9 Tiny Yet Beautiful Bedrooms

Arranging and decorating a small bedroom can be a challenge, but by using a peaceful palette, great lighting and simple-yet-smart storage solutions, you can meet the challenge with style and ease.

Create Depth With Mirrors

Using mirrors will add depth and dimension to a small bedroom because of their unique ability to act like additional windows. Hanging several smaller mirrors in a group can add lots of visual interest, while using one large mirror will instantly create the illusion of more square footage. Photo courtesy of Layla Palmer.

Under Bed Storage

Small bedrooms are often short on storage, so take advantage of every inch of wasted space. Antique dough bowls, large baskets, plastic bins or rolling drawers create easy-to-use extra storage under your bed. Helpful Hint: Save even more space by filling your containers with items sealed in vacuum space bags. Photo courtesy by Janice Donlan.

Bury Your Bureau

If you need more storage space for your clothing, but don't have room for a piece of free-standing furniture, consider installing a built-in dresser. Not handy enough to tackle the task? No problem! Carpenters typically charge between $25-$35 an hour and hiring a professional will ensure the job gets done right and that you have heaps of hidden storage, too. Photo courtesy of Camila Pavone.

Light It Up

Smart lighting choices have a big effect on how a small bedroom feels. Soft light coming from several different directions will blur the edges of your room and, in turn, make it feel larger. Helpful Hint: Soften up your overhead light. Use a frosted shade and a lower wattage bulb to create a more calming ambience. Photo courtesy by Erin Southwell.

Use a Peaceful Palette

Create the illusion of more space by limiting the color palette. If you use similar hues on walls, furnishings and bedding, the bedroom appears larger. The lines between all the different elements will be blurred, and your eye will move effortlessly around the room. To add interest, inject a few pops of a contrasting color. Photo courtesy of Layla Palmer.

Double Duty Desk

Using a small desk next to your bed will create a dual-purpose opportunity. Not only does it act as an oversized nightstand, but pair it with a small chair to serves as a work surface, too. Helpful Hint: Look for small-scale, previously-loved desks at flea markets to add instant charm to your presently-loved bedroom. Photo courtesy by AnNicole Faeth.

Take Advantage of the Vertical

Making the most of the vertical space in a small bedroom is an excellent way to keep things neat and organized. Floating shelves will hold a multitude of books and magazines. Small buckets and baskets, hanging on mountable rods, will provide extra space for little, miscellaneous items. Photo courtesy of Camila Pavone.

Bring in Baskets

Baskets are extremely versatile and attractive decorating tools that can add tons of much needed storage space in a small bedroom. Another plus is that baskets will complement virtually any design style, so have fun choosing ones that are just right for you. Helpful Hint: Keep reading materials out-of-sight, but not out-of-mind, by stashing a couple of baskets within arm's reach of your bed. Photo courtesy of Rie Sterling.

Whopping Window Treatments

Create the illusion of a taller room by hanging curtains higher. Install rods close to the ceiling and hang long curtains that stretch all the way down to the floor. Helpful Hint: Make the windows look larger by hanging a rod that is much wider than the window. Then, arrange curtains so they cover just a small bit of the window frame and a large portion of the wall on either side. Photo courtesy of Layla Palmer.

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