I am a firm believer that small bedroom design does not have to be boring and lacking in style. After living in downtown condos and townhouse for so many years with our family, I think I have become a bit of an expert at small bedroom decorating ideas that make the space look stylish and "finished" while still making it feel as open and spacious as possible. For our daughters bedroom I wanted to do something a little bit more classic and girly than I usually do, to give her a space to grow in. I didn't want to do your typical teenage girl bedroom filled with bright colors and sparkles, but instead something elegant that she can carry through into her college and young adult years.
I have so much experience with small bedroom design because we have been flipping vacation condominiums in South Carolina for years. Unfortunately many of these homes have quite a small layout so we have to get creative with bedroom interior design in order to, not only have it look fantastic, but also to fit a large number of people into the condo for family vacations. Over the years I have learned some tips and tricks that I think really help you to maximize the space that you have. First and foremost, make sure you use simple and clean small room ideas that have very little clutter. Only keep the necessary items in the room because that will make the space seem large.
I find that most of my clients are discouraged when they try to attempt small bedroom design because they cannot fit all of the elements that they are used to (a king bed, large dresser, etc.). I actually have a ton of fun trying to think of creative bedroom ideas for small rooms because I find the challenging spaces so much more rewarding than those large easy designs. In this small guest suite, the homeowner wanted to keep everything crisp and clean yet relaxing and cozy. I decided to treat the space just like any small master bedroom ideas I use in other houses in order to make a luxurious area for their guests. A basic neutral monochromatic color palette seemed like the natural choice to both cut down on clutter as well as to give that modern vibe that the homeowner requested.
I have always found myself intimidated by a particular small bedroom design in my house because I just did not know what to do with the limited space in there. I usually like contemporary bedroom design especially in smaller rooms because I think that the minimalistic look that most modern spaces feature work very well when you want to give the illusion of more space. However, in this particular guest room I really wanted to experiment with a more traditional look because of the lovely built in bookcases that were already there. These are photos of the finished look that I came up with and I am pretty happy with it. I did search for traditional bedroom designs for small rooms to get some inspiration, but most of this I actually came up with on my own.
I am a firm believe that small bedroom design does not have to be boring. I know that in order to keep these limited floor plans looking larger and more open, it is best to keep bedroom decoration simple and minimal, but that does not mean that you cannot have fun with color and style. This particular homeowner really wanted a deep brown color scheme, but I knew that if we covered the room in that deep of a shade that it would feel very cramped and cave-like. In order to offset the richness of a dark brown hue, we made the base of the design a nice warm beige then brought pops of their favorite shade in through furniture and textiles.
I really need some help with this small bedroom design because, despite my best efforts, I feel that it is severely lacking in any personality or style. I tried very hard to achieve that chic simple bedroom design that you see in all of the magazines -- you know the one that makes even the smallest spaces seem amazingly elegant, open and airy. Not so much in my room. While I do like each of the pieces of furniture individually, and I think that they work well with the scale of the room, there is no real "wow" factor to the design. I think what the room needs is some color, but I have always been told to stay away from vibrant hues in a smaller spaces. If anybody has any tiny bedroom ideas that could liven up our space, I am certainly all ears!