We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Looking for inspiration on how to decorate a small bedroom? Prepare to be overwhelmed with fantastic ideas. We’ve already shown you some contemporary bedroom design ideas, modern Swedish bedrooms and amazing ocean-view bedrooms; now it’s time to have a look at practical solutions for small homes. For more inspiration, see our posts on cool headboard ideas and creative home organization ideas. Once you’ve decided on the perfect look for yours, be sure to check out our top furniture picks for small bedrooms. Light colors enhance the feeling of space, while darker hues tend to close in; lighten up your walls and furnishings. This may seem obvious, but ditch the king-size (or even queen) bed and use space saving furniture. If storage space is an issue, under-bed storage containers such as this one can free up a lot of space. Visually expand the room by using mirrors.
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Animal-shaped objects in particular are thought to bring luck into your homes: a turtle-shaped decoration will bring longevity; a lion will chase away evil spirits; and a golden toad will bring money into the household. Aim high: Feng Shui is all about spaciousness and light, so, even if you live in a small space, try to visually enhance its height by hanging your art higher and using pendant lights to emphasise space. The hallway is probably the most important space in the house according to Feng Shui, and the front door is the most important place of all. Known as the ‘mouth of Chi’, the door is what allows positive energy and opportunity to flow into your home. Ideally, you should always be able to see the door from your study space, kitchen, or living room. If you cannot see the door for structural reasons, position a hallway mirror (see our pick of the best) in a way that will allow you to catch a glimpse of it. Cluttered hallways, especially when the clutter blocks the front door, is a big no-no in Feng Shui. The door should always be able to open at least 90 degrees.
Streamlined hallways with a minimum of furnishings are best. Or, good hallway storage ideas to hide away the clutter. The bedroom is the room that’s most closely identified with you, and is the place where you relax and mend any problems in your life. Always position your bed facing the door, as this position is believed to command the flow of positive energy towards you. Colour and material are important elements of bedroom design: if you feel destabilised, or your relationship is suffering, choose furniture made from dark, solid wood. Headboards are also highly auspicious and promote feeling grounded and sound sleep. Feng Shui maintains that the bed should always be positioned in a way that allows energy to circulate freely around it, with nothing blocking either the sides or the space underneath. If you live in a small space and really need to utilise the space under the bed, make sure you only store soft things under it, such as spare duvets and bed linen (er, we’re thinking storage beds, people). Never store books, personal memorabilia, or trainers under your bed: these things are considered to be too active and will prevent you from relaxing.