Small bedroom ideas, design and storage ideas from the world’s top interior designers. Don’t let their diminutive size put you off. What small bedrooms lack in space, they can more than make up for in charm and atmosphere. Learn to work with their awkward corners and strangely positioned windows, and small bedroom ideas can be more characterful than most large bedrooms ever could.
There is a trend of building smaller homes. And aside from the master bedroom, secondary bedrooms are getting the down-scaling treatment. But the downsizing lifestyle has also trimmed away much of the personal stuff that would have cramped the modern bedrooms. Here are 25 awesome small bedroom ideas and designs that are smart, space-efficient and beautiful. From decorating to storage ideas, here are our small room ideas for bedrooms.
Open the room to get as much natural lighting and illusion of space in. Aside from the window and skylights, this bedroom also has white walls and minimal décor that could cramp space.
2. Sleeping Space Hidden Away by Curtains
A bedroom is cleverly hidden behind a full-length curtain within this light and airy studio. The dark accent wall serves to further separate the area and evokes a cozy nighttime feel to the space.
3. Raised Bed and Storage
When you don’t have enough space for both bed and closets, put your entire storage under the bed! Raise the bed as much as possible then build storage drawers underneath. This bedroom also uses the window sill as a nightstand.
4. A Raised Loft with Bookshelves Below
A cozy studio with boho-inspired décor features a raised bed for storage below. The large window keeps the space open and light in the day, but fun fairy lights maintain visual openness after dark.
5. Stacked Modular Shelving
The best way to solve horizontal space problem is by going vertical. These stacked modular shelving is flexible and movable. You can cover the entire wall, move it to the other side of the room, paint the boxes and even use it as tables and seats.
6. Welcoming White Shelves and Green Plants
This casual and comfortable studio features a sleeping area. The oversized bedding is comfortable and inviting but the light color palette keeps it from being heavy or cramped. Low profile shelving and drawers and wall-mounted lights keep floor space free.
7. Sliding Closet Doors
Sliding doors are nifty and attractive space-saving idea since you don’t need the additional space allowance for opening doors. It can also work best for space-challenged bedrooms.
8. A Bed Enclosed by Curtains
Keep bed and sitting room separate in your studio with curtains. This basic linen and rope system is DIY friendly and works with a cozy casual décor. Keep the color palette bright to visually maximize the space.
9. Overhead Lighting
This tiny bedroom would have looked cramped if not for the overhead lights! Install a skylight if you can, if not, substitute with a pair of large lighting emitting warm glow. The floating shelves at the end of the room provide much-needed storage that is also accessible without crowding the already limited space.
10. A Bed-Sized Room with a Few Shelves
You can make the tiniest of bedroom spaces inhabitable with the right color palette and accessories. The room looks biggest with white paint and a big window. Recessed shelving in the wall makes use of the vertical space. Finish with a wall-mounted light.
11. Corner Shelves
Do not let any useable space go to waste. This corner floating shelves takes advantage of the odd corner space that would easily be ignored. It is so functional – serving as storage and organising help, it doubles as the nightstand too!
12. Sliding Loft that Adjusts to Your Needs
Now it’s possible to have two rooms in the space of one. This brilliant loft set-up features a bed on wall-mounted rails that can be stowed above in the daytime revealing a living space/convertible guest sleeping area.
13. A Nook for a Nightstand
This gorgeous bedroom includes a smart space-saving feature – a nook for a nightstand! You can forget about the side table; all you need is a nook to place your stuff. The overhead light installation also eliminates the need for a night lamp.
14. A Bright, Cozy Space with High Ceilings
Who says you have to sacrifice style in limited space? Form meets function in this small bedroom. Off-season storage is hidden neatly inside these end-of-bed retro steamer trunks and these industrial flexible wall lamps keep the floor space free.
15. Private Sleeping Space
Need a sitting room but don’t have much space? Just curtain off your bed and you get your own private space. Ideal for studio apartments and for older kids’ bedroom. Keep the room classy and uncluttered with professionally installed ceiling to floor curtains.
