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Small Bedroom Ideas and Space Saving Furniture

Updated on October 22, 2015

Having a small bedroom can be a disadvantage, but a large square footage does not necessarily make your bedroom more inviting or comfortable. How you distribute the space is what matters most.

Loft Bed


A loft bed is the best space-saving furniture item for a very small bedroom or a studio apartment where you need to combine your work space and resting area together. It will be better if your bedroom has a high ceiling, because that means you will have plenty of headroom. The space under the bed can be used for any activity. Some people place their desks there. Some prefer furnishing it with a few bean bags and recliners. You can do whatever you wish with that extra space.

Valance with Pockets

When it comes to decorating a small room, every bit of extra storage space counts. A box-pleated valance with storage pockets can help keep your bedroom neater and can be a cute decorative item as well. Stop piling stuff on the nightstand. You can put all your odds and ends such as magazines, slippers, make-up or even your cellphone in those nifty pockets.

Space Enhancing Doors

Although mirror doors do not actually help save any space, they can make your bedroom visually double in size. You can either use it as the main door to your room or as the closet door. Try not to add too many unnecessary details, such as thick wooden panes, to it. Keep it lean and simple as much as possible. If you do not like the idea of having a huge mirror in your bedroom, opt for a frosted glass door instead.

Hide Your Mess!


If your bedroom is very small and the bed takes up almost the whole room, why not use the space under it to your advantage? A bed with storage drawers is a very smart choice for a tiny space. You can keep so many things in there from clothes, shoes, books, to bulky blankets. Maybe you will not even need a closet at all. If your bed does not come with any storage compartments, try using trays or low boxes on casters, which can slide in and out as conveniently as real underbed drawers.

Two-In-One Nightstand

Although it is just one little nightstand, you still have to be picky. For a small bedroom, a simple bedside table will likely be a shortcoming. Try to find something with at least one or two drawers for extra storage space. It's like having a nightstand and a cabinet two-in-one. When you shop for bedroom furniture, always keep in mind that your goal is to maximize space .

Let the Light Shine In

The more light you let in, the bigger the room will look. Painting your bedroom walls with soft eye-pleasing colors such as white, light blue or pale yellow can help reflect the light and visually maximize the size of the space. Venetian, Roman and roller blinds are ideal for little bedrooms, as they make the room seem bright and airy while allowing you to have your privacy at the same time. Roller blinds are also practical decorative items when you try to separate two areas in the bedroom or make one room do two jobs.


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  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    7 years ago

    @Ebonny - Yes, I think that would have a similar effect. It sounds like a very neat idea that could make your bedroom look more interesting. And I don't think it would be too hard to do it yourself, either. So good luck on this DIY project!

  • Ebonny profile image


    7 years ago from UK

    I like your simple yet effective ideas.

    On the subject of mirrored doors making a room seem larger, I am wondering if using mirror tiles on existing sliding doors would have the same effect. ( I'm thinking along the lines that I could probably fit mirrored tiles myself making it more cost effective. )

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    Mary Hyatt 

    8 years ago from Florida

    I just added the link: many thanks!

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    8 years ago

    Hi, Mary. Of course, you can link your hub to this. Thanks for the read and the link. :)

  • mary615 profile image

    Mary Hyatt 

    8 years ago from Florida

    I really like your ideas on this Hub. I just wrote a Hub called "My Room". I'd like to link this Hub to mine if I may. Thank you very much, Regards, Mary

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    8 years ago

    Some affordable places are ikea and walmart.

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    8 years ago

    where can you buy the furnitures ?

  • Maria Harris profile image

    Maria Harris 

    8 years ago from Houston

    Great hub. Love your ideas.

  • ChrisWa profile image


    9 years ago from tacoma

    I Had a loft bed growing up and it was a great space saver. Good Hub!

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    9 years ago

    My daughter is buying a house and your hub is going to be very useful.

  • tracykarl99 profile image


    9 years ago from San Francisco

    You have awesome and wonderful ideas here for bedrooms and great, inspiring, visual pix! Thanks!

  • proscourcefloors1 profile image


    9 years ago from United States of America

    All of these ideas are great for making a room or space bigger, which many people overlook. Love the beds with storage underneath, so useful ;) thanks for sharing!

  • relica profile image


    10 years ago from California

    Great ideas for increasing the usable space in a small room. Nice Hub.

  • Morris Streak profile image

    Morris Streak 

    10 years ago from UK

    A loft bed is indeed a good idea, since the space underneath could be repurposed for so many things. Good hub. I'm into home improvement myself.

  • beadams profile image


    10 years ago from St. Paul


    nice hub, informative.

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    Adnan Habib 

    10 years ago

    nice idea.. maybe you can suggest something for a cozy reading room

  • USAPoolToy profile image


    10 years ago from Florida

    Useful ideas on your hub!!


  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    10 years ago

    LOL...shatter-proof mirrored doors??? Your house sounds exciting ;-)

  • Christa Dovel profile image

    Christa Dovel 

    10 years ago from The Rocky Mountains, North America

    I love these ideas! Mirrored doors in the little boy's room would be wonderful, but I would have to find shatter-proof ones.


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