The daybed can be made more attractive with pillows and throws, and you can store your Australian wool doona and wool underlay beneath the bed when it’s not in use. For more information, contact Halcyon Dreams Pty. Ltd.
Small bedrooms can often feel cramped and busy rather than calm and relaxing, especially if
there’s not enough storage, a lack of natural light and too many dark colours.
However, even if you can’t increase the size of the room, it’s relatively easy to restore some
calm and equilibrium to your bedroom with just a few simple changes.
So, if your bedroom is starting to feel more like a cramped cave than a cosy refuge, here are 5
ways to make your small bedroom look bigger;
1.Create a natural and light feel
The darker the paintwork, walls and floors, the smaller the space will feel, so it makes sense to
use as light a colour scheme as possible. Paint walls and paintwork in light colours, keep the
curtains sheer or the same colour as the walls, and add pale coloured carpet or pale wooden
Another good trick to fool the eye into thinking that a room is larger is to paint the ceiling the
same colour as the walls.
You can create interest and contrast in the room with a coloured Australian wool doona and
some matching or contrasting cushions and throws.
Alternatively, if you prefer your wool underlay and doona to be in a natural colourway, use
different textures for extra impact.
2.Use a daybed
Consider using a day bed rather than a traditional bed to not only give more floor space during
the day, but to create the illusion that the room is more of a sitting room than a bedroom.
This is a great option for a guest room, especially if you choose a daybed with built-in storage
incorporated into the bedframe.
The daybed can be made more attractive with pillows and throws, and you can store your
Australian wooldoona and wool underlaybeneath the bed when it’s not in use.
3.Install mirrored wardrobes
If you have room for either a built-in or a free-standing wardrobe, consider choosing wardrobes
with mirrored doors which will automatically make the room feel much bigger.
This illusion works best with wall-to-wall and floor to ceiling mirrors, although any mirror will
have a beneficial effect.
If it’s not possible to add mirrored doors to your wardrobe, add a wall mirror somewhere in the
room to reflect the light coming in through the window.
4.Add built-in shelving
Add some vital extra storage space with built-in shelving. By raising your storage off the floor
you’ll not only gain some much-needed floor space but, depending on the height of your shelves,
you can use them as bedside tables, or even as a minimal dressing table.
One way to make the room seem bigger when you install shelving is to paint the back wall a
contrasting colour to the shelves to create the illusion of depth.
5.Install pendant or wall lights
While bedside lights are great for providing extra light to read by or to create a soft and calming
atmosphere, the same effect can be created by using wall lights or by hanging pendant lights at
either side of your bed. Just remember to put the light switches at a convenient point so you
don’t have to get out of bed to turn them off.