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Smart decoration ideas to make your bedroom look bigger

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The right decorations can not only make a small bedroom look more beautiful, but also make it feel more spacious. It is often the case that small bedroom owners tend to not decorate their bedrooms at all, fearing that they may make their bedrooms cramped and overcrowded. Indeed, this is true, the wrong decorations can make a small bedroom look and feel even smaller. Today, we're here to help prevent you from making that dreadful mistake, and instead we hope you will take some inspiration from the ideas and images that we've compiled on how to decorate a small bedroom so that it looks bigger. Let's check it out shall we? 

1. Large mirrors framed in black

The mirror trick is one of the oldest in the book, yet most effective. In this example, large mirrors are framed in black to make them stand out more and add to the effect. For more inspiration, here are 10 interesting furniture ideas for small bedrooms.

2. Spotlights on the ceiling

Spotlights are great for lighting up any space and also making it feel more spacious, especially small bedrooms, and the best place to install them is on the ceiling. Here are 5 trendy bedroom designs for your inspiration. 

2. White wall with pink motif

Daughter's Bedroom:  Bedroom by A Design Studio
A Design Studio

Daughter's Bedroom

A Design Studio

Traditional advise would lean towards using pure white on small bedrooms. However, the modern outlook appreciates and maximizes the potential of colour as far as it goes. In this example, we see a white wall with a pink motif bringing life to this otherwise plain bedroom, and the delicate, expanding design of the motif opens up the bedroom. Here are some other compact bedroom ideas.

3. Capitalize on the coziness

Amanora Park Pune - Pent House:  Bedroom by DECOR DREAMS

Amanora Park Pune—Pent House


Small bedrooms are cozy so capitalize on the coziness by keeping the colour scheme earthy and adding wooden blinds or wooden lamps as you see pictured here. For more inspiration, here are 9 small bedrooms to copy.

4. Match the cupboard with the wall

Master Bedroom:  Bedroom by A Design Studio
A Design Studio

Master Bedroom

A Design Studio

Cupboards can take up a lot of space in small bedroom, but you can use a simple trick of the eye to compensate for space taken up by the cupboard, and that is simply to match the cupboard with the wall. Also, if you have a dark floor, cover it up with a white rug, and you can even install recessed lighting on your bed in order to give the illusion of more floor space. 

5. Pastel colours on the wall

If you can't bare the thought of white walls, pastel colours are the way to go for small bedrooms. Add a bright bedspread and a colourful curtain to bring more life into it, don't worry a little colour won't make your bedroom smaller. 

6. Sheer white curtains

Borivali Residence:  Bedroom by Midas Dezign
Midas Dezign

Borivali Residence

Midas Dezign

Maximize your windows by using sheer white curtains instead of heavy drapes which block natural light from entering your room. You can also use sheer curtains in light pink or yellow colour to give your room a cosy glow. 

7. Focus on one piece of decoration




Small bedrooms don't have a lot of space for decorations so it's best to make use of the walls, but with restraint. One idea is to cover part of one wall with a big, colourful painting and then light it up so that it becomes the focus of the bedroom, taking away attention from the space. 

8. Create continuity in the design

Guest bedroom:  Bedroom by kalky interior
kalky interior

Guest bedroom

kalky interior

Continuity in the design can help make a small bedroom seem larger than it is. For example, you can create continuity in the design by matching the colour of patterns of the bedspread with the curtains. 

9. Glass panel

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A unique way to expand your bedroom visually is to add a decorative glass panel to the room and light it up properly—easy and effective. You can also play with geometrical patterns to have a greater impact, as pictured here. 

We hope you've enjoyed and been inspired by the ideas in this article. For more ideas like this, please refer to 10 gorgeous small bedroom designs for Indian homes.

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