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7 Creative Small Bedroom Ideas

Here are 7 creative small bedroom ideas that we have used to decorate our beach cottage bedroom along with some small bedroom storage ideas. These ideas will allow you to have room to make the bed and utilize as much of the small space as possible.

Our tiny beach cottage is only 460 sq. ft. and has only one bedroom that is 12 foot x 7 foot. There is barely enough room for a double bed.


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Small Bedroom Storage Ideas

The room didn’t include a closet and when the windows needed replacing, we decided to bump out an area for a closet.

Before with double windows in tiny beach cottage bedroom

First, we replaced one of the windows with a smaller, more narrow version.

Window replacement for small bedroom ideas

Then we removed the remaining window to add a 36 x 48 inch closet. Although this was a challenging project, we were fortunate to have cordless tools from Ryobi that made the job easier.

In order to add the closet, we had to expand the foundation and here are a couple views from the outside during construction.

Barn Door

Due to the limited space within the room, we added a barn door using an old door. The barn door hardware was provided by Delaney Hardware.

If you have a small bedroom, a door opening into the room requires space, therefore a barn door is a great solution.

You can purchase this barn door hardware here from Home Depot and old salvage doors are relatively inexpensive if you shop Habitat for Humanity ReStore or salvage yards.

Barn door for small bedroom ideas

Adding Space to a Small Bedroom Ideas

Attaching a headboard to the wall is another small bedroom idea that really adds space.

This headboard is a DIY project and is screwed directly to the wall and then the bed frame is pushed up against the headboard. This gives you several more inches within the room compared to a free standing headboard.

You can see how to use an old headboard to create space in this post.

In addition, to create more small bedroom storage ideas, we added these prefab storage units around the bed. We have had the units for a few years. They were purchased at Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Space creating ideas for small bedroom storage ideas

You may recognize the basket in the corner of the top shelf. I shared a post about how to hide that ugly vent and this basket was featured. It hides the unsightly heat and air duct work. You can see the full post here.


Utilize every square inch

Additional storage is provided by this large handcrafted armoire that almost reaches the ceiling.

The large cabinet provides multiple shelves for storage of clothing and additional bedding.

A full length mirror provides additional light and a spot for makeup or to check your clothing choice before heading to the beach.

Handcrafted armoire provides lots of storage for a small bedroom.

Lighting to Create Space

Because there was very little room for lamps, we added these wall scones to provide lighting around the bed. In order to not involve an electrician, we used lights that could be plugged in. These can be wired or plugged in.

The driftwood and art were both found at a resale shop in Wilmington, NC.

Small Bedroom ideas for tiny house

Paint Colors to create space in a small bedroom

To make the room feel larger, we used a neutral paint color for the walls. Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore is a soft shade of gray paint color and blends perfectly with Balboa Mist which we used in the living room.

Renovations ideas for small beach cottage bedroom.

The bedroom remodel included new coastal inspired laminate flooring from Habitat for Humanity ReStore and nautical blues and whites for the bedding from Belk. The quilt and pillow shams are available here and the blanket spread is available here.

These cute coastal pillows and these prints would also look great in this room.

Creative Small Bedroom Ideas for a tiny beach cottage.

I hope you enjoyed these 7 Creative Bedroom Ideas and Storage Ideas that we utilized while remodeling our tiny beach cottage. I will be sharing the full remodel details on an upcoming post.

I’ve previously shared this Small Kitchen Remodel Sneak Peek and How to Build an Open Kitchen Cabinet for the Beach Cottage. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to never miss an adventure. Just scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

CoCo

Friday 18th of March 2022

Such a fabulous way to make use of this bedroom space, Rachel! I can't believe you guys made your own closet - that is so cool. Love all the coastal touches you've added to the bedroom too. We have sconces in one of the bedrooms too and I never realized what a game-changer they would be. I know you and your guests will get a ton of use out of yours! Hugs, CoCo

Rachel

Saturday 19th of March 2022

Coco, I really appreciate your comments.

stacy

Thursday 17th of March 2022

I love all of your ideas!

Rachel

Thursday 17th of March 2022

Stacy Thanks so much

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Tuesday 15th of March 2022

So many great tips Rachel. I have a small bedroom and I'm always trying to come up with ways to make it more efficient for storage. Love what you did with the bed space.

Rachel

Tuesday 15th of March 2022

Kim, It really does help.

Renae

Tuesday 15th of March 2022

What a great use of space. Your cottage is adorable!

Rachel

Tuesday 15th of March 2022

Renae, I really appreciate this.