BIG IDEAS FOR SMALL BEDROOMS Most people dream about having a big bedroom complete with a queen or king sized bed, with nightstands on each side and beautiful matching lampshades, maybe a sofa or an antique chest at the foot of the bed, a walk-in closet and a 42 inch flat TV mounted on the wide wall. Until we actually get the bedroom size of our dreams, we can make use of what little space we have by creating space through illusion and practical storage. Here are some big ideas that we can use for that little space we call (for now), “our bedroom”. Create Space * Decrease the size of your bed if you don't really need a big one. Work with practical furniture and if possible, get each and every piece custom-built and designed according to the shape and size of your space. Big furniture can lessen floor space and will make the room look and feel smaller. * Think about choosing furniture that has multiple uses. Making use of a small table beside your bed will act as an oversized night table and match it using a small chair to serve as a work area. You could even use a hanging night light mounted to the ceiling or to the wall beside your bed to make more room for other things that you might like to place on your bedside table, cum work station, like a laptop, writing materials and books. Illusion is the Solution * To make your room look taller and more imposing, hang your curtains from up close to the ceiling and reaching right down to floor level in this way the eye will be drawn to the rooms height and will create the illusion that your room is taller than it actually is. * If you are a really tidy and clutter free individual, simply remove the doors from your current wardrobe and see just how much larger it could make a tiny room really feel. The hassles of having them in the way and even the swing of the cabinet doors can make your space seem very confining. * Make use of light colors and similar shades on beddings, walls and furniture. Having cool and light colors makes it possible for your tiny bedroom to feel bigger. If light or all-white décor is not your thing then use light colours accented with colour in the form of wall hangings or pictures. If you are really nuts over colours, a fantastic idea to be interesting and still having an ethereal appearance is to paint 3 walls with the same light shade and pick a colorful wallpaper of your choice to serve as one accent wall. * Have several mirrors in the room. Mirrors have the ability to make your room look twice as large as it is by reflection and are wonderful at bringing extra light into your room as the magnify light from your existing window and again by reflection create the illusion of an additional window in your room. The larger the mirror the better. * Light never fails to brighten an interior and make it look larger so always make it possible for natural light to enter your room freely. At night, clever lighting also possesses a significant impact on a tiny bedroom’s ambiance. Use soft light at each end to disguise the room’s boundaries and fool the mind into thinking the room is larger and roomier than it actually is.
Keep and Store * Be clever with your storage by exploring all possibilities of space. Unused space under the side table and bed are ideal places for additional storage using drawers, boxes, or bins on wheels * Keep things organized, neatly arranged and out of sight. A cluttered space means small space! *Wall shelves are very useful addition to a small room. Shelves will hold all your books and many things which can be placed in small buckets, baskets and cute boxes, you can opt to label neatly and they will hold all the little precious things that you possess. Mountable rods are also useful for hanging items. For more ideas on optimizing your home whether you are just wanting to declutter or perhaps you are looking for tips on how to prepare your property for sale, visit the blog on the Avenue Estates website at http://avenue-estates.co.uk/avenue-social/