17 Space-Saving Design Ideas for Small Bedrooms

They have so much more potential than you think.

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Cramped quarters can feel claustrophobic, but a little strategic styling — and creative organization — will make your small space feel pretty close to palatial. (Okay, maybe not palatial per se, but roomy enough to be your oasis at the end of a long day.) Just steal these designers' tricks.

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Use Built-Ins

Built-in bookshelves give you extra storage space without having a chunky piece of furniture protruding into the room.

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Sunburst Mirror, $96, wayfair.com

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Skip The Headboard

Rather than wasting limited inches on mounting a headboard, turn your wall into a headboard, like with this DIY wood statement wall.

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Wall Mounted Lamps, $50, amazon.com

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Get A Daybed

If you live in a studio, or just want to save even more space in a small bedroom, use a cozy daybed that can double as a couch during the day.

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Daybed, $368, wayfair.com

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Place Your Bed Against The Window

In a small bedroom, wall space is precious and should not be wasted. Plus, the window and curtains create a focal point that lets you skip the headboard, creating a sunnier, airier room.

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justina blakeney jungalow boho bedroom
David Tsay
Customize Your Headboard

This curvy headboard has built-in nightstands, and a hanging pendant eliminates the need for a table lamp, so there's more room for books.

Yellow Wallpaper, $2, jossandmain.com

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teal bedroom walls
Reed Davis
Go Bold

Bright and bold colors make a small bedroom have more of an impact.

Silver Deer Head, $100, amazon.com

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Small Bedrooms Designed by Stephen Shubel
Luca Trovoto
Fake Bookshelves

creates the illusion of more space than you actually have room for.

Newspaper Pillow Covers, $18, amazon.com

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Small Bedroom by Stephen Shubel
Luca Trovoto
Curtain Off A Bunk

Hide built-in drawers underneath a bed and frame off with curtains for extra storage space that isn't obtrusive.

Yellow Bedding, $31, jossandmain.com

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James Merrell
Rethink Your Desk

A corner desk can double as a nightstand if you're lacking in space.

Aqua Pillow, $68, wayfair.com

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Sconces bracket the bed and take up less space than table lamps. The custom shades pick up the colors of the headboard, upholstered in Le Manach's Toiles de Tours Nuage and trimmed in carpet binding. The walls are covered in Arabel Fabrics' Charisma, while the Leontine Linens shams top L.L. Bean sheets.
Ngoc Minh Ngo
Mount Lighting

Sconces take up less space than table lamps, and eliminate the need for nightstands.

Monogrammed Pillows, $50, etsy.com

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Alec Hemer
Add Mirrors

Closet mirrors make this small bedroom feel larger than it actually is.

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Hang Your Headboard

This headboard is actually hung on the wall to save space.

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Stash Stuff Under The Bed.

This bed has drawers underneath for more storage when you're lacking closet space.

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Amp Up The Coziness

Dark walls and a velvet headboard up the cozy factor of a small bedroom.

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Create A Jewel Box

Cover your walls in beautiful wallpaper to create a jewel-box effect.

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David A. Land
Repeat Pattern

Covering the walls, headboard, and bed skirt in the same fabric is an easy trick to make a small room feelcohesive.

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Victoria Pearson
Choose Space-Saving Furniture

Nesting tables are your best friend in a tight space.

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