Living in a small space can be tricky. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when nothing has its own place. A bedroom should be practical and it’s hard when you do not know where things are. Any small bedroom can be maximized by choosing the colors wisely and focusing on the function of the space and to prevent disorder at all costs.
- Pick a color that makes the most of the space. If you intend to paint the whole room, opt for a strong tone. If you are determined to use a dark color, choose a wall to paint and leave the rest of the room with a neutral color.
- Apply two coats to achieve a uniform color.
- Use a palette of colors to choose which can be combined with the rest of the room. Try Color Smart at Behr.com to make a wise decision. Opt for quilts, art and accessories to complement the room.
- In a small room everything must serve a purpose. Whenever possible, have things that serve two purposes. Choose a bed that is also used for seating. For a very small room, opt for a futon that can function as a sofa during the day or even a murphy bed those folds into the wall.
- Place a yoga mat under a carpet so you just have to lift pull it out to do your exercises.
- Choose light fixtures that are versatile. Place floor lamps that have shelves built-in to avoid having to place them on a wall.
- Keep flat surfaces ordered. Once you’ve lost the battle with the nightstand, it will continue to the desk. Don’t let papers and trash accumulate on the dressers to keep your room looking tidy and to make it look bigger.
- Everything should have its place. If you need a specific item, you should have a designated storage location. If you do not need an item, throw it away or donate it to avoid clutter in your room.
- Take it or leave it. You must get rid of anything you have not used for over a year.