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Very small bedroom ideas

The best way to make a room feel larger is to buy smaller scale furniture.

Notice in the photo below that the black sofa is really a loveseat.

The scale and proportions of the sofa and the dainty armchairs create more circulation area.

Large sofas, armchairs and tables will make a small room feel crowded, whereas properly scaled furniture wont.

,Also, leggy furniture works much better in a small space than furniture that sits on the ground.

Notice that every piece of furniture in the room below sits on high legs.

Also, lucite and acrylic furnishings (like the coffee table below) are perfect for smaller spaces because they dont take up any visual space.

,,,If you have to have guests over, having an adequate amount of seating is important.

You can squeeze in tons of seating without taking up visual space by using stools, like the photos above and below.

,,nOther pieces of furniture that are perfect for visually creating a larger space without sacrificing utility are daybeds, such as this one by Mies van der Rohe in the photo below.

Because daybeds lack a back, your eye doesnt hit anything until the wall behind it.

,,nAnother way to visually increase the height of a space is to install curtains several inches higher than the top of the window.

Its a bit hard to see in the photo below, but notice how much higher the curtain rods are than where the window begins in this photo below.

,,,In this apartment, the windows actually are tiny squares.

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very odd looking, and hard to design around.

The designer, Nate Berkus, fools the eye by installing curtains as if they were actually full height windows.

,,nI dont think that small rooms should always have light colored walls.

Dark colors actually recess, so visually the walls are pushed back.

Dark paint colors are actually great in small spaces, especially for spaces where you need to put furniture right against the walls (versus floating them in the center of the room).

See:my answer to What are the best paint colors for small spaces and why?,n,n

Small bedroom decorating ideas on a budget

Paint a bright color on a small stool or table.

Hang a piece of bamboo off the wall with spacers so you can hang things on it.

How about shells in a natural net from the beach? Hide a clip-on garage light behind a plant, facing the wall.

Go out one day and look at nature.

I found a beautiful slice of a tree trunk by the side of the road.

It was hard to get in the car, but itu2019s a side table in my home today.

,Look at things.

Donu2019t look at decorating.

What interests you? Bring it in and hang it.

Use complimentary colors.

If you donu2019t know what they are u2026.

Look them up.

You can never go wrong if you set a yellow chair against a plum wall.

,Be notoriously brave!

Single bedroom ideas

If the rooms share a common wall, you can cut a big opening on that wall and leave one foot of wall on each side.

By leaving the sides intact makes it easier to rebuild the wall at a later date.

Check that the wall is a partition and not a bearing wall.