Bedroom Tricks & Illusions (Plus 6 Best Tips in Choosing a Bed)

In a space devoted to your bedroom in a small apartment, there are ways to further trick the eye and give the illusion of space.

The space-expanding powers of white are quite well-known, but many people tend not to create all-white interiors; mainly because of its reputation for being unrealistic. There is also an underlying anxiety that the results may look too clinical.

Several shades of white are used in this cozy bedroom - Studio Small Apartment Design Ideas 64a

Several shades of white are used in this cozy bedroom

While it is true that all-white schemes do not go with busy family rooms, there is no reason why they should not be used on other areas.

This pretty bedroom is decorated with several shades of white, extending from from pale putty on the floor to snowy gloss paint on the walls. Textural contrasts add extra interest as well.

A curvy, upholstered chair is silhouetted against a Venetian blind, which in turn is softened by a loosely draped pelmet. Like most of the fabric in the room, it can be removed easily for cleaning.

Corner closets are decorative and unusual, and they often seem less intrusive in small bedrooms. A low-level bed helps to keep heads clear of the dramatic roof in a galleried bedroom.

Make the Most of the Bedroom Space   

Used curtains to cover recesses that serve as storage space in your bedroom - Studio Small Apartment Design Ideas 68a

Used curtains to cover recesses that serve as storage space in your bedroom

Recesses and alcoves make good storage spaces as long as they are not boxed in. Doors of any kind would have looked not thought out, forming hideous panels in the wall, and thereby interfering with the room’s elegant vibe.

To screen alcove, use draperies hung from a peg rail as they give the wall a sense of unity, add a hint of softness to a crisp,architectural scheme. Try to matching the drapery to the paintwork in order to maintain the feeling of simplicity.

It also preserves the visual impact to a minimum. This soft, ethereal, and romantic look is delightfully easy to achieve, but remember to always keep it clean.

Place a mirror next to a window to maximize light, while the table's skirt can hide clutter - Studio Small Apartment Design Ideas 69a

Place a mirror next to a window to maximize light, while the table’s skirt can hide clutter

To take advantage of natural light, you can put a mirror next to a window. If not possible, have a mirror cut and framed so that it resembles the shape of a window. Hanging it on the opposite side will simulate a pleasing symmetry. Like pictures, mirror can be grouped on a table or a wall or table.

6 Best Tips in Choosing a Bed

  1. A bed is the most important element in any bedroom, so always buy the best mattress you can afford. Turn it regularly to even out wear, and make sure that the underside is ventilated to prevent moisture from building up.
  2. When buying a bed, remember that it may need to fit through small doors and around tight corners. Many bed frames can be taken apart for easy transportation.
  3. The size of a bed makes it a natural focal point in a room, so emphasize it with a headboard or decorative frame. If floor is very tight, hang a canopy overhead.
  4. Try to leave a 2.5-foot gap between your bed and other items of furniture. If wardrobe doors open into this space, the gap should be at least 3 feet.
  5. It may be possible to buy a headboard the flaps open to reveal a storage space within.
  6. If you plan to buy a platform bed, make sure that the floor can bear its weight.

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