comfortable small bedroom

The bedroom is where we spend one-third of our lives; it’s a room that affects our sleep and, consequently, our days!

Compared to other rooms, we often give less importance to the bedroom because it’s the one we see only ourselves.

On the contrary, it should be the one we prioritize because it’s where we drop all our defenses when we go to sleep, and to sleep well, we really need to feel comfortable!

Today, we will explore some ideas on how to make the bedroom comfortable and restful even when the space is small.


In small spaces, it’s best to limit the number of furniture and accessories to avoid making the room feel overcrowded and suffocating.

Consider seeking multifunctional pieces, such as a storage bed, and utilize vertical space by opting for taller wardrobes.

Having fewer well-thought-out items will create a more functional environment.

(credits:; Olivia Thébaut)

Watch out for clutter too, because it can create subconscious discomfort that might disrupt sleep.

Avoid going overboard with wall decorations as well: a gallery of photos or paintings covering the entire wall can feel overwhelming and create visual clutter.

Choose a few larger pieces and leave some empty spaces.

A well-maintained and organized room will promote relaxation and make you feel comfortable.

(credits:; @homeprojetos)


When dealing with a small space, to minimize visual contrast is paramount to avoid visual “barriers.”

That said, you can choose both light and dark colors!

Light colors will reflect light and make the room appear visually more spacious.

Neutral and soft tones will create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Alternatively, you can opt for darker colors to create a slightly more dramatic atmosphere!

Dark colors reflect less light, which can be conducive to better sleep.

Additionally, they provide a sense of depth, giving the impression of a larger room!

(credits:; Pella Hedeby)


Whether they are on the wall or on the bedspread, look for patterns that are proportionate to the room and, ideally, not too contrasting with the colors you’ve used.

Maintaining some uniformity helps create the perception of a larger room and makes the environment relaxing and inviting.

Don’t give up on patterns and designs if you like them, but don’t overuse them: they could overwhelm the room!

If you’re using wallpaper, choose one that’s not too contrasting with the rest of the space and consider using it only on the wall behind the bed, again to avoid visually shrinking the room!



The two main pieces of furniture in a bedroom are the bed and the wardrobe.

When choosing and positioning them, pay attention to maneuvering space; everything should be easily accessible!

Around the bed, the minimum clearance should be about 24 inches (60 cm), even just for the practicality of making the bed.

Having this space on all three sides might not be feasible, but still, try to maintain some distance from the wall on the side where you can’t have the whole 24 inches (60 cm).

As mentioned earlier, a storage bed is an excellent solution in a small bedroom, but be mindful of your choice!

If space is limited, a bed with drawers might not be the best option; a bed with a lift-up frame is a better choice!

(credits: Solteiras Noivas Casadas;

No matter how small the space is, a nightstand is essential, even if it’s just a tiny shelf.

To create a sense of more space, consider using wall-mounted nightstands: seeing the floor visually enlarges the room.

You can always place baskets underneath them: they add warmth and movement and are helpful for storage without crowding the space.


Maximize the available space, including height, when it comes to the wardrobe.

It might be better to get a wardrobe with sliding doors for more practicality!

You could also consider mirrored doors (perhaps not for the entire wardrobe).

That will be functional for getting a full-length view of yourself and will visually expand the space.

(credits:; MB Fitted Furniture)


It may seem trivial or a waste of time, but a “dressed” bed will make the room more inviting and comfortable, and if it’s small, it will transform it into a snug nest!

When I say “dress the bed,” I mean not just limiting yourself to a bedspread or duvet but adding some decorative pillows and even one or more blankets at the foot of the bed.

You’ll bring texture and movement with just a few elements but, most importantly, warmth to your bedroom!

That is significant in every bedroom, but it becomes even more crucial when it’s small to make it comfortable: a little gem!



Having layered lighting is always advisable, especially in a small bedroom, to make it comfortable!

Relying solely on the central light fixture is not enough for proper illumination, and it will flatten the environment, making it appear visually smaller!

To save valuable space on the nightstands, use wall lamps or, in the case of renovation, consider installing ceiling lights, which can be quite dramatic!

(credits:; @the_citizenry)


By now, we’ve understood that plants can be placed in the bedroom (of course, without turning it into a forest!)

If you want to know more about it, you can watch this video!

We also know that plants make us feel closer to nature, thereby promoting relaxation!

So, bringing a few plants into the bedroom is the ideal choice to create comfort.

You don’t need large plants; even a vase with a few branches will do!

Just like with lights, to save valuable surfaces, you can also hang them!



Finally, to make the small bedroom relaxing and comfortable, use scents!

You can bring them in with scented candles, a vase of flowers, or diffusers.

All of these things don’t take up too much space but will make your small bedroom inviting!

Certain fragrances like lavender, chamomile, vanilla, jasmine, and bergamot promote sleep because they calm the nervous system!


I hope this article has been helpful and enjoyable for you. If so, let me know in the comments!

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If you feel that your home, or any specific area of it, doesn’t reflect your personality enough, don’t wait any longer and book your consultancy!

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