Designing Your Bedroom with Minimal Space

Designing Your Bedroom with Minimal SpaceWhile we all have our own ideas about what constitutes the perfect bedroom design, we are often restricted with issues such as limited space. It can be difficult to get creative and design the perfect bedroom when you only have a small amount of space to work with. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways in which you can make the most of even the smallest of bedroom spaces so that you are able to enjoy a room that is uncluttered, visually appealing and comfortable – all key essentials when it comes to a room such as the bedroom.

When you are working with limited space make sure you have adequate storage, otherwise the room can start to become cluttered. Of course, you may not have room for furniture such as chests of drawers but one thing you can do is invest in something such as an ottoman bed from Bedstar. When opting for an ottoman bed it not only  is a comfortable place to sleep but cleverly provides plenty of storage without having to take up additional floor space.

Lighting is important when it comes to your bedroom, as you want to be able to create a relaxing ambiance. However, if you are struggling to find room for bedside tables where you can put lamps, opt for wall lights instead.

In terms of furniture for your bedroom, you should look for items that are tall rather than wide. This will enable you to maximise on wall space without having to take up too much floor space. For example, if you plan to have a computer table in your bedroom, go for a tall, narrow unit rather than a standard wide desk.

Using the right colours and materials.

In order to make your small bedroom look bigger and more spacious, you also need to ensure you opt for the right colours. Choosing muted shades that are neutral such as pale grey or white will help to give the illusion of more space. Make the space your own by adding interesting art work or wall hangings.

This is something that you can also carry through to the materials that you use as part of your bedroom design, such as duvet covers, curtains and rugs. Again, opting for lighter colours will help to make the room look airier and larger so you won’t feel closed in even if the bedroom space is pretty limited.

I hope this helps in creating a restful space.


Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog

Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.