Summary: Turning a small bedroom into a spacious one requires a bit of purging and a whole lot of organizational skills.
Cramped quarters can feel a bit claustrophobic, but a bit of strategic styling can make your tiny room feel more palatial. Fortunately, bedroom remodels are some of the most affordable home improvement projects. You do not need to install new windows or add any appliances. Rather, your focus is more on spatial awareness and organization.
These tips are designed to help guide you towards a more spacious and decorative bedroom without sacrificing thousands of dollars in the process.
Organize and Trim Down
Like with most remodeling projects, a good chunk of the actual process involves eliminating unwanted items that is cluttering up the room. If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to get rid of that old cabinet that’s holding old receipts and change or that old couch with the sofa foam protruding out of the seat, now is the time to do so. Or, you can purchase a single furniture piece that’s designed to hold multiple items, therefore clearing up a majority of the bedroom – in cases where you don’t want to throw away valuables.
Because your closet is likely in your bedroom, now is the time sort through each piece and determine whether it’s worth keeping. If you have unused clothing, shoes, and coats, consider donating them or giving them to friends or family.
Choose Warm Lighting
A well-designed room is often identified by the type of lighting being used. Cramped bedrooms that are dim can make the setting feel even more cramped. Moreover, dim lighting can strain the eye. If your bedroom is suffering from too much light, you can look into recessed pot lights – although they have a tendency to use a lot of electricity and can be a bit too much for a small bedroom. Ideally, you’ll want to find a good medium that won’t overload the senses and will match other furniture pieces from suppliers like The Foam Factory for example.
Don’t Overdo the Artwork
Your bedroom is a great place to display beautiful artwork that mean the most to you. Whether it’s a beloved painting or a gorgeous sculpture, you’ll want to make good use of your wall space. However, going overboard will take away everything that you’ve purged over the past few days. Try and limit the amount of paintings and works of art to a minimum to give off that simple, clean setting. This way, not only will you be able to maintain a pure setting, but it’ll visually give off a larger appearance.