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