Our Tips on How to Decorate a Small Room

Have a small bedroom but aren't sure how to get the most out of the space? Today, we're going to give you 4 basic tips on how to do it right.
Our Tips on How to Decorate a Small Room

Last update: 08 January, 2019

Decorating interior spaces is almost always something that you have to plan in advance. That’s even truer if you the room you want to decorate is small.

Here are some of the most common questions that come up when decorating these kinds of small spaces:

  • What’s the best layout?
  • What furniture do I need?
  • How much decoration can I fit into the space?
  • How should I decorate the walls?
  • What colors should I use?

The most important thing to understand is that it takes a lot of creativity to decorate a small room well. You have to be resourceful and get the most of what space you do have.

Luckily, there are some tricks that can help you make a little room feel much bigger!

Today, we’re going to give you 5 simple, easy tips on how best to decorate a small room!

Having small room problems?

small house

Firstly, you need to get the idea that a small room is a headache or a problem out of your head!

Any small room can become big if you know how to lay things out and decorate.

It’s wrong to think that a small room has no potential or is better off as a closet. Nothing could be further from the truth. For example, you could turn it into a comfortable office. 

Or, you could make it into a nice little guest room or a fun playroom for your kids. 

With that in mind, all of our tips will work no matter what you want to use the room for.

Tips on how to decorate a small room

1. Order and organization

Our first tip is to always maintain a sense of order and organization. Having things out of place creates an uncomfortable sense of disorder, and that’s extra true with small spaces.

But it can be hard to find a place for everything, especially when the one thing you’re short on is space.

orderly room

What you can do is use multi-functional furniture, which will help with storage. 

For example, if you want it to be a bedroom, you can get a storage bed that lets you put things under the frame. If you want to add any puff chairs, use the ones that let you put things inside them as well.

On the other hand, if you want to make an office or study space, you can put in a foldable or collapsible table and chairs. 

2. Proportions

The second tip is super important for decorating small rooms: maintaining proper proportions. 

When it comes to small rooms, that means that putting in large decorations or furniture will make the room seem much smaller. 

minimalist furniture

So, it’s important to choose things with thin lines instead of thick ones. You need to make sure there’s space in the room, between your bed and dresser or closet, for example. Regardless of how small the room is, it won’t work if you can’t move around freely.

3. Colors

You can’t forget about colors when you’re decorating a room, either, no matter the size.

Light colors make a space brighter, and that makes it seem larger, which is obviously a big help with a small room.


So, we suggest you choose light-colored furniture and fabrics. You can still add a bit of color here and there, just be sparing with it. 

Transparent materials (especially curtains) can also be very helpful in making a room feel bigger.

4. Depth

Our last tip on how to decorate a small bedroom and make it feel bigger is to give it a sense of depth.

This works every time, and all you have to do is put a few mirrors in strategic places. One good place is above your bed, for example.

space with depth

You can also play around with your wall colors. For example, if they’re all light tones, paint the one at the back a darker color. 

Wallpaper is also a great way to add some depth to a small room.


There’s no need to tear your hair out over small room decoration.

It can actually be very satisfying to watch a small space turn into a room with huge possibilities and a sense of order, organization, storage space, and depth.

We’re confident that if you follow our tips, you’ll have a great time decorating the small space that used to give you headaches!

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