7 Ideas to Steal from Well-designed Tiny Bedrooms
Take inspiration from the clever layouts and genius design tricks on show in these mini spaces
At first glance, you might assume the bed would go along the flat wall in this tiny room, but the team at Whitstable Island Interiors had other ideas.
They tucked the bed beneath the sloping roof and built some nifty storage around it. Each section has been measured out to accommodate essential items, and the partition between the bed and ‘wardrobe’ is the perfect spot for a wall light.
By creating one multi-functioning area, the designers have freed up space in the rest of the room for other items.
Squeeze small-scale pieces into your mini space in order to leave enough room for the bed. This scheme, created by Kimberlee Marie Interiors, features tiny shelves with drawers for bedtime essentials.
Above are hanging wall lights with slimline fittings and simple bulbs. These provide illumination without taking up space on the limited bedside surfaces.
If you don’t have space next to your bed for tables, utilise the side walls instead. Here, the bed fills the area along the back wall, leaving little room for anything else.
The designers at Wickenden Hutley have fitted an overhanging wall light and a narrow shelf with curved corners to avoid painful bumps. The shallow surface is just big enough to hold a glass of water and a book for bedtime reading.
When your room is too small to feel airy and spacious, embrace its tiny proportions to create a snug sanctuary. In this mini room, the team at Zephyr Interiors has chosen a colour scheme of cosy, earthy tones to provide an intimate feel.
The mirrored back wall adds light and visual space, but its foxed surface continues the snuggly, textured look.
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Plain surfaces are often used to create an uncluttered feel, but it’s the pattern in this room that makes it look harmonious. Joy Flanagan Design used matching wallpaper and blind fabric to bring a repetitive element into the space and draw attention away from the asymmetrical architecture.
The offset window and sloping walls are disguised by the cohesive pattern that covers the room, making the space appear less ‘cluttered’.
Another way to create an uncluttered, spacious feel in your bedroom is through symmetry.
In this room, for example, Burbeck Interiors has mirrored both sides of the bed with lamps, tables, wall lights an even artwork. This balance gives the space a calm look and visually widens its dimensions.
If you can do without a surface on either side of the bed, it could be worth using one larger bedside table instead. It will give you a more substantial surface and the opportunity to have larger drawers. It can also look great, too, as this space shows.
A full-size unit in the sleep area beneath the eaves provides a practical place for essentials, and also adds a quirky design element to the room. The offset furniture layout is accentuated by the monochrome scheme, as the black shapes are silhouetted against the white backdrop.
Do you have a small bedroom? Would any of these ideas work in your space? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.