16. Making the Most of an A-Frame Design
Skylights are instrumental in making small bedroom spaces work, especially under slanted roofs. A light color palette also serves to keep things open visually, as well as minimal furniture: think efficient!
17. Floating Shelves
Open storage spaces like floating shelves and open closets offer the needed space without cramping the room. The open feature lets the room retain its width.
18. Small Bedroom Ideas with Splashes of Color
An accent wall can serve to cheer up a tiny apartments space. High cabinets make use of vertical space for storage and provide an attachment space for reading lights. Inspired!
19. Black and White
The right styling can make small can also be chic and fabulous! Large and bold black and white colour blocks, smart and discreet storage and a full glass window that lets natural lighting in. Small is the last description for this bedroom.
20. Beige Monochrome
While white walls help expand the room, it can also be too ascetic, boring or too sterile for some. Break down the dreary whites with off-white shades. Beige is a cool, interesting and popular neutral shade that complements almost all other colours.
21. Plenty of Shelf Space Behind the Bed
This darling little bedroom gets the most out of minimal space with a raised bed for ample storage space beneath. Expansive wall-to-wall bookshelves complete the look. The entire space is kept open and bright by a skylight.
22. Beautifully Basic
Create small yet beautiful bedrooms by adding in all you need and not much else. Guest bedrooms don’t need expansive storage or personalisation. This is the perfect example of a guest bedroom – basic, comfortable, neat and welcoming.
23. Vibrant Colours
This is one warm, refreshing and vibrant room! Liven up your private space with colour. The key to avoid the overcrowded look is to have a light and neutral backdrop to set up the colours while keeping the overall design toned down.
24. Study Area and Closet Below a Loft
This university dorm dream loft boasts two separate below-bed spaces! For the serious student, the bed rests high above a dedicated study space and a closet for all the essentials.
25. Lots of Light
When the room is small, you will want to bring in as much light as possible. This narrow bedroom appears wider and larger with the help of its white walls, large window and ample lighting. Pops of colours keeps it from being too ascetic and boring.
26. A Platform Bed with Storage Below
A cozy loft under a slanted ceiling feels bigger with white paint on the walls. Under-bed storage reduces clutter and we love the storage slot (or kitty nap nook?) under the steps.
27. Hide-Away Bed
The bed is the biggest furniture in a bedroom, it also occupies the most space. Hiding the bed can free up a lot of space. This is an ingenious design to hide away the bed, create ample storage and still have a comfortable space to move around.
28. Bunk Beds with a Chair for Reading
A small guest room can comfortably sleep two with these cozy built-in bunk beds. A far cry from rickety stand-alone bunks, these built-in units are secure. Well designed and placed windows give them an open feel.
29. Less is More
When designing small bedrooms, you will want to aim for a bigger and cleaner look. Simplify your design – less clutter, less colours and more space. Just add one or two stunning features that will capture the essence of the space.
30. An Elevated Bed with Shelving and Storage
Not a single space is wasted in this purpose-built bed and storage loft. The raised area and high shelving create a dedicated sleeping space with ample under-bed storage, and even the steps are used for storing treasures.
31. Bed in a Nook
Charming, cosy and creatively designed. The installed bed appears like a comfortable wall nest. The design creatively hides the closets and shelves in plain view, creating a neat and cleaner space.
32. A Raised Floor With Storage Galore
The combination of raised platform and curtains creates the illusion of a separate bedroom in this studio apartment. An added bonus to the raised platform is storage space; these drawers conveniently store seasonal items and bedding, keeping clutter to a minimum.
33. White and Neutral
White and tan are two of the most timeless neutral colours. White and light colour schemes make the room appear bigger and more spacious. Placing large furniture – the bed and the desk to the sides and end of the room improves the traffic flow.
34. Small Bedroom Ideas with a Tall Bookshelf
Create multiple spaces within a small flat. Curtains are an easy way to temporarily partition off a sleeping area, while shelving units are perfect for storing belongings and delineating distinct spaces.
35. Smart ideas for clothes storage in a small space
You might think you can’t have the size of bed you want, but if you make maximum use of your walls and think smart when it comes to furniture, you might just find you can have it all. The bed you want and plenty of places to store your things.