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Tricks to make a small bedroom seem bigger


Most houses in the UK come with a small bedroom which can often seem closed in and uninviting to prospective buyers.  Fortunately, there are several tricks that will make a small bedroom appear more spacious and inviting. Think simple decor, clever storage and natural light…

Tricks to make a small bedroom seem bigger

White on white

One of the easiest ways to deal with a small room is to lighten the space with white everything. Even the smallest bedroom will seem generous with white walls, white linen, white ceiling and off-white carpet. Window shutters allow in plenty of light but, even when closed, a white finish helps make the room seem larger.

Tricks to make a small bedroom seem bigger


Add a mirror feature wall

A favourite design trick is adding mirrors to a compact space. It can visually double the size of any bedroom. When adding table lamps, make sure the power points are added before the mirrored wall is installed.

Tricks to make a small bedroom seem bigger


Mirror wardrobe doors

There is a reason why mirrors are a classic solution to increasing the illusion of space in a small room – they work! The floor-to-ceiling mirrored doors reflect the clean lines and simple colour palette of the room’s interior. The space feels large, open and welcoming.

Tricks to make a small bedroom seem bigger


Build a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe

It may seem counter-intuitive to build in a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe in a small bedroom but it works wonderfully well. By keeping the lines of the room clean and simple, space is maximised and the flow of the room creates an illusion of space. Nothing makes a room feel smaller than too much free-standing furniture.

Add extra storage

Want a clever storage solution for a small bedroom? Instead of squeezing a chest of drawers or a small wardrobe into the space, the corners of this room are perfectly utilised. A set of drawers on either side of the bed doubles as bedside tables. The cabinets floating above the drawers can hold clothing, linen or whatever. They enable the room to be completely free of clutter.



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Date Posted

October 7, 2019

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Katy Storer

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