6 Simple Tricks to Make Your Bedroom Look Bigger

Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : April 22nd, 2024

Let’s acknowledge the truth – your bedroom holds a special place in your heart. It’s that cherished sanctuary where you can unwind and escape from the demands of the world. Within the confines of your room, you wield complete control, allowing yourself the freedom to truly relax and rejuvenate.

Everyone tends to re-decorate their rooms once in a while when they feel like their territory looks like a dump. And this is very essential, especially if you have a small bedroom.

Today, we’ll explore strategies to enhance the perceived size of your small bedroom! These five tips are designed to create a more spacious appearance, elevating the overall ambiance of your room.

Implementing these suggestions can work wonders in optimizing your space, effortlessly tricking the eye into perceiving it as larger than its actual dimensions.

Ready to embark on this transformative journey? Let’s dive in and uncover the secrets to maximizing your small bedroom’s potential!

1. Use Light Colors

Using medium colors for your room can make it seem smaller, but using light colors such as white, pastel pink, green, or anything that’s not dark can add more depth or make it seem bigger than how it looked before. This one will trick visitors or your friends!

There is a lot of different element where you can use light colors, but the one with the greatest impact is the wall paint.

If you don’t want to really change the color concept for your interior, then you can use the same wall paint shade with a lighter tone, as you can see in this example :

Lighter wall paint for bigger bedroom looks

Adding lighter colors will also reflect the light; it will make your room look brighter and spacious. You can also paint your ceiling with dark colors or patterns that can draw your visitor’s attention to the ceiling. It gives an impression of tallness, and it’ll look like your ceiling is higher than it is.

If you are planning to add some bright color, here are some of our color suggestions that can help make your room look brighter and make your visitors feel comfortable.

Lavender

Lavender Mist by Benjamin Moore

Lavender is excellent if you want some brightness in a dark room. Lavender has a wide range of shades; it is the best part about this color. It works well in any room.

You can design it with some pastel colors to make the room more playful or match the beautiful color with some neutrals like the color gray or white.

Bright Yellow

Citrus by Sherwin Williams

This fun color is great if you want to have natural light in your room. The color yellow shade is great for recreating the feeling of artificial light. This color is great for any space that doesn’t have any windows or natural light.

If you want to make, it work, you need to make sure to have sufficient artificial light with you, so the room doesn’t go flat. Yellow is a good pair with white and light wood details. It can add more warmth to your room.

Baby Blue

Iceberg by Sherwin Williams

This pleasant color can make you feel like you floating on a big cloud in the beautiful sunny sky. Blue can help bring brightness to a room. It will look even good if you pair it with some simple white furniture.

This color is exactly right for your bathroom or even a dark corner, this color will help this type of space.

Light Gray

Alaskan Husky by Benjamin Moore

It might seem a bit weird to add gray to this list, but this color is the right choice for dark and dull rooms. If you are going to choose to paint your walls the color gray make sure to stick with light to medium shades, and choose the one that has a warm tone.

You can mix the gray with some lavender or some pink to add some warmth.

Pink

Intimate White by Sherwin Williams

Pink can instantly brighten any room, and it adds a whole cute vibe. Stick with pastel pink decor will make a room look more welcoming. Having pink walls can make you relaxed. It goes well with a girl’s room.


2. Lighting Is Key

Adding windows to the bedroom

You should allow natural light to light up your room in the morning. The room interior opens up and creates a more spacious look, if you don’t have a lot of natural light, consider adding some new windows – even though this will cost you a serious amount of money.

But if you do this to your room, you are truly going to be amazed at how much difference it makes even if it’s just a small addition.

If you have some existing windows, you can maximize them by using sheer coverings or completely pull them back so that more light can come in. If you have a bad view, you can put flowers or other plants near your window.

Another simpler way is by adding more lamps. Two or three additional lamps not only will help make the bedroom look bigger – especially at night, but also those layered lighting can produce a stylish and elegant ambiance in your spaces.

Standing lamp

In the bedroom image above, we add one standing lamp with some small ceiling lighting fixtures, and as you can see, those small additions have a lot of impact on the overall bedroom appearance.

If you prefer this approach, here are some recommended gorgeous standing floor lamps:

Bright High Lumen Uplight 3 Way Dimmable LED Floor Lamp – Bright, High Lumen by Brightech

This standing lamp is the one that we used in the example above. We like this lamp not only because it’s bright, quality light that it produces, but also because it’s a simple yet elegant and stylish design that will easily blend with any kind of decor style.

Super Bright Modern LED with 5 Adjustable Arms & Light Heads Arch by Brightech

Its unique arching arms make this standing lamp really stand out compared with other typical floor lamps. Those 5 different lamp arms create stunning lighting that surely will make any room looks much more gorgeous.

