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Small Bedroom Ideas and Designs

Need design ideas for a bedroom? With these small bedroom ideas at Houzz, you’ll have all the inspiration you need to style your space. Yes you have a small bedroom, you may not be able to fit all your ideas into a room this size but it doesn’t mean you have to scrimp when it comes to style.

What can you do with a small bedroom?

Even with a small room, there is still so much you can do to make the most out of your space, without making it feel cramped. With a small bedroom, you really have to choose your pieces carefully. Sometimes this means only adding the essentials, or finding clever ways of combining multi-use furniture that takes up as little space as possible. A small bedroom can still look good and be well designed and doesn’t have to be boring and dull. Browsing through the many ideas on our site can help you decide what it is you want to create with your room.

What colour is best for a small bedroom? What colour walls make a room look bigger?

So you want to know what colour to paint your small bedroom, or if you’re not using paint, what colour would work on your walls? This depends very much on your tastes and preferences but there are some colours that will instantly make your small bedroom look much bigger. White is one of those colours. It is light and airy and works as a blank canvas when designing your room. You can always count on clean white walls to really brighten and open up a cramped bedroom (particularly one that gets good natural light). If you find white too stark, a warmer colour such as cream or beige also works in a similar way. It is light enough to really open up your space without drawing the walls in (not what you want in a tiny space). Darker colours do not work well in small bedrooms as they will make the room look even smaller. If there is another colour that you particularly like, then a light or pastel shade will help to make the room look and feel more spacious.

Maximise your space to make your small bedroom look big

With a small bedroom, making the most of natural light is a must. Use simple window treatments to allow as much natural light in as possible. The goal is to keep it airy. Simple blinds work well rather than long curtains. When it comes to furniture and furnishings, look for items that can double up as something else. For example, shelving that can also be artwork, a desk that can also be a dressing table, a bookcase that doubles as a room divider - the possibilities are up to your imagination. The size and type of bed you choose should also fit in with the room size. Day beds (which can double as a sofa) and Murphy beds (wall beds) are also great choices for small bedrooms as they take up less floor space, making your room appear larger. There are so many things you can do with a tiny bedroom to make it cosy and still functional. Use these small bedroom ideas to inspire you.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small bedroom renovation or are building a designer bedroom from scratch, Houzz has 27,842 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including JH Designs and Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop. Look through bedroom photos in different colours and styles and when you find a small bedroom design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small bedroom ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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