How to Live in a Small Room With a Queen-Sized Bed
- 1). Paint the walls a light color to give the room an open feeling. Dark colors absorb light and the room appears smaller than its actual size.
- 2). Paint trim and wall molding a lighter color than the walls. Light trim makes the wall appear further away.
- 3). Attach wall shelves and use in place of a nightstand and headboard. Use the shelf space for a clock, reading material or other items that would ordinarily be placed on a nightstand.
- 4). Slide plastic bins underneath the bed for added storage. Place shoes, handbags or seasonal clothing inside covered bins and keep them out of sight and free from dust.
- 5). Select small pieces of furniture and keep the design simple. Ornate designs beg for attention rather than blend into the room.
- 6). Hang a mirror on the wall to reflect light and add depth to the room. Attach a mirror to a dresser if that is an option.
- 7). Mount a sconce on the wall at both sides of the bed. Overhead and wall-mounted light fixtures alleviates using floor space for lamps.
- 8). Cover windows with sheer curtains to allow sunlight to enter the room. Hang blinds to block out light as needed or for added privacy.
- 9). Place small containers on the dresser top to hold keys, watches and other small items. Contained clutter will be less noticeable and the containers are good accent pieces.
Hang hooks over the door for everyday clothing, such as jeans or a jacket that may be worn a second time. Use the hooks for pajamas or a bathrobe rather than tossing on the bed.
Keep bed coverings simple and avoid large patterns. Use a maximum of three accessory pillows to adorn the bed.