How to decorate a small bedroom you ask? From cluttered spare rooms to compact loft conversions, we’ve seen and heard it all here at PartyLite. Whether you’re looking for a change and want to mix things up, or have moved into a new property and are starting from scratch, decorating your bedroom can be a challenge. And we especially understand the struggle of working with a limited space, so we’ve made a list of our 10 best tiny bedroom ideas. Read on to discover our favourite tips and tricks to help you turn your cramped room into a cosy nest that you won’t want to leave.

1. How to lighten a dark room with little natural light
2. Small bedroom colour ideas
3. Small space saving bedroom ideas
4. Larger storage ideas for small bedrooms
5. Small bedroom decorating ideas on a budget
6. Small bedroom bed ideas
7. Single bedroom ideas
8. Small double bedroom ideas
9. Colour schemes for small bedrooms
10. How to keep a small bedroom smelling fresh

A bed and bedframe

1. Let there be light: how to lighten a dark room with little natural light

Struggling for space? We’ll let you in on a secret. The easiest and cheapest way to make your room look bigger than it is, is to increase the amount of light flow. Experiment with different types and strengths of lighting to open up your space and form the illusion of a bigger bedroom.

If your room is naturally prone to shade and doesn’t get to see much daylight, you can also recreate this feeling by opting for neutral and light coloured walls. This works by bouncing any light around the room to create an airy and open sensation.

Another way to lighten a dark room that lacks natural light is to hang mirrors and use them to reflect light around your bedroom space. And you don’t need natural light for this to work either, mirrors will cast light from lamps and overhead lighting too.

2. Add a pop of colour: small bedroom colour ideas

While light-coloured walls can help to brighten up small rooms, an all-white room can sometimes feel too sterile. To avoid this, try painting one of your walls in a different, complementary or contrasting shade to the rest of your walls - an accent wall. Or select a boldly coloured accessory to add a welcome and warming touch. If you’re living in a rental and aren’t able to paint an accent wall, introduce a rug to your space to bring a dash of colour. We find that light and natural tones of blue, green and yellow work best.

Selected PartyLite Jar Candles are made with beautifully coloured wax to add a stunning visual element to your home. Available in a wide range of vivid colours, our Jar Candles will breathe life into even the blandest of rooms!

3. Get more from your furniture: small space saving bedroom ideas

Selecting furniture for a small bedroom might seem like a daunting task, but you can save yourself the headache (and space) by carefully choosing multipurpose pieces. Our small space saving bedroom ideas are great for people who don’t want to invest in bulkier items, and are looking for small storage and organisation tricks for maximising their space.

Clear out the dusty, unused patch beneath your bed and install shallow underbed drawers, baskets or boxes for a handy (and hidden) storage idea. Or, if you don’t have much space between your bed and the floor, place bed risers on each of the legs of your bed to lift it further off the floor. This increases the storage space for keeping things out of sight.

Do you really need a bedside table? If it’s taking up space that you think you could do without, invest in a bedside shelf attachment as a replacement.These small trays slide in between your mattress and the bed frame, creating a little ledge for storing your essential items.

4. Select the right storage: larger storage ideas for small bedrooms

If you have a bit more space to work with, consider opting for a larger piece of furniture. These statement pieces are great for tying your room décor together and give you lots for storage space.

Regular wardrobes can be clunky and take up a lot of precious bedroom space, so consider swapping out your wardrobe for a clothes rail instead. These are often a simple metal frame that offer plenty of space to hang your clothing without looking bulky. They add a minimalist and stylish feel to any room.

Set up a storage bench at the foot of your bed for a space-saving solution. It’ll give you extra room for storage without taking up much space. If you’re looking for more surface space, consider installing hanging shelves to fill up your empty wall space. These are great for storing decorative and filler items, and add character and style to your room.

5. Distract with décor: small bedroom decorating ideas on a budget

Ornamental pieces can also make excellent small bedroom decorating ideas. From vases and lanterns, to trays and trinket dishes, there are plenty of bedroom décor pieces to choose from. If you have a small room, you might naturally lean towards selecting smaller trinkets over bigger ornaments. This can actually be counterproductive, and might actually make your space look overly cluttered with too many small décor pieces. Avoid this by choosing one statement piece, like a picture frame or a large, leafy plant, and accessorising with a few well placed smaller items. We like to use small candles and miniature succulents.

