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When it comes to extra space, at least one bedroom in your home isn’t exactly palatial. Whether that room is yours, a child’s or reserved for guests, you’re searching for ways to get the most out of every square inch.
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It might seem impossible, but you can make a small bedroom look amazing — and fit all your necessities into it — with a little savvy planning. Here are seven tips from the experts to make your undersized space seem downright roomy, without spending a fortune.
Keep the Layout Simple
When working with a small space, Karen Gutierrez, an interior designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors, a full-service residential and commercial interior design firm with offices in Phoenix and Portland, Oregon, said less is more.
“Keep items as functional and worthy as possible,” she said. “A bedroom is a place for relaxation.”
Therefore, she said having just a few pieces of furniture in the room will create a calm and soothing space to unwind. An added bonus — she noted that a sparsely furnished room is easier to both clean and walk around.
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Bring In Lots of Lighting
Ensconcing your space in darkness won’t do it any favors size-wise. Gutierrez said lighting can make or break a room, so getting it right is crucial.
“If you’re dealing with a lack of space, bringing in a lot of light will help extend the room,” she said. “Adding plenty of light sources is key to keeping the room open and spacious.”
Maximize space by opting for the Nymane ceiling light with four spotlights from Ikea, priced at $44.99. Or, if you have an empty surface, the store’s Solklint table lamp will serve double duty by illuminating the room, while serving as elegant décor.
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Install a Mini Chandelier
Chandeliers are grand in any size, so add a small one to your bedroom.
“An eye-catching bedroom chandelier is perfect for making a statement in any room, and It will add a touch of luxury and elegance,” Gutierrez said. “So, if you’re looking for a way to add personality and style to your bedroom, this chandelier is the perfect solution without compromising a lot of your budget.”
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