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Five Tips to Make Bedrooms Feel More Spacious

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In accordance with its function as an area to rest, a bedroom should bring comfort. After doing tiring daily activities, everyone needs to rest. Of course, for optimum resting experience, the room must also be accommodating. However, what if the available space is limited?

Unfortunately, narrow space might make sleep less comfortable. Because most of the time, the bedroom does not only functions as a resting place, but also as an area to store belongings, to get dressed, and to provide a sense of privacy.

With the effective design, a small bedroom can also feel spacious and functional. With the following setup tips, you can maintain comfort in your bedroom without having to enlarge the room.

Sort Your Needs

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Before rearranging your bedroom, you should first determine the number of people that will use the room daily. For example, the room for a couple would certainly be very different from that for a couple with a baby. They will require a larger main bedroom than the one occupied by only two people.

Besides that, think about the additional activities that you will do in the bedroom, such as storing items, working, studying, reading books, listening to music, watching television, and getting dressed. Rank these needs from the most primary to the most optional—activities that can be done in another room. This is useful to sort out the furniture in the room, and at the same time maximizing the function of each piece of furniture.

Install Suitable Storage

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To save space, you must carefully choose the type of storage furniture, such as cabinets and shelves. Do not to furnish your bedroom without a clear concept. You can order customized built-in or embedded furniture. You can make furniture with a variety of functions, not only for storing clothes but also other items, such as books, medications or memorabilia.

Choose the Right Bed Design

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One piece of furniture that takes most space in a bedroom is a bed. Therefore, choosing the right bed design and size can make your bedroom appear more spacious. You should choose a bed with a headboard with a suitable size and a simple design.

Avoid Dark Colours and “Intricate” Patterns

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Dark colours make a room feel narrow and small. On the contrary, bright colours may create a feeling of spaciousness. Therefore, in the arrangement of a small bedroom, you should avoid dark colors.

Apart from that, you also have to be careful in choosing patterns. Avoid large and intricate motifs with a variety of colors, either on the sheets, bed covers, chairs, or curtains as they will give crowded and cramped impression. Go for plain coloured bed sheets or simple patterns such as repeated lines or dots.

Think about Lighting

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Besides the spaciousness, a good bedroom should also not put any strain to the occupants’ eyes. The main function of a bedroom should be prioritized, thus the lighting in this room should not be as bright as that of in the other rooms. A lighting should not be installed above the bed as it could generate glare to your eyes. If you want a good lighting to your bedroom, you can use indirect lighting that illuminates the room evenly.

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