60 Unbelievably inspiring small bedroom design ideas

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If you are searching for inspiring design ideas on how to create the perfect small bedroom design layout, we have collected some incredible ideas to share with you. We have published several other inspiring bedroom design ideas, such as minimalist bedroom design ideas and barn style bedroom design ideas as well as a roundup of our most popular bedrooms from 2012, now it is time to give you some functional design solutions for small apartments and homes or even a guest bedroom or attic space that has minimal space but needs some large ideas! Today, we have collected for you 60 images of bedroom interiors that offer brilliant floor plans with clever storage solutions.

If your space currently lacks natural light, smart storage and even the right color palette, it will feel cramped and uncomfortable. With the right techniques, even in the smallest of bedrooms can be more functional and even appear larger. We have some great tips to turn a bedroom, attic, storage space or office area into a cozy bedroom for guests, family or for a personal refuge. Remember that darker colors recede and will make a small space feel enclosed and less spacious. Try using lighter hues and consider painting the ceiling the same shade as the wall to erase shadow lines that visually define a space. If you paint your ceiling white against a dark wall, the space will feel smaller and your eye can gain a sense immediately of the size of the room.  If the walls and ceilings have the same tone, you will trick your eye into not being able to see where the room’s parameters start and end, therefore making the room appear more spacious.

Scroll down for some awesome inspiration and great tips! Be sure to leave a comment on what was your most favorite.

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Photo Source Above: Lighting House

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Install wall sconces. Don’t take up precious bedside table space with bulky lamps and oversize shades; install wall sconces or even pendant lighting instead. Installing wall sconces on the wall can create a unique look and create a focal point while providing task lighting on each side of the bed. Just remember to measure carefully and hang them low enough so you don’t have to get out of bed to turn them off.

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This daybed is a clever space saver solution and makes the room look more like a sitting area instead of a bedroom but doesn’t take away from its cozy vibe.

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Let in natural light. While you should avoid blocking natural light in a small room, sometimes the only place that makes sense for a bed is right in front of the window. If that’s the case, try a see-through headboard (like the one on this metal frame) to make the most of your sunlight.

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Add built-in shelving. Shallow built-in shelving can help you gain storage and maintain floor space. Stick to shelving that’s no more than 12 inches deep. The units here act as bedside tables, eliminating the need for extra furniture. Recessing the bed in the middle of the shelving prevents it from encroaching on much-needed floor space.

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A small room benefits from the same elements as a larger one. The round mirror above the mansard headboard is a fun contrast, while all the textures (headboard, bedding, flooring, curtains) give the room depth and sophistication.

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Fun, layered, bohemian and girly — this fantastic small bedroom has a lot going on with the pink wallpaper layered with other patterns and textures. Don’t be afraid to hang art on a wallpapered wall; just be thoughtful about the type and size. Here the gold frame blends nicely with the pink wallpaper.

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The wallpaper feature wall. If you’re looking for a bit more oomph for your small bedroom, a single wall of patterned wallpaper behind your bed might just do the trick. Go minimal on the linens and glam it up a bit with a Murano-style chandelier, or something even more bold and colorful.

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If you go with built-ins in your small bedroom, try taking them all the way to the ceiling to make the ceiling look higher. And paint the back wall a contrasting color to create layering and depth.

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Use a daybed. A daybed can help create the illusion that the room is more of a small sitting area, instead of a small bedroom that’s been taken over by a bed. Daybeds often have storage built in underneath too — another bonus for a small room.

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A nightstand with drawers can hide just about anything. Besides the usual bedside items, you can stash spare linens (two drawer), photo albums, books or even socks and other small items.

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Adding built-in storage saves space and is highly functional and aesthetically pleasing, making your space feel more clean and organized.

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Put up wall shelves. A nightstand can take up a lot of floor space in a small bedroom, and using just one with a double- or queen-size bed means that someone won’t have a spot for an alarm clock, phone or beverage. A wall shelf on one side of the bed — or on both — can give a small bedroom a more open feeling and extra floor space, while giving you all the room you need for nighttime essentials.

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In a small bedroom, no matter what the style is, from traditional to contemporary, a corner window is an effective way to make a smaller room seem much larger than it actually is.

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Go for mirrored closet doors. Using a mirror to double your room’s visual square footage is a trick that’s been used for centuries. In small bedrooms this often means replacing your closet doors with mirrored ones. The effect tends to work best when you can take the mirrors from floor to ceiling and wall to wall.

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Photo Sources: 1-20. Alvhem Makelri & Interior, 21. Beckers, 22. Bjurfors, 23. Laura Stein Interiors, 24. LUX Design Inc, 25. Sullivan Building & Design Group, 26. Stadshem, 27. MOHV, 28. Jenkins Baer Associates, 29. Stadshem, 30. ESNY, 31. Bolaget, 32. Bruce Bierman Design, 33. Branca, Inc, 34. Jessica Bennett Interiors, 35. Knickerbocker Group, 36. Malcolm Davis Architecture, 37. MLK studio, 38. building Lab, inc, 39. Alvhem Makelri, 40. Jessica Bennett Interiors, 41. Valerie Pasquiou Interiors + Design, 42-43. Pinterest, 44. Robert A.M. Stern Architects, 45. Sealy Design Inc, 46. Woodmeister Master Builders, 47. Zunetop, 48. Hamilton Snowber Architects, 49. Phil Kean Design Group, 50. NOA Architecture Planning Interiors, 51. The Couture Rooms, 52. Sullivan Building & Design Group, 53. Ryan Group Architects, 54-57. Alvhem Makelri & Interior, 58. Stadshem, 59-60. Alvhem Makelri & Interior

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Bev Montain
2 years ago

Thank you for these many ideas. I love the wallpaper and the alcoves. I also liked a hint of color in some of the white rooms. Blue & white checks, a little red in the bedspread. There were some small rooms with just a single bed. I enjoyed the article.

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