Big ideas for small bedrooms: 4 ways to make it feel bigger than it is

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They say 'it's not the size that matters, but how you use it' – and there's no place where this is more applicable than the bedroom. Here are four of our favourite ways to make a small bedroom look and feel bigger than it really is:

1. Let there be light

A well-lit room makes any space look bigger, so pull back those curtains and let the sun shine in. If you're short on the natural variety, brighten things up using recessed, wall mounted and/or pendant lights rather than bulky statement lamps. Adding a strategically placed mirror or two will also reflect light and create some additional depth.

 A photograph of our Lyon and San Tropez bedroom suites.

2. Choose your colours wisely

Many of the same principles you use when dressing yourself apply to dressing a room. Add a bit of extra weight by choosing a light rather than dark colour and give the illusion of height with a monochrome look, using different shades and textures of the same colour from floor to walls to ceiling.

A photograph of our Celeste Tallboy and Bedside Table

3. Keep the clutter to a minimum

The more stuff you try to cram into your room, the smaller it's going to feel. It may sound harsh, but if you don't use it or absolutely love it, it's gotta go. You'll be amazed at the amount of space (mental and physical) you can free up by giving your bedroom a good cleanse.

A photograph of the underbed storage in our Benton and Vogue furniture suites

4. Get smart with your storage

After you've pared down the clutter, find smart ways to store the things you do need in your room by utilising what would otherwise be 'dead space'. The most obvious opportunity lies right underneath you.

From gas lift frames to generous drawers, our range of beds with built-in storage will have you saying goodbye dust bunnies, hello storage!

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