A small bedroom doesn't need to feel cramped and crowded, as there are many tips and tricks you can use that will open up the space and make it bigger and brighter. These suggestions can even increase your storage space, and make the bedroom seem cosier and more relaxing as well. Note a few of those tips and tricks here, and try them in your bedroom if the current space seems a bit too crowded to your liking!
The space between wall studs can often be cut into and used for storage. Many homes with dormers, or sharply inclined roofs, have such wall bureaus, because the roof is at such a sharp incline that a standard dresser is difficult to fit into the space. You can hire a contractor to create actual drawers that slide into a cut-out between wall studs, or use open shelving in that space and store your items in decorative baskets.
Stripes can trick the eyes into thinking a space is larger, so to make your bedroom seem bigger, use contrasting paint colours and paint stripes along the walls. Horizontal stripes will make the bedroom seem wider, and vertical stripes can make a bedroom with a low ceiling seem taller. If stripes seem a bit overwhelming to you, try just a few; even a thick horizontal stripe along one wall can do the trick, as can vertical stripes on the wall behind the bed.
Pare down the window treatments
Thick curtains and drapes in a bedroom can seem very relaxing and cosy, but they can also easily overwhelm a small space. Consider swapping out the window treatments for shutters, which sit in the window frame and then open up the space around the windows. You can have shutters painted any colour, so they won't seem drab and dull. If you still prefer the fabric of curtains, choose slim panels, and layer them with bamboo blinds for added light blockage and privacy.
Mirrors can open up a small and dark bedroom, reflecting light so that the space seem larger and brighter. You can hang framed mirrors on the wall along with your artwork, or choose mirror wardrobe doors. Mirrors on the wardrobe doors can serve double-duty, giving you a way to check your appearance in the morning, while also making the bedroom space seem deeper and larger. These mirrors can also reflect light along the entire wardrobe front, making the space seem as if you've actually had new windows installed, for a brighter bedroom overall.