Inspired: Small Bedroom Ideas

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Small space bedroom ideas


When pulling together a bedroom in a small space, it can be intimidating to start ticking off the different items you’ll need: a bed obviously, two nightstands, a dresser, a few lamps, maybe a chair… But where will all of these things go in a short-on-square-footage bedroom?

That’s what this inspiration board is about– small bedroom ideas.

One easy way to maximize your space is to limit the number of feet on the ground. Remember to use your walls to your advantage. Rather than nightstands, opt for two floating shelves on either side of the bed, and instead of table lamps, try swing arm wall sconces. You’ll still have a place for an alarm clock and your cell phone, and proper reading light, but you won’t have to worry about squeezing so many pieces of furniture into the room.


To create a creamy, warm backdrop for this bedroom, we used Behr Ultra’s Jasper Cane, a subtle tan with a hint of peach.

Mirrors make great decorative elements in a small space because they reflect light, making dark spaces feel open and airy. The Sabrina Mirror by Home Decorators Collection makes the perfect focal point above a simple upholstered headboard because it adds drama and height. This height will draw your eye upwards when you’re in the room, camouflaging the fact that the space is actually quite small. Plus, the mirror will reflect the light coming from the pendant lamp.

While a chandelier makes a beautiful centerpiece to a bedroom, it can overpower a small space. A pendant light is a better option, like the Cosmo Hanging Pendant Light with it’s drum shape, intricate pattern, and warm brass finish.


The Illumine 1-Light Wall Lamp features a swing arm construction with a vintage-style shape. Swing arm lamps make a perfect sconce in the bedroom because they can be adjusted for reading light or elegant ambient lighting.

There’s no reason that function can’t come in a pretty package. An alarm clock is a necessity on a bedside table, but this simple option, the Nelson Night Clock by Design Within Reach, features an elegant clock face.

For a simple touch of luxury, bring one or two blooms of your favorite flower into the bedroom. Though if lasting, silk flowers are more your style, opt for these peonies in a paper mache pot.

Rather than bringing a pair of nightstands into your space, which can take up floor space, try using a floating shelf to hold the bare essentials.

To see more bedrooms featuring floating shelves as nightstands, visit my pinboard!

Inspired is an editorial curation of products from and our sister site, Home Decorators Collection – along with irresistible finds from around the web.

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  1. If your ceiling is short, vertical stripes are an ideal way to make the room feel taller. Then you can used the Small Bedroom Ideas.