If you have one or multiple small bedrooms in your home, you understand that decorating it may be a bit tricky.  You have to pick and choose what to include, and you want to make sure to not make the space feel even more cramped than it already is.

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We have a few tips for you that will help you to decorate your small bedroom(s) in the best possible way.

  1. Choose a Light Palette. Incorporating all light and neutral colors into the bedroom is key, as light colors make a space feel larger than it really is.  Dark colors will actually make a room feel small, because they do not reflect as much light.  Choose pale beiges, whites, creams, and grays.  Tie all of these colors in throughout the room by incorporating them into the bedding, chair(s), lampshades, and pillows.
  2. Add Texture. Adding texture to a wall is a great way to ‘decorate’ it without actually hanging things on it. When walls are covered in countless pieces of art and photos, it actually can make the space feel crowded and smaller.  Add faux stone, faux brick, or faux wood to a single wall in the room to add texture, dimension, and decor. It will be the perfect touch in your small space to bring it to life.
  3. Bed Size. It is wise to not put too large of a bed in a small bedroom, as it will crowd the space and make moving around in the room difficult.  Consider two twin beds in a guest room and do not go larger than a queen in the master. This way you will have room for a nightstand and sitting chair as well.
  4. Light. It is important to allow as much light as possible into the bedroom.  Instead of using big, bulky curtains, opt for sheer, lightweight panels.  If you like a dark room at night, add blackout shades that can be retracted up during the day. This way the light will be able to dance around your walls throughout the day and open the space up.
  5. Less is More. Do not get too crazy on the little decor.  Rather than putting knick knacks all over the room, focus on the main stuff: throw pillows, area rug, accent pillow on a chair, one showcase piece of artwork, and one antique.  Your eyes will be drawn to the pieces you have selected without feeling overwhelmed.