27 Small Bedroom Ideas for Couples

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Are you panicking because you have a small bedroom and don’t know what to do about it? You can still have a beautiful couple’s sanctuary with these small bedroom ideas for couples!

But to have an amazing couple’s space in a small area, you do need to be savvy about storage, decorations, and space use.

Now, if you don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer, I’ve gathered my 27 favorite ways to make a small space look significantly comfy.

Small Bedroom Ideas

1. Open Shelving

open shelving

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Open shelving can make your room look more spacious and stylish. It also allows you to place things within reach, making them more accessible for things you use daily.

Make sure you keep the shelves neatly arranged and hopefully use the same style to prevent the room from looking too crowded and out of place.

Check out these other aesthetic bedroom decor ideas!

2. Ottoman Storage

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A nice-looking Ottoman can help brighten any room and add a splash of décor. The best part is that they can be a great way to add storage to your room.

Make sure you search for the size and shape of the Ottoman that best suits your needs.

You can place a rectangular Ottoman at the foot of the bed, or if you don’t have that much space, try a squared one instead.

This Ottoman is a great option for you to try if you don’t have a lot of space.

3. IKEA Billy Bookcase Shoe Storage

IKEA Billy Bookcase Shoe Storage

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Who doesn’t love shoes? If you are a shoe lover (like myself), you probably wonder how you will place all your shoes without making things look too cramped.

An IKEA Billy Book Shoe Storage is a great way to store your shoes. You can adjust the height of the shelves to suit each shoe and allow you to save more space.

You can also use the IKEA billy bookcase to store other things, like bags. 

4. Glass Wardrobe Doors

Glass Wardrobe Doors

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Another way to create the illusion of a bigger space is to place some glass wardrobe doors. You can customize the mirrors to take the space of all the doors or just some parts of it. 

You won’t need to place another mirror in the mirror to check your outfit, saving you more space.

5. Sloped Sliding Wardrobe

Sloped Sliding Wardrobe

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If you have an angled ceiling, you can also use this space and place a sloped sliding wardrobe. Just like we discussed, adding mirrors to the room can make it look more spacious.

In addition, you can take advantage of this space to save clothing, bedsheets, or anything else to prevent any clutter in the room.

6. Minimalist Color Palette

Minimalist Color Palette

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The color you decide to paint your room can also affect how big (or small) it can look.

There are some colors that I recommend using that can make a small space look bigger, such as off-white, dark blue, sea green, pale blues, and charcoal black.

Make sure you choose a color that you find soothing since this will be your calm space.

7. Media Console with Storage

Media Console with Storage

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A media console can be another great way to help you save space and declutter your bedroom.

This modern option I found not only has a lot of storage space but also allows you to place the TV on top of it (if you cannot place it on the wall).

You can also add some decorations on top to make the bedroom look better and more homey. 

8. IKEA Kallax Storage Unit

 IKEA Kallax Storage Unit

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This IKEA Kallax Storage unit is not only a great adaptable piece of furniture that allows me to save space in the bedroom, but I’ve also found it useful to display my favorite photos.

So, not only does it help my bedroom look bigger, but it is also more personalized. Check out these other IKEA bedroom hacks!

9. DIY Nightstand

DIY Nightstand

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To make your bedroom look bigger, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars. In fact, there are ways to help you save money, like making a nightstand at home.

When I needed to add some storage space next to my bed, but I was on a low budget, I decided to give these DIY nightstands a try, and let me tell you that they don’t disappoint.

10. 3-Tiered Rolling Cart

3-Tiered Rolling Cart

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If you like to think outside the box and don’t want a regular nightstand, this 3-tiered rolling cart is a great option.

What I love about this option is that it makes things so much easier to clean the room.

You only need to roll the cart out of the way, and you can easily sweep it to prevent any dust from accumulating.

11. Floating Shelves

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Adding decorations to your room can make it look better, more relaxing, and, most importantly, bigger.

Floating shelves are my favorite way of taking advantage of unused spaces (like walls) and adding some personality without taking up any space.

Here, you can place plants, books, photos, or anything else to make the room yours. These other unique wall shelf ideas will help you as well!

12. Corner Shelves

Corner Shelves

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Now, if you want to use ALL the space in the room, you may as well take advantage of the corners.

Corner floating shelves are my favorite way to add personality to the room. You can make these at home or simply buy them here.

13. Headboard With Hidden Storage

Headboard With Hidden Storage

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If you want to make the bedroom look bigger and take advantage of every space, you need to think outside the box.

When I discovered a way to make a headboard with hidden storage, I was surprised. This allows me to save important items in a space already in the room.

You can even find a lock if you need extra protection to secure your essential items. 

