Do you have some time on your hands? Do you also have a small bedroom space and an even smaller budget? We have some good news for you! The truth is, you don’t need a big wallet to make your space look bigger. Here you’ll find some of the best ways to make a small bedroom feel larger on a budget.
Coat your ceiling in colour
You might need some help with this one, but the results are definitely worth it! Adding some paint or wallpaper to the surface of your ceiling will naturally force your eye upwards, creating the illusion of a bigger room. However, if you don’t want your ceiling makeover to be permanent, you can try creating your own pattern with wall stickers – just be careful how you get them up there!
Hang mirrors, mirrors, and more mirrors.
Did we say mirrors? One of the easiest (and most effective) ways to make a room look wider is by simply adding a mirror or two. This will give your room a sense of added depth and drama, as it fools the eye into thinking there’s more space than there actually is – one of the oldest tricks in the book! Get creative with your mirror selection, you can even decorate your own for some added flare.
Keep the walls and floor light
We all know that dark-coloured walls tend to make a room feel cozier, but did you know that they can also make a room feel smaller? By opting for a light-coloured palette when decorating your walls and floors, you will instantly lighten up your room as well as give it a spacious, airy feel. This year we’re all about the nude palettes, and although we think natural colours would do wonders to any room in your home, we think they’re best suited for the bedroom.
Move your furniture inward
This one’s surprising to say the least By simply pulling your furniture away from the wall, you can fool people (and maybe even yourself!) into thinking your room is actually bigger. When furniture, carpets and even beds are forced up against walls, it gives the entire room a cramped and congested feel. By moving everything inward, even if just by a few inches, you can really open up your room – for virtually no money at all!
Hidden storage spaces are your best friend
The number one thing that makes a room feel over crowded is having too much stuff on display. We don’t mean you need to get rid of anything, we mean you can use your wasted bedroom spaces as places to hide a few things (but a purge isn’t a bad idea either :). Spaces like under your bed, under your desk and behind your bed are regularly left unused. Adding a few drawers, shelves or even storage containers can hide a bunch of stuff and free up a bunch of space!
Move your shelves and paintings upwards
Another way to make your room look taller (without damaging the ceiling) is to reposition the things hanging on your walls. This means moving your shelves, paintings and clocks closer to your ceiling, to naturally force your eye upwards. This is another tip that involves little-to-no money, but can make a huge impact to you and anyone who may enter your room.
There’s the proof! Making your bedroom look and feel more spacious is as simple as following at least one of the space-and money-saving ideas above. If you’d like to see more great tips like these, and learn more about Medallion while you’re at it, you can visit our website at http://medallioncorp.com/site/.