What do you do with a small bedroom? In my home, I’ve got three decent-sized bedrooms and one extraordinarily small bedroom. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it, so it’s currently being used as storage. However, I plan on expanding my family soon, so we will definitely need to convert this little room into a bedroom of sorts. When it comes to bedroom remodeling, it really pays to work with what you have, since the average addition can wind up costing $30,000 to $50,000 and provides little to no return on your investment.
Here are some inspiring ideas if you’re in the same boat and looking to create more space with what you have…
This small bedroom makes use of natural materials like brick and wood to create a cave-like dwelling. This might be appealing if you primarily use your room as a sleeping or reading nook where you can shut out the world.
This small, narrow bedroom appears much bigger due to the symmetrical way space is blocked off. The alternating neutral gray and white keeps the room clean and bright. The wall sconces avoid the need for floor lamps or lamps on bedside tables. Built-in storage prevents clutter from building up.
This room uses natural lighting and large windows to create a bigger sense of space. The en-suite bath is open-concept, so there are no walls or doors enclosing the space. Coloring the longer walls white and the far wall a light beige is a good way to trick the eye into presuming the room is bigger than it actually is.
This small bedroom uses a bold wallpapered accent wall to make the room look bigger. Built-in shelving saves space and does away with the need for bulky storage. Natural wood on the floor, headboard and nightstand creates harmony.
If your room is multipurpose, you may want to look into furniture like this bunk bed/storage / nightstand set.
Again, you see a wallpapered accent wall in this long, narrow bedroom. The framed photos (with unified frames that match the headboard) draw the eye, as do the hanging lights, so you’re not focusing on the size of the space.
Sure, wood panel walls went out of style in the 70s… but this layout is so neat, we had to post it! As long as you’re not a sleepwalker, a cool bed island like this could really open up the dance floor and still allow for plenty of space.
This bold room could be considered a “fashion accident” if grime-core wasn’t so in style right now. The bright colors and varying textures gives the eye a lot to take in. This room makes nice use of shelving to show off personal style.
A chandelier is a fantastic way to brighten up a small room and make it appear more elegant, rather than cramped. Vertical lined wallpaper makes the ceiling look higher, which opens up the room. Built-in shelving is another nice touch.
Don’t you just want to sit at that desk and look outside? Not every room has the benefit of a sliding glass door that takes you to a patio or balcony, but if you can swing it — what a great way to expand your living space and invite natural light! The day bed is modest, but all that some people want or need.