We’ve combed through the Livingetc archives to find the best small bedroom ideas. Whether you have a compact master bedroom, a small children’s room, or tiny box room, make the most of every square inch with these clever space saving ideas.
As these small bedrooms prove, you can still pack plenty of style into a tiny room. Wall lights look oh-so-elegant, and they forego the need for clunky bedside tables and table lamps – thus helping to free up floor space. Still need somewhere to perch your glass of water or mobile phone on? A bedside shelf should provide enough room, while freeing up floor space at the same time.
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Alcoves and stud walls can also provide opportunities to create clever built-in storage or recessed shelves, freeing up more floor space. Make the most of under bed space too, with built-in drawers for towels and linens. Designer Casey Keasler shows how trundle drawers can also double up as pull-out steps for children. Meanwhile in this tiny house in Brixton, a tiny loft was opened up to create a sleeping area above a study – connected by a staircase with wardrobes inside.
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Meanwhile trailblazing design studio X+Living shows how to make built-in storage around the bed look luxe. Looking to create a dual purpose room, for example a study that doubles up as a guest bedroom? Beata Heuman shows how it’s done in this West London townhouse, where a built-in bed is separated from the desk area by curtains.
When it comes to beds, you might be surprised to see that you could squeeze a four poster into a box room to cool and dramatic effect, or you could opt for grown-up bunk beds for when grandma comes to stay.
Ready to turn your small space into a dreamy, Pinterest-worthy bedroom design? These clever small bedroom ideas will show you how to transform a small bedroom into something chic and elegant. A lack of square footage shouldn’t cramp your style…
Seamless storage frames the bed in this compact master bedroom. The wall of fitted storage around the bed frees up floor space as there is no need for a clunky chest of drawers or freestanding wardrobe.
Recessed shelves allow little pockets to display books and decorative items, and also act as space-saving bedside tables. Storage is built-in, and recessed, freeing up floor space. Having recessed shelves makes the most of any alcove space, and looks cleaner than having traditional shelves protrude from the wall.
This stunning guest bedroom design by Beata Heuman makes the most of a small and unused room in the house. During the day it acts as a home office and reading room, but it doubles up as a guest room for when the owners have visitors.
A cramped loft space was opened up to create a tiny guest bedroom that can be accessed via steps in the study below it. The plywood-clad staircase cleverly incorporates storage and wardrobe space.
Get the look: Recycled leather floor tiles from City Floors
Casey Keasler transformed an awkward nook with a sloped ceiling into a cosy guest room space. Trundle storage under the bed provides easy access to towels and linens, and also act as pull-out steps so small guests can reach the bed. A small, wall-mounted reading light is a space-saver too, while the wood bed frame makes this space feel elegant, well designed and cosy.
A four poster bed gives this tiny bedroom bags of drama and style.
Get the look: The four-poster bed is by BDDW. The bed linen is from Paris-based Anne Becker. This is hand-painted mermaid- motif wallpaper by New Yorker Carolyn Ray.
These stylish, built-in bunks have been designed with adults in mind – there is enough space so you don’t bang your head when getting into bed. We think it makes for a rather fun guest bedroom.
Bespoke bunk beds and painted in Farrow & Ball ‘Lichen’. Gareth Handles in Cast Iron, from the home store at marklewisnteriordesign.com
Wallpaper, ‘Gilly Flower Blue’, Robert Kime. Linen throw on bed, The Conran Shop. Small bedside shelf from the home store at marklewisnteriordesign.com
Wall lights mean there's no need for a clunky bedside table with table lamp. A floating shelf beside the bed provides ample space for resting a glass of water on.
Get the look: Bed, Soho Home. Karabak Sand wallpaper, Robert Kime. Bedside shelf, from the shop at marklewisinteriordesign.com.
To really make the most of every square inch in a room, going bespoke is your best bet as it means that a bed can stretch wall to wall (without leaving award pockets of wasted space), and can be personalised with USB sockets, wall lights, and even built-in trundle drawers or book shelves.
Get the look: Bunk beds painted in Dulux Denim Drift
A four poster bed with bedside tables and table lamps would seem an unusual choice for a box room as it leaves little floor space, but when done right it can still create a luxe looking and elegant atmosphere.