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30 Tiny Yet Beautiful Bedrooms

Just because your bedroom is small doesn't mean it can't be stylish. Take a look at our designer tips for choosing colors and patterns and how to incorporate smart storage.

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Photo: Julie Soefer. From: Nest Design Group.

Use Every Inch

How cute is this little bed nook with a vaulted ceiling? Adorable, yes, but spacious, not so much. The queen-size bed takes up all the space, leaving no room for nightstands. To fix this, the designers at Nest Design Group installed slim shelves and reading lights on the walls flanking the bed. By framing the bed with these symmetrical shelves, the nook appears more intentional and cozy.

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Photo: Lauren Logan Photography. From: Maureen Stevens.

Don’t Be Afraid of Bold Color

The 2010s were all about safe neutrals, but the trends are changing to bold, beautiful color. There’s a design myth that small spaces can’t hold color — or that dark colors will make a room appear smaller. Maybe that’s true if you painted all your walls black, but you can definitely have fun with deep, rich color in small spaces without feeling claustrophobic. Emerald green is one of the 'it' colors for the new decade and the maximalism movement. Try it in a playful wallpaper or velvet throw.

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Photo: Life Created . From: Kirsten Holmstedt.

Opt for Industrial Style

Upholstered or sleigh bed-style headboards and footboards are great but they can take up a lot of room. For a more streamlined look that also takes up less floor space, try an industrial-style metal bed frame. New models are easy to find online or search local flea markets, thrift shops and antique stores for a vintage version that's easier on your wallet.

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Photo: Regan Wood. From: Allison Lind.

Choose Super-Slim Furniture

This apartment bedroom is super small, yet it still has room for a standard-width dresser with lots of drawers. How did they manage that sorcery? While the dresser is wide, it’s extra slim like a media console so it hugs the wall under the window perfectly. In fact, you could use a media console from a big-box store if you can’t find a slim dresser. Also, we love that the nightstand is cleverly hung like a swing against the wall. Genius.

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