Accessories can be multipurpose too, giving you a way to save space on countertops and desks. Try our SmartScents Photo Frame Holder to enjoy fragrance and show off your favourite memories together, without taking up extra space. This elegant home décor accessory allows you to display a precious memory and scent your bedroom at the same time. The white, metal frame features a stamped design for a rustic, yet classic feel that will match any room’s décor style. Discover more SmartScents Holders and our full range of decorative items for bedrooms on our accessories page.

6. Be bold with your bed: small bedroom bed ideas

Don’t let the biggest piece of furniture in your room become a burden. If you have a tiny bedroom, you don’t have to sacrifice the size of your bed to accommodate extra floor space. It’s all in the layout. Centering your bed in the middle of a room may be a popular choice for some, but it’s definitely worth exploring other options to optimise bedroom space. Consider tucking your bed into a corner or up against a wall for a cosy sleeping arrangement.

If you’re starting from scratch and are looking for a new bed, ditch your headboard and go for a bed without a frame to declutter the space around your mattress. This will immediately make your room feel more open and prevent a footboard closing off your bed from the rest of the room.

If you’re decorating for children, a loft bed with desk storage underneath is the perfect space-saving solution. This vertical structure will cut down on floor space and offers countless styling opportunities that you can personalise to your child’s taste.

7. Space for one: single bedroom ideas

For tiny bedrooms with single beds, our favourite idea to try is to compartmentalise your furniture. Consider pushing your furniture against the walls to create more open space in the centre of your room. With your bed against the wall, experiment by moving your chest of drawers or bedside table next to your bed to create a cosy little nook. This leaves you with a large expanse of wall space, opposite the length of your bed, to work with. Fill with a clothes rail, a storage bench, bookshelf and more.

By working in small sections like this, it makes it easier to map out your room and utilise your space to its full potential.

8. Master your master bedroom - small double bedroom ideas

The master bedroom usually implies the largest bedroom in a house or flat, but that’s not to say that it’s always big. For those of you who are struggling with a small double bedroom, remember that your bed will always be the focal point.

Pick bedding to channel your décor style, and layer with throws and cushions to create a statement that’s pretty and stylish. If your walls are painted in light colours, you can afford to pick darker hues for your bedspread and pillows.Think darker greys, royal blue, mauve and mustard yellow.

For décor, an above-the-bed ledge or shelf to keep artwork and pictures can add height to your bed centrepiece. If your bedroom is naturally quite dark, a large, leaning floor mirror is the perfect addition to create the appearance of more light and space.

9. Know your colours: colour schemes for small bedrooms

We know that we’ve already established that bright, natural light is one of the best ways to make your room appear larger, and adding in bright colours can help to add personality, but what about the colour of your walls themselves? With regards to all things colour schemes, we have a few shades that we think work great in smaller spaces.

Beige - beige is a perfect compromise if you want to avoid the clinical feel of pure white.

Blush pink - a blush pink tone brings warmth without being too overpowering. Accessorise with greys and black to prevent an overly frilly feel.

Sage - if you want a more bold neutral, sage if a safe choice. Natural and earthy, but also with a touch of sophistication, sage is a comforting option that pairs well with lots of other colour combinations.

Duck egg blue - a blend of pale blue and grey, duck egg blue is soothing and stylish.

Lilac - dare to opt for a more statement shade with a lilac hue. It’s pale enough to still open up your room, but it also creates a statement. Lilac actually works better in smaller spaces, as a bold colour like this can easily overwhelm larger rooms.

10. Avoid that stuffy feeling: how to keep a small bedroom smelling fresh

When it comes to small bedrooms, stale and musty air can quickly build up to cause a stuffy sensation. This can make your room feel claustrophobic and unpleasant. That’s why it’s important to keep your soft furnishings, like your bed and curtains, smelling clean and fresh.

Keep a bottle of PartyLite Fresh Home Room Spray on hand to refresh your bedding for an invigorated bedroom feel. A well-fragranced room will help to eliminate any stuffiness and open up your space to your senses.

If you want to enjoy a moment of peace and relaxation in your bedroom, discover our BeBalanced collection. This range of natural essential oil fragrances have been curated to allow you to enjoy a moment of calm. Our essential oils are available in eight unique scents for achieving your desired moodstate, while our 100% soy wax candles give you the boost you need from our specially selected fragrance combinations. Try them today.

Are you excited to revamp your space with our tiny bedroom ideas? We hope you found these bedroom decorating tips useful and we’d love to see what home styling solutions you come up with! Got a top tip you’d like to share with us? Let us know on social media using the hashtag #StyleIdeas. Browse our home fragrance pages for exciting ways to scent your space, or shop accessories for more stylish home décor ideas.

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