Small bedrooms will feel even smaller if you have excess clutter and too much furniture. The idea is to create a comfy space that doesn’t break the bank and feels bigger than it is.
Spend most of your budget on the bigger items
Since you’re already working with a small space, the best idea is to spend most of your budget on the bigger items in the bedroom. This is typically going to be your bed, desk or even flat-screen TV.
You don’t want to waste your budget on little things such as picture frames or dressers and not be able to afford a quality bed. Focus the larger portion of your budget on bigger items that will last longer.
Use neutral colors to create an illusion of a bigger space
Dark colors tend to make spaces feel smaller and more closed in, especially if it’s a small space to begin with. If you use a neutral color in your small bedroom, you’ll create an illusion of a bigger space.
With that being said, it’s important to use light and bright neutrals to paint the walls and decorate your room. While navy blue might be considered a new neutral, it’s not going to lighten and brighten your space.
Don’t over accessorize your bedroom
To keep your budget intact, you’ll want to simplify your small bedroom as much as possible. Don’t over accessorize with tons of unnecessary pieces. Too often, people take a small space and clog it up with endless furniture pieces, lamps and excessive storage space.
Include a few high-impact accessories in your small bedroom. Some budget-friendly embellishments include rugs, frames and lights.
Spice up your storage space
Storage space doesn’t have to be expensive or boring, but in a small bedroom, you need to be smart about it.
A few ways to decorate your small bedroom on a budget while saving space include:
- Installing affordable wood shelves along the perimeter of your bedroom walls to save space (instead of buying an extra dresser)
- Buying a headboard or bed frame that has storage solutions built into it
- Building a balancing bookshelf for storage space (DIY)
- Using mason jars and empty bottles for decorating and storage
You have lots of options
Nowadays, there are so many unique ways to decorate a small bedroom on a budget. You can check out Pinterest for more inspiration and find creative ways to save both space and money. Always remember to save the bulk of your budget for the bigger, more important items. You can DIY for a lot of the smaller accessories.