March 09, 2019 3 min read

If you live in a small space, you’re not alone. Many people live with less square footage and struggle to decorate their small rooms. However, a small space like a bedroom doesn’t need to look small.

When you decorate your bedroom properly it tricks the eye to make it look larger than it actually is. Follow these tips and tricks for the illusion of a larger bedroom.

Add Reflective Accessories

When you have a small bedroom, mirrors and chrome are your friends. Add a full-length mirror, or over a dresser or the bed.

Consider adding chrome-finished sconces instead of bedside lamps. Add shiny picture frames or candlesticks too. The idea is to bounce light around the room so it appears larger.

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Tone It Down

You’ve probably heard designers say that you should avoid prints in a small bedroom, but that’s not precisely accurate. You can use small prints when you mix them with solids.

Since your bed is the focal point of your bedroom, choose a solid duvet or quilt and then add printed sheets. For instance, our Vilano Springs Confetti bedsheets work well with the Classic Snug oversized duvet cover set.

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Stick to a Light Palette

White does open up a room, but most people want a warm and inviting bedroom. Fortunately, you can use color when you stick to a soft, light palette or when you mix color with white.

Choose light to medium tones of cool colors such as blue, green, purple, or grey to visually expand your room. For instance, this all-season classic plush down alternative comforter comes in many light tones totally suited for a small bedroom. Match your window coverings to the wall color to further expand your bedroom.

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Use Vertical Space

Since you can’t expand your floor space you’ll need to make the most of the height in your bedroom. Adding vertical features draws the eye upwards and gives the illusion of more space.

Tall shelves add needed storage and interest to your bedroom. Paint them the same color as the walls so they look custom and blend in, instead of cramping the space.

Choose Appropriate Furniture

Nothing makes a room look smaller than a piece of furniture too large for the space. Your bed size should allow room for at least one nightstand beside it; otherwise the bed will dwarf the room.

Choose a tall, narrow dresser over a wide one and if necessary paint your furniture to match. It’s an inexpensive way to expand visual space.

Furniture with legs creates an airy, open feel. Midcentury modern works well since it has clean lines and little ornamentation.

Another idea would be to use multi-purpose furniture such as day beds.  Vilano Brickyard Daybed cover sets can instantly transform your space and save you valuable space. 

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Remove Clutter

Too many items in your bedroom make it look teeny. Remove visual clutter to create an open, airy feel. Keep your favorite pieces of art, photos, and collectibles and either store or donate the rest.

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Southshore Fine Linens offers a full range of bedding products that can help you make your small bedroom look more spacious. We offer quality bedsheet, quilt, and duvet cover sets at very affordable prices. Create the bedroom of your dreams, without straining your pocketbook.



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