If you have a small bedroom or box room that isn’t reaching its full potential, then there are a couple of ways that you can improve this. With a little imagination and these top tips, you’ll have these rooms looking better than ever.
All too often, these rooms can become dumping grounds for items that don’t have a place elsewhere in the home. Books, ornaments and even furniture can be placed in these rooms to free up space, but the result is a small room that’s overflowing with items.
If this is the case, then it’s time to cast an editing eye over the room and figure out what needs to go. This may mean that you throw out some things that don’t really have a place in your home anymore, don’t hoard things that aren’t helping your room. You can donate these to a charity shop or even upcycle them into something new.
Plan the Space
After you’ve gotten rid of the items that you know don’t work within the space, it’s time to plan out what you want to keep. Properly planning the space will allow you to create a much more cohesive design. This allows you to get more from the space, as you have a proper plan ready.
Space saving items like a corner sofa bed can allow you to give the room a dual purpose, as a guest room and a study. If you have a smaller house and want to give yourself more flexibility on how you use the rooms then this is a great idea. Splash out on furniture that looks luxurious, with less of it you can afford to spend more on the individual items.
You can also use untraditional methods to give you more space in a small room, like funky shelves or DIY projects. Using spaces like the back of the door, for example, can help you to declutter.
Use Neutral Colours and Prints
In a smaller room, it pays to be selective when it comes to colours and prints. This doesn’t mean that your room has to be boring, but too much will make the room feel smaller. Accessorise the room with small pops of colour, rather than going all out with a lot of patterns and colours. Cast an editing eye over the colours that you pick and don’t be afraid to strip them back.
Textiles and prints can be used to refresh your room too, so you don’t need to commit fully to a redecoration. Switching these up from time to time breathes new life into the room too. Cushions and curtains don’t have to be expensive and they can make the room feel much fresher. Customise these to the time of year if you want to decorate for Christmas or spring.
A small room doesn’t have to be a burden, as there are plenty of options out there to make it work for you. Try them out to make your room brighter and more spacious.