Designer Tricks for Living Large in a Small Bedroom

Is your small bedroom cramping your style? We have 15 can't-fail insider tricks from top designers and architects to make your small bedroom feel larger — no contractor required.

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Think Horizontal

Minimizing color distraction on the walls, floors and furnishings is one of the ways that Linda McDougald, lead designer at the South Carolina-based firm Postcard from Paris, made this tiny bedroom feel bigger. The other major visual trick she employed was to add horizontal wood planking to the walls. "The room already had a lot of height," McDougald says, "so to balance it out we added planking, which fools your eye into thinking the space is wider than it is."

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