniture which is in clear tones or which can be painted in colors that match the walls and makes it blend in.


For the windows go for curtains in light colors or designs.

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A good idea: put up a (not very small) mirror in front of the window to reflect the light towards the rest of the room.


In order to gain space in a small room go for a sliding door as opposed to a traditional one.

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  • Remember to always clear up in small rooms as this will make them look more spacious. Small details make the difference!

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