Glamorous Contemporary LED Floor Lamp with Fabric Shade by LEONC Design

For you who are using glamorous style decor, then this lamp can be a perfect choice for you. Its beautiful and unique design makes this lamp not only bring a warm atmosphere into your lighting but also works great as a decoration item to improve the overall looks of your bedroom.


3. Don’t Clutter

It’s important to keep your room clean and organized. Having too much stuff in a room can make the room look and feel cramped.

If you have a room that’s neatly arranged and out of sight, it will look orderly and open. A cluttered room can make it look like a smaller room.

One area in which a lot of homeowners make mistakes is the wall. Using too much wall art and decor can make your wall look too crowded. This can easily be fixed by removing those unnecessary wall decor items and only using a few ones that stand out.

Organize bedroom wall

As you can see in the above example, we removed all of the little wall pictures and used just one large painting. Having one quality large painting is better than a group of paintings as it not only makes the bedroom feel much more spacious but also makes the wall look simpler yet still elegant and stylish.


4. Add Wall Mirror

When you have a mirror in your bedroom, it can make your room look much bigger. It can reflect natural and artificial light so the room can be brightened up during the day and night.

Wall mirror in bedroom

You can place your mirror near a window to reflect the outside. Or, you can put the mirror facing the window. This way, the mirror will reflect the view outside and thus can help make a spacious impression on your bedroom.

The size of the mirror also plays an important role. Large mirrors will bring a much greater impact rather than small ones.

If you are planning to buy a large-size mirror, here are some best-selling options:

Mosaic Style Full Length Mirror

We chose this mirror for the example above. The reason why we love this mirror is because of its beautiful mosaic-style frame that looks gorgeous and stylish. This modern-style mirror surely not only will help your space feel larger but also can be a great decorative addition to your decor.

Large Tall Full-Length Body Mirror

One of the distinctions between a great mirror and a common one is the frame. With a glamorous metal frame, this mirror can be a great choice for you who want to add a touch of sophistication to your space.

Simple Elegant Full-Length Mirror

For anyone who wants to keep their room simple yet elegant, this mirror can be a great option. With an aluminum alloy frame that looks stylish, this mirror will blend perfectly with a contemporary or minimalist decor style.


5. Use Multi-Functional Furniture

Having too much furniture in your room can take up a lot of space. If you want to avoid losing space, use multi-functional furniture like a bed or a sofa bed, which has drawers where you can put your clothes underneath.

You can get foldaway dining tables or expandable tables, you can tucked these away if unnecessary.

Bed with storage

In the example above, we remove the cabinet that took a lot of space and use a storage bed platform that offers the same functionality with a similar storage function. This simple change results a more extra space that makes it feel much bigger.

Here is some great multi-functional furniture that you can use to help maximize your spaces :

Flexible Platform Bed with Baskets by South Shore

We used this bed platform in the example above. As you can see, this platform bed offers a lot of storage space thanks to its 9 different compartments. Its additional basket storage can help you organize your bedroom more easily while at the same time making this platform look chic and beautiful.

Round Storage Chair with Removable Lid by HomePop

For some people, a chair inside the bedroom is a must. If you are one of them, then you can try to use this storage chair to help maximize your space.

Another trick that you can use is to replace large furniture with smaller ones or put them against the wall they save up space. You should scale furniture for your room to get the right size. You should never block pathways. When you block pathways with furniture or accessories, it’ll make your space look cramped.

Try getting furniture that is the same color as your wall. They will blend and create a flawless visual to help make your space feel more spacious. Also, you should avoid any tall furniture, as they can make your ceiling seem low.


6. Use Wall rather than Floor

Another important trick that you can use to help make your bedroom feel much more spacious is to avoid putting too many furniture or decoration items on the floor. Instead, you can maximize your wall area and put them there.

For example, rather than using a table to put your collectibles or accessories, you can use a wall shelf for this job. As you can see in the image below :

Use wall shelves rather than table

Today you can find a lot of wall-mounted furniture, from wall tables, wall wall-mounted cabinets to wall mounted vanity table. Here are some of them :

Folding Wall Mounted Table by
TANGKULA

Creatively designed furniture can help a lot especially when you are dealing with limited spaces, and this wall table is a great example. By using this wall-mounted table, not only you can make your room feel larger, but also it can save you a lot of space thanks to its fold-up design.

Simple Modern Wall Cabinet by Prepac

A cabinet is an essential furniture to keep the spaces neat and organized. For you who want to make your bedroom feel more spacious, then it’s better for you to use a wall cabinet rather than a typical one, as it will save precious floor space.

Wall Mounted Vanity Table with Mirror and 2 Removable Drawers by CHARMAID

For any woman, a vanity table is a must-have piece of furniture. If you have a small room but still want to add the vanity table inside, then choosing a wall-mounted vanity table can be a great solution.


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