20 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.

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Floating Shelves

No room for nightstands? These floating shelves save tons of space. Plus, keeping the shelves white allows them to blend into the wall for a seamless look.

Above-the-Head Nightstand

Shelving above the bed is also a great way to create extra storage. Just remember to double check weight limits on shelving anchors or have a professional install the shelving so you can rest easy knowing they won't fall down.

Paint the Floor

It's best to keep the walls and ceiling bright and light in a small space. This helps give the illusion that the room is larger. If you do want a pop of color, try painting the floorboards.

Make a Nook

You don't have to push your bed right up against the wall—especially if built-ins or door openings are in your way. This serene bedroom looks great with the bed just a couple of inches in front of a bay window.

Keep It Neutral

Bold, vibrant linens can make a small space look tiny. Keep curtains and bedding light and airy and, for a pop of color, add a colorful throw.

Go Low

If you have low ceilings, ditch the bed risers and opt for low furniture. This will give the illusion that the room is taller.

Or High

If you have the ceiling height, a lofted bed can create tons of storage and even a desk area. This is a great way to divide a room shared by kids, as it helps create dedicated spaces for sleeping, playing and doing homework.

Don't Fear Patterns

There's a common misconception that patterned wallpaper is bad for a small space. While some larger patterns or loud colors might be overwhelming, if you stick to a neutral hue, such as this soft gray, you can have tons of fun with wallpaper.

Add Some Glam

Metallics are a great way to add personality without overpowering color. These brassy gold dots draw the eye up toward a modern chandelier, emphasizing the highest point in the room.

All the Natural Light

This tiny house loft bedroom would have claustrophobic vibes if it didn't have panoramic windows. These walls of windows open up the room and let in tons of additional light.

Large Mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to give the illusion of more space. A giant floor-to-ceiling mirror makes this tiny master bedroom feel spacious and grand.

Vertical Stripes

The same rule in fashion applies to interior design: Vertical stripes make things look longer. This tiny bedroom looks much taller with the help of vertical wall paneling and vertical stripes in the bedding.

Daybed Hack

If you need your guest bedroom to serve double duty as an office or other space, create a nook on one side of the room with a twin bed and a corner-style headboard. This creates a daybed look without buying a daybed frame.

Murphy Beds

A Murphy bed is a godsend for multipurpose rooms, especially if you need additional floor space for working or working out.

Add a Partition

Studio apartments seem to be getting smaller and smaller to the point that creating a dedicated bedroom area can be hard. Sheer curtains help create a partition without taking up space or feeling too bulky.

Multipurpose Spaces

This bedroom loft creates a tiny desk area with a floating shelf behind the bed that doubles as a nightstand.

Creative Reading Lights

No space for nightstands means no space for lighting. Enter pendant lights. These lights can be hung from shelving for an industrial-chic look.

Add Art Where You Can

This tiny bedroom doesn't have a lot of wall space to display art, so the homeowner got creative with the sliding door to the bathroom. The decorative, copper pattern adds some glam to the white, minimal space.

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Serene Palette

Slanted ceilings can create the feeling of being squished, while bold, warm colors can make a room seem even smaller. The cool, soft gray hue used in this room allows the ceiling and walls to blend together seamlessly, creating the illusion of a larger space.

Suspended Nightstand

If you're short on floor space, hang your furniture from the ceiling! This suspended wooden seat creates a nightstand that doubles as art.

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