It is always a challenge to make space for all your belongings, especially if you have limited space. It may seem frustrating, but with the right tricks and techniques, you can alter a jam-packed room into a more inviting place to rest and stay.
The mirror trick
The space illusion that the reflection of a mirror creates works every time. You can see this in malls and hotels; why not bring that idea to your bedroom to create expansion. It will visually double the space. You can put a mirror on walls or ceilings. This trick never goes out of style.
Maximise space for storage
Learn to reinvent and experiment with ideas on how you can make the most of every inch of your bedroom. You can purchase all-in-one built-in wardrobes that are already composed of drawers for personal items, hooks for belts and scarves, shelves for books, and boxes for sentimental stuff. Moreover, you can also convert your headboard and space under the bed into pull-out drawers that can store more things.
The right lighting
It is best to opt for lighter tones to enhance the feeling of space in the room. Dark tones like blue and green may give your nook a cosy atmosphere. However, they absorb luminance instead of reflecting it, thus making the room look tinier. Neutral tones and whites are classic and proven colour palettes that create a serene mood for your bedroom. Also, monochromatic paint is an excellent way to make a space look larger. Coordination and cohesion of all the elements inside a room are always essential. There’s no need to complicate it.
Consider following the cantaloupe rule
Others believe that it is practical to avoid bedroom elements that are smaller than a cantaloupe, because having too many will clutter the room instead of creating space inside it. It is best to purchase great but multi-purpose accents like desk tables and chairs with storage underneath or those that can be folded. Also, avoid excessive furniture. If you are the only person in the room, a bedside table, a bed, and your wardrobe should be enough.
Heavily coloured decorations like curtains with big floral pieces are a big ‘no-no’ if you want to make your room look airy. Stripes are recommended to elongate the place, horizontal strokes for the flooring for an optimal effect, while vertical lines for walls lengthen the look of the room’s height. For furniture, transparent items are recommended instead of wood and metal. It tricks the eye and gives your room a much lighter feel.
It all boils down to one thing – do not over-decorate every space in your nook. Let it breathe. The first rule of beautifying a small space to make it feel bigger is to keep it as simple as possible. Innovate and create, be resourceful with the things you have so you can make the most of your bedroom space, and make it look massive.