VACAVILLE, CA, Jul 29, 2014—Whether your home is short on space or you just converted that small office into a guest room, when dealing with a small bedroom, it's important to know how to make the best of the hand you're dealt. Below, Stephen Spencer, Bev Dorsett & Sue and Steve Kappel, Broker/Owners of Coldwell Banker - Kappel Gateway tells us some top tips for creating space in small bedrooms.
1. Keep it well-lit. “Large windows lend natural light to open up your bedroom and make it feel more abundant,” says Sue and Steve Kappel. Keep your window treatments simple and fuss-free.
2. Maximize your storage. “From built-ins to hide-away drawers, being smart about your storage is key to opening up your small bedroom,” says Sue and Steve Kappel. Floor-to-ceiling built-ins not only look great, but also add an abundance of easy storage options. If you can't afford to add built-ins, look for furniture with stow-away options, like beds with drawers underneath, or a headboard with built-in shelving.
3. Keep it simple. When decorating your small bedroom, keep things simple. Clean lines and light colors (like whites and grays) can help open up your room. Choose a few statement decorative pieces, opt-out of knickknacks and make sure to keep surfaces clutter-free.
4. Add optical illusions. Adding a mirrored wall will help reflect light and make your space appear larger. Can't swing a wall of glass? Hanging clusters of mirrors will do the trick as well, Sue and Steve Kappel notes.
5. Customize. “Custom-built furniture can help optimize every nook and cranny, like a desk built to fit in a corner or a bed built to nestle under an eave,” suggests Sue and Steve Kappel.
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