July 10, 2015

Making A Cramped Bedroom Feel Spacious

Ideally, a bedroom should be a relaxing retreat. Too bad they’re just as likely to be part dressing room, part workspace and part extra storage! And when you’re living in a small space, it’s even harder to create a room that feels spacious and uncluttered. Luckily, we have a few tips to help you streamline your space. Maybe you can have that personal haven after all!

1. Use paint to create the illusion of an alcove. A coat of high-contrast paint visually separates the bed from the rest of the room, creating the illusion of a cosy sleeping nook that feels removed from the rest of the space.

2. Replace your nightstand with a floor lamp. You don’t have to be obsessed with minimalism to see the beauty in a streamlined look. Ditch your bedside table and table lamp in favour of a floor lamp to free up precious space without losing the light. Now there’s a bright idea!

3. Reconsider your dresser. Missing your nightstand? If you can’t do without bedside storage, simply slide your dresser next to the bed for a spot to stash your nighttime read.

Author: Amelia Nezil

Eric Striffler


Bed, Ikea; blanket, John Derian; artwork, Olympia Bermann.


House & Home September 2012 Issue