When your bedroom is small, making the most of your space is very important. You've got to be smart about how you arrange things and make sure to maximise your space. Whether you have a small apartment or a compact and cosy bedroom, our helpful tips and tricks can transform your space to feel brand new and more spacious than ever before. Let's dive into some helpful tips to transform your bedroom!


How To Make A Small Bedroom Look Bigger?

To make a small bedroom look bigger, we have some clever design tricks. First of all, we recommend choosing light colours for your walls and ceiling. Light colours reflect light and make a space feel more open and airy. Therefore It’s best to avoid dark colours as they can have the opposite effect and make a room feel smaller and more cramped.

Next, if you have mirrors in your bedroom, rethink where they are placed. Placing mirrors on walls or in the corners of the room can create the illusion of depth and make the room appear larger than it actually is. You can also use furniture with reflective surfaces like glass or metal to bounce light around the room too. Mirrors are really powerful tools in interior design, with their ability to create the illusion of extra space.

Maximising natural light in a room is a fantastic way to enhance its brightness and create a more spacious and inviting atmosphere. One simple yet effective method is to keep your windows uncovered or use sheer curtains that allow ample natural light to filter into the room, illuminate the space and make it appear bigger than it is.

When it comes to selecting furniture for a small bedroom, it's crucial to consider the proportion of your furniture in relation to the size of the room. For example, choosing furniture with legs can be a smart move as it helps to create an illusion of space underneath, which opens up the room and makes it feel less crowded.

Lastly, this one might seem obvious, but we all struggle with it sometimes. Keep your room clutter-free! Clutter can make a small room feel chaotic and cramped. Using storage solutions like baskets, shelves, and under-bed storage can help keep things organised and out of sight.


bedroom with headboard and mirror

How To Furnish A Small Bedroom?

When it comes to furnishing a small bedroom, there are plenty of little tips and tricks to take advantage of to ensure it feels more spacious. For example, Wall-mounted furniture is a smart choice for small bedrooms as it helps save valuable floor space. Mounting a TV on the wall eliminates the need for a bulky TV stand, freeing up floor space for other essential furniture like a bed or a chest of drawers. A bit of DIY can go a long way when it comes to making the most of your bedroom space too. One effective strategy is to make the most of your wall space by installing shelves - above beds, over doors, or using corner, floating, or boxed shelves. Another smart move is to consider underbed storage options such as plastic containers, or wicker baskets that can help you maximise your storage space without taking up any additional floor space. Adding a rug to your small bedroom can make it look bigger and more put-together too. Just make sure the rug isn't too small or too big for the room and your furniture. It should fit nicely under your bed or other key pieces of furniture to help define the space and give the illusion of more room. So, choose a rug that's just right in size to make your bedroom feel cosy and spacious at the same time!

bedroom with mirror as focal point

The Power Of Ottoman And Divan Beds For Storage Space

Ottoman and Divan Beds are excellent choices for enhancing storage space in small bedrooms to help them feel much bigger than they are. Their innovative designs make them efficient solutions that not only provide countless nights of comfortable sleep but also offer ample hidden storage space to keep your bedroom organised and clutter-free.

Ottoman Beds: Ottoman beds are designed with an easy lifting mechanism that allows you to easily access the storage space beneath the mattress. These beds typically have a large storage compartment that spans the entire area under the mattress. By lifting the bed base, you reveal the spacious storage area where you can store bulky items like bedding, clothes, shoes, or any other belongings.

Divan Beds: Divan beds also offer excellent storage space but in a different way. They come with built-in drawers or compartments in the base of the bed, providing convenient storage space without compromising on style or comfort. Divan beds are versatile and practical, offering different drawer configurations to suit your storage needs. This type of bed is particularly useful for storing items that you need quick access to, such as extra bedding, towels or seasonal clothing. 

At Next Divan, we know small bedrooms can be tricky to furnish. That's why we offer Ottoman and Divan Beds that help you save space, stay organised and provide you with more room for your decor to flourish. Our beds are made with care and quality materials and we place our focus on smart designs that give you extra storage without compromising on style. Explore our fantastic range today and see for yourself how our helpful tips and perhaps one of our excellent space-saving beds can make the very most of your bedroom space.