Blue and white small bedroom with wooden parquet flooring.

How To Decorate A Small Bedroom To Make It Look Bigger

Buying a home with a larger surface area requires shelling out a lot more money on a new home.

If you have a smaller space but don’t want to move there are a few tricks you can try. Here are nine ways to decorate your room to make it look bigger.

1. Start with Light Paint

The best way to make your small bedroom bigger is by painting your walls with light colours. This is because light colours reflect the light with more brightness and make your room look bigger. The darker the paint, the more it absorbs light. That can leave the room feeling constricted and small.

So, if you want to make your room feel bigger, make sure that you stay far away from dark coloured paint as much as possible.

Also, you can incorporate another trick where you paint your trim a little lighter than the rest of the wall. It can create an illusion of depth in your room.

2. Make adjustments to the furniture

One simple fact is that the more furniture in your room, the smaller it will look. So, you have to achieve the opposite to have a real sense of space. You can’t just remove all the crucial furniture from the room for the sake of making extra space. The key is to utilise the furniture wisely.

Minimalist Bedroom

A way of doing just that is to purchase beds that come with storage space. This saves on a great deal of space, as you can keep your clothes, books, or other items under your bed rather than requiring an extra chest of draws or book shelves.

Another good idea is to use folding chairs and tables. That way, all you have to do is fold them up and store them when not in use.

Keeping items low in a room will also help. If you have tall furniture, it can look like it’s taking up a lot of space. You can buy low-rise beds, side tables, and even small plants to make your room feel bigger.

3. Use sconces

If you have a single source of light in your room, it could be more difficult to achieve your goal of a bedroom that feels big. For that, you need to spread a number of small lamps around the room. You can keep lamps on the bedside and at least one source of light in front of each wall. You can also mount sconces, as they don’t take up much room on the wall and work great at illuminating the room.

Sconces and lamps placed around the room can do wonders when compared with a single source of light. Small lamps positioned around the room draws the eyes to different areas giving your room a whole new pleasing look.

4. Expand your arrangement

Another great way to decorate your room is by placing the bigger furniture along the walls. This way it clears up space to allow more physical as well as visual movement around the room. The more items obstructing your way, the more cramped you will feel.

You can also create one focal point of the room and reduce unnecessary accessories. The focal point is what catches the eye when you first enter the room. For bedrooms, it’s usually the bed. So, if you have something as big as the bed in the room, the focal point will keep shifting. So, try to minimise accessories and work on enhancing your focal point.

5. Add mirrors

Adding mirrors is a fool-proof way of making your cosy bedroom look bigger. Adding mirrors not only helps in adding depth to your room, it also reflects the light across the room, keeping it looking bright and well lit.

White bedroom with large mirror adding light and size to the room

Get creative when buying mirrors for your room. Apart from a full-length mirror, you can try buying small mirrors and group them together on your wall. Also, there’s the option of mirrored closet doors and mirrored lamps.

There are so many ways in which mirrors can enhance your room. When it comes to choosing the right mirror, you might want to consider a few options.

Source of Light

While using a mirror, you require a clear reflection. But if there’s poor lighting, the image can look dull, and it can become an issue if you frequently need to apply your makeup. So, make sure that there is a source of light near the mirror. Or you can get mirrors with built in LED lights. These mirrors create the perfect environment to apply your makeup.

Wall-to-wall mirror

The best way to create an illusion that there is more space is by fitting wall-to-wall mirrors. When mirrors are covering the majority of your wall, they give off a bright and modern vibe. They also make your room feel bigger. Even though it may sound costly, it is a great long-term investment, just like getting your walls decorated with wallpaper or painted.

Frame or no frame?

The frame of a mirror can also have an impact on the space in your room. Framed mirrors usually give off a traditional vibe. Mirrorless, on the other hand, is somewhat modern.

Small bedroom with built in glass wardrobe

While choosing a mirror for your room, you might be thinking about getting a beautiful large frame, but be careful as a big frame can make your room look small. So, it might be a good idea to choose to go frameless.

Don’t worry if you don’t want to go frameless, you can always go for mirrors with a smaller frame, that looks subtler.

Consider Round Mirrors

Other than big-size mirrors, you can also hang round mirrors to decorate your room. Round mirrors look elegant and can create an illusion of space. They give off a calming vibe within your room, and you can pair them up with a lamp for great results.

You can also try using suspended mirrors. If your walls already feature a window or a painting, you can use suspending/hanging mirrors. They are a great space saver and look very cool.


There are plenty of ways in which you can decorate your room that can make it look more spacious. Whether it’s adding mirrors, getting rid of some furniture, or creating alternate storage space in the room, there’s a lot that can contribute to help you achieve your goal. So, if you are looking forward to rearranging your room or redesigning it, it might be the right time to consider the above tips.