Small Bedroom Ideas 2022
You can transform any small bedroom into a chilled-out relaxation spot with the right colours, patterns, furniture, and storage.
The trick is to use only the furniture you need, save space with dual-purpose furniture, and measure everything before buying it. You can then play with colours and patterns to make your space feel bigger than it is.
Here are our best small bedroom ideas for 2022:
Get an ottoman bed for abundant storage
Cramming a bulky bed into a small bedroom significantly reduces the floor space you must play with. To maximise space, you want an ottoman.
Ottoman beds use the whole bed base as storage with a lift-up mattress platform, big enough for shoes, bedding, clothes, towels or anything else you need to stash. You can also get small boxes to keep everything orderly in there.
Light, fresh colours are best
Dark walls make spaces look smaller and dark furniture takes up more visual space, so it makes sense to keep things light in small bedrooms.
White is the best colour for walls, and if you want a bit of colour, create a feature wall behind your bed with a pastel shade. Furniture should be light oak/pine, white or light grey, and décor should be colourful or light.
Get blinds, not curtains.
If your windows are suitable for blinds, then do it! Blinds take up less space than curtains and let you maintain privacy. Another advantage of window blinds is they let you play with light by tilting light into your bedroom.
Use striped wallpaper to trick the eye.
Vertical stripes make ceilings look higher and horizontal stripes make walls look longer. You can use these clever tricks to make your bedroom look bigger than it is.
Striped wallpaper that follows the flow of your bedroom also builds rhythm into your space, helping you move the eye to create a sense of scale.
Free up floor space with narrower bedroom furniture
People’s biggest mistake when buying furniture for small bedrooms is not considering the depth of the furniture. Narrow furniture is your best friend for preserving floor space, and you can always build up to maintain storage space.
Tidy shoes without eating into floor space with a shoe cabinet
Shoe cabinets are narrow cabinets that don’t take too much floor space. They can store several pairs of shoes, including boots and heels.
The IKEA Bissa is a prime example, available with two or three compartments. Because these cabinets are narrow, you can push them against a wall in small spaces, and the top of the cabinet doubles up as a small tabletop for a lamp.
Replace bedside tables with bedside shelves
Squeezing bedside tables into a small bedroom is never a good look. A better solution is bedside shelves, which float beside your bed and take up no floor space. If you don’t have any space beside your bed, you can add a shelf above your headboard.
Make use of every corner.
The corners of your bedroom are perfect for shelves, baskets, stands, and corner furniture, letting you increase storage and preserve floor space. Corner wardrobes are a big win if you can fit one because they are positioned out of the way.
Use dual-purpose furniture
Dual-purpose furniture is a life-saver in small bedrooms because it ensures you have the storage you need without eating into floor space. Look for wardrobes with drawers, beds with storage, and dressers with shelves.
Use the back of your door for storage.
The back of your bedroom door is ripe for clever storage solutions. Something as simple as an overdoor hanger for your dressing gown and onesies makes a big difference, freeing up storage in other areas of your bedroom.
You can also get back of door shoe racks, back of door storage pockets for shoes and bits and bats, and back of door shelves and baskets. Remember to measure the storage you buy so it won’t restrict the door from opening.