Considering turning your old office space into a guest bedroom? When dealing with small spaces, you might find yourself feeling a bit claustrophobic in a small bedroom. Here’s some tips on giving the illusion of a bigger bedroom without compromising on a queen size bed or some furniture.
1. Mirror mirror on the wall
The oldest trick in the book, if you’re feeling short on space try a floor to ceiling mirror! A large mirror will give the illusion of a larger room by adding depth and height. Pro tip: try placing the mirror by a window. The extra light will help add an even greater sense of space to your room.
2. Let some light in!
Speaking of windows… steer clear of dark-colored drapes. Opt for sheer or light-colored drapes in airy fabrics instead. If you’re feeling bold, you can even forget the drapes over all to help expand your room. Light is an important factor to consider in any room, especially a small one.
3. The Highs and Lows
Although a tall bed can be beautiful, in bedrooms where you lack space, it might be best to stick to a bed closer to the ground. That means no high headboards either! Lower beds create an illusion of higher ceiling. In fact, stray from tall furniture in general. Instead of a floor lamp, try a smaller lamp atop your bedside table. Multiple small lamps draw your eyes around the room, exaggerating your sense of space.
4. Focal points
Eye catching wall art can sometimes transform your room. Making a larger painting or photograph the focal point of your room, instead of cluttering with smaller pictures, adds dimension and space to your room.