In a small space, everything counts. To make a confining bedroom look bigger, all you need are a great bed and two nightstands. Here are five tips from propertyfinder.ae to maximise your square footage and make your bedroom feel like a spacious, calming hideaway.
Choose the right furniture
Do not crowd your space with too much furniture. Just stick to the key pieces – a bed and two nightstands. Make sure they are big and select, so that you do not have add tiny pieces everywhere and clutter the room. One way to do this would be to add a large headboard to the bed. This will make the bed a statement piece and the focal point of the room without taking up valuable floor space.
Have space-saving storage options
Use space under the bed. Use under-bed boxes, flat packs or baskets to store things that you use or wear less often. Your bedroom will also benefit from pieces that do double duty. The ottoman, for example, in addition to serving as a footrest can also act as a built-in storage option for blankets, linen, magazines and books.
Choose colours wisely
Painting the walls can transform your bedroom instantly but the choice of colour is very important. Dark colours in a small room will make your bedroom feel like a cave. If you like dark shades, use them in accessories such as pillow covers, rugs and throws. Light coloured walls will open up the space, so use pale blues, subtle greens, yellows, off whites, beige or cream hues.
Let light in
Sunlight will do wonders for your room and mood. Allowing natural light will open up the interior and make it look bigger. You could also try adding a large floor-length mirror or a wall-hanging mirror to expand the area and reflect light. Also bring in artificial light for the evening. Save space by using wall mounted lighting instead of floor and table lamps to illuminate the room.
Hang your curtains high
Mounting your window treatments higher and wider than your window frame will make your ceiling feel taller, the room feel brighter and your windows look larger than they really are.