How can I decorate my small bedroom on a budget?
You have a small bedroom… AND a small budget! How do you decorate to save money and space? There are lots of ways to decorate a tiny room without spending much. We’ll go over space saving ideas, paint colors and a few clever tips for your small bedroom makeover 🙂
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Here are some simple bedroom decorating ideas:
Instead of using traditional lamps, try wall sconces to save space. You can get wall lighting like the ones pictured so that you can adjust where the light is!
Hang your lights
Another idea is to hang your lights from the ceiling- the trick is to keep them close to the wall to save valuable space in your small bedroom.
Try bold wallpaper
A pop of bold wallpaper in a small room can make it seem much larger- just make sure not to go too crazy. An accent wall or small area is perfect. Here are some affordable peel and stick wallpapers you can buy online!
Section it off
Even with a small space, you can dedicate certain areas to specific activities. Add a working area with a desk and make it obvious with a rug or divider!
Don’t use a headboard
A headboard can take up a lot of space visually. Skip the head board to make the wall appear larger than it is!
Place artwork higher up on the wall to draw the eye up instead of lower where there is more stuff. This can make your tiny bedroom look bigger.
Lucite is an acrylic plastic resin that’s clear. This can really help with small spaces because they’re hard to see! You won’t have wooden desk legs taking up visual space.
Make sure to use furniture that has extra storage built in. Bed frames from Ikea are super affordable and offer lots of extra storage. You can also use slim bathroom vanities in a clever way 🙂
Layer bedding and pillows
Layering your bed adds a real wow factor and becomes the focal point of the room. Here’s how to layer your bed like a stylist.
Add an area rug
Adding an area rug can pull your whole room together- if it’s styled right. Here’s how to style an area rug without overwhelming your room.
Built in closet organizers
Take your closet doors off and add a built in closet organizer. Taking the doors off your closet adds a whole new space and depth to your room!
Use a daybed
Is your bed bulky? Is it just you sleeping there anyway? Why not try a daybed! They are compact, easily styled and perfect for sitting on during the day. Here’s how to choose and style a daybed.
Or a loft bed
Loft beds are not just for kids (although there are a ton of fun options for kids loft beds). There are some seriously cool adult loft beds you can get now that will save you space and add lots of storage 🙂
Hang the curtains higher
Hanging curtains directly above the window can make the room seem crowded- hand curtains high about the window frame and make sure they gently touch the floor to add space.
Get rid of clutter
We’ve all seen it- how great a room suddenly looks when everything is put away. If you have a bunch of things strewn around, they’re going to make your room look messy and chaotic. This is especially apparent in a small room- ditch your clutter!
Instead of taking up prime floor space with shelves, invest in some floating shelves to add a stylish design element and draw the eye up higher away from the ground.
The old matching nightstands need to go- style your room with a super funky and unique nightstand on one side of the bed and free up some space on the other.
Make it cozy
At the end of the day, if you have a super tiny bedroom, it might be best to embrace the smallness and just make it super cozy.
How can I decorate my room for cheap?
There are some really simple ways to decorate a room cheaply:
Rearrange the furniture you already have
Add some greenery
Paint an accent wall
Let lots of natural light in
Get a large area rug
Search thrift stores or Craigslist for deals
How do I layout my bedroom?
Check out the video below for how to layout a small bedroom:
Which is the best color for bedroom?
It really is a matter of science when choosing bedroom colors- you want something relaxing that will help you fall asleep. These are the trending bedroom colors this year (they’re gorgeous.)
Add a bright accent wall with paint or wallpaper.
Find some trendy artwork for your walls.
Add greenery with fake or real plants.
Use fairy lights over a small display.
Avoid excessive furniture.
Keep things low to the ground.
Use clear furniture.
Stick to a color palette.
Get rid of clutter.
Light and bright colors are great for small rooms. For your bedroom, stick to relaxing and light tones.
Light and bright colors are reflective and can make your room appear bigger. Go for soft toned blues, greens and off whites. source