EXPERTS are offering Brits top tips on how to make their bedroom feel more spacious on a budget.
Wardrobe experts Instrument have offered up some tricks and tips to give the illusion of a bigger bedroom space without the need for any structural work. With finances being stretched across the country, Britons will be looking for ways to make the most of their space, without breaking the bank on construction or moving house.
The main cause for concern when it comes to space in the home can often be the bedroom area. Simple changes to decor and furniture can make all the difference and provide a more enjoyable living area.
Here are Instrument’s top tips for making the bedroom feel more spacious:
Keep it light
Keeping the walls lighter in colour, with paint or wallpaper will help to reflect light around the room. Darker paint absorbs the light which can make rooms feel smaller and more oppressive.
Keep things low
The lower furniture items sit in the bedroom the more headroom it creates, giving the illusion of higher ceilings. An easy way of doing this is by ditching the high headboard or opting for a bed frame that sits closer to the ground.
Avoid excessive furniture
This can be easier said than done but there are small compromises that can be made around the room to help open up the space. Try switching from two bedside tables to one or try moving the desk to a different space in the house.
Mirrors can be used in a whole host of ways across the bedroom to help expand the space. They create an optical illusion tricking the eye into thinking the room is bigger than it actually is. A horizontal mirror above the bed or a vertical one on the back of a door are some perfect ways to expand the space.
Free-standing wardrobes can be big, bulky and take up unnecessary space. Built-in storage on the other hand can be made to fit awkward spaces and blend in with the rest of the room. Not only is this a space saver, but built-in storage lasts a long time and can be more effective in the long run.
There are more ways to light up a room than just using a bedside lamp. Bedside lamps can take up unnecessary space so try opting for wall-mounted or hanging lamps. It will make for a tidier surface area and mounted or hanging lights can also illuminate the room better because they can be placed higher up.
Swap headboard for a shelf
Headboards can take up a lot of wall space which is not ideal in a smaller bedroom. Adding shelving – especially floating shelves – opens up the wall space whilst simultaneously creating more storage. Matching the shelf colour to the wall colour can help to soften the aesthetic if this is a concern.
Curtains off the floor
Curtains can set the tone for the whole room and if they’re too long they can suffocate a small room. Avoid curtains that touch the floor as this can crowd the floor space, instead, go for a shorter length curtain or even try blackout blinds.
Ditch the pillows
Although multiple pillows can give the bed a luxurious feel, they can actually make the bedroom appear smaller. Ditch the decorative pillows and keep the ones that are used for sleeping, a minimal bed will create the illusion of space.
Pick the right bedspread
Similarly to reducing the number of pillows, keeping things simple when it comes to bedding is also key. Large quilts, blankets, patterned bedding and throws can make a bedroom look too busy and visually cluttered. Keep sheets to a minimalist style and make sure they are tight fitting, this will give a fresh and open feel to the room.
A spokesperson for Instrument said: “A huge concern for many Brits when it comes to their home is that there isn’t enough space, especially when it comes to the bedroom.
“And although it may not seem possible to create space without some sort of construction work, this is untrue.
“We’ve come up with our best tips and tricks to give the illusion of a more extensive living area to help people feel happier in their homes. Sometimes the difference between a claustrophobic room and a glorious master bedroom can simply be a lick of paint and a few furniture swaps.”
Instrument (instrument.london) are wardrobe specialists, bringing customers modern wardrobe and bedroom sets, to the heart of the home. Combining high-quality service and designs, their unique assembly service is highly professional, taking the hassle out of flat-packed kits.