14. Underbed Storage

 Underbed Storage

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Continuing on how to take advantage of the bed space, why not take advantage of the space below the bed?

If you have an open space, you can create boxes to save items without adding extra furniture.

While there are ways to help you save money, like using cardboard boxes to create underbed storage, you can also easily purchase them if you are not good at DIY projects.

Here are my favorite underbed storage you can purchase.

15. Utilize Bright Colors

 Utilize Bright Colors

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Adding a pop of color to your bedroom can brighten the room, making it look bigger. However, make sure you don’t add too much color that it may feel overwhelming.

After all, the bedroom should be a place of rest and sleep.

I love adding cushions or small decorations that use bright colors to add a splash of color without making things too bright or overwhelming.

16. DIY Modern Room Divider

DIY Modern Room Divider

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Most people have heard that you should not work where you sleep. However, if you are living in a small space, it may not always be possible to have a separate office and bedroom.

When this happens, I love adding a room divider to help separate spaces in one small space and allow it to look bigger.

This modern room divider can be a great option to include in a small bedroom if you want to create different sections.

17. Corner Bookshelf

corner bookshelf

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I love reading books! However, I know that physical books can take up a lot of space.

For all my book lovers with a small bedroom, a corner bookshelf can allow you to still keep buying the books you love without making your room look too crowded.

Now, keep in mind that you can place other things here, such as decorations, photos, or anything else you need to store.

18. IKEA Billy Bookcase Floor-To-Ceiling Display and Storage Shelves

IKEA Billy Bookcase Floor-To-Ceiling Display and Storage Shelves

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If you don’t have a corner to spare, another great way to store your books (or other items) is to have a floor-to-ceiling display.

What I love about this idea is that not only can it be a great way to make a small bedroom look bigger, but if you use the back, it can allow you to add a pop of color to the room.

Check out these other IKEA bookshelf ideas for more inspiration!

19. Storage Bed

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I previously mentioned how you can make storage boxes to place under the bed, but you can also make a storage bed instead.

Not only can this help you save storage space, but I feel that it can bring an elegant feeling to the bedroom.

20. Use Up the Width of the Room

Use Up the Width of the Room

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If you happen to have a tiny bedroom space, using up the width of the room to place the bed can make the bedroom look more spacious.

You can then take advantage of the rest of the bedroom to add other items like storage furniture to avoid looking the bedroom from looking messy or cluttered.

21. Flip-Out Sofa Bed

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A flip-out sofa bed can be a great way to transform a single room into a bedroom and office at the same time.

When it’s daytime, use the sofa bed as a regular sofa. You can add a folding desk like this and use the space as your daily office.

But, when it’s time to sleep, fold the desk and extend the bed to the flip-out sofa bed to convert the space into a bedroom.

22. Stackable Baskets for Storage

Stackable Baskets for Storage

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I love baskets. I have to admit that I use them for everything.

Stackable baskets are a great way to help you safe space in your wardrobes, and most importantly, they make things look tidier.

I love using these to store my shoes, clothing, bathing suits, underwear, sweaters, or anything else that I happen to have in my wardrobe.

23. Minimalist Decor

 Minimalist Decor

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Making your space your own is a great way to make the space look bigger. However, if you don’t have a lot of room, try to opt for minimalist décor.

Add a plant on the corner, a couple of photos, or some decorations to make the room stand out and feel warmer.

24. Dark Color Scheme

Dark Color Scheme

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Another way to make the space look bigger (without having to use mirrors) is to use a dark color scheme.

Now, you don’t have to paint the entire room black (or any other dark color); you can paint only one wall and leave the rest white or any other type of white.

25. End of Bed Storage Bench

 End of Bed Storage Bench

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An end-of-bed storage bench not only can make it easier to get ready in the morning. But, I can assure you that it can make any small room look bigger.

Make sure that you look for a bend that contains a lot of storage opportunities to take advantage of every space in the room.

This can prevent any decluttering and make the room look more neat and organized.

26. Small Matching Bedside Tables

Small Matching Bedside Tables

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Matching the furniture in the room can make things more harmonious and make the room look bigger. Try to have small matching bedside tables to have a sense of unity in the room.

If that is not possible, try to at least make them look as similar as possible. For example, I recommend having the same style, color, and size.

27. Bedside Caddies

Bedside Caddies

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To help me unwind and get myself ready for bed, I usually have a book at hand or anything else that allows my brain to disconnect.

But, to prevent me from getting up, and taking away space from my bedside table, I have a bedside caddie.

There are different options to choose from, especially since it depends what you want to keep next to you.

My favorite bedside caddies always include a water bottle holder and a lot of space to keep my books, phone, and favorite magazines.

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