Creative Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas for Any Budget

Shannon Quinn - March 15, 2021
Long curtains help to make a room feel bigger. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Floor Length Curtains

One of the best tricks that you can use to elongate any space is by using floor length curtains. This works in any room in the house, but it obviously can also be a great idea for decorating a small bedroom. Instead of buying curtains that only cover the size of your window, find something that goes all the way to the floor.

Hide out the sun in the early morning with floor length curtains. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re looking for inspiration, you can always find it on Pinterest. But one of the best examples I’ve seen of using curtain length to your advantage is on the Lone Fox YouTube channel. When he gave his apartment bedroom a makeover, he decided to go one step further and hang his curtains above the window frame, near the ceiling. Even when the room was totally empty, the curtains alone made a huge difference in how big the room felt before and after.

This bright, happy artwork is great for a small bedroom. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Choose Artwork That Pops

When you are designing a room, it’s important to pick the right artwork. Art should always reflect the owner of the house. And when it comes to the bedroom, there is so much that you can do to show the interests of the individual person. When you’re decorating a small bedroom, it’s important to have artwork that pops. In some cases, that means having something that’s bright, colorful, and eye catching.

Artwork doesn’t have to be colorful to make a big impact. Credit: Shutterstock

But it doesn’t always have to be colorful. Black and white artwork also works incredibly well. This is especially true if you can find an amazing and striking black and white photograph. And you can see in the photo above that this black painting is very cool, too. If you’re on a tight budget, consider making your own artwork. Remember that it doesn’t have to be expensive to be cool! 

Mounting the TV on the wall helped to clear up floor space. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Mount the TV on the Wall

If you believe in Feng Shui, then you might be a proponent of never putting a TV in your bedroom to begin with. However, if you’re the type of person who likes to cuddle in bed with Netflix, you’re going to want a TV in your room. The obvious move to save space would be to mount your TV on the wall. This can be accomplished with around $20, and the help of a friend.

By putting the TV on the wall, it’s now eye level with your bed. Credit: Shutterstock

Once your TV is mounted on the wall, you are immediately clearing up the floor space. It also eliminates the need for extra furniture, like a TV stand. There are even TVs out there like the Samsung Frame that are made to look like artwork when you’re not watching a show. The only downside to this is that if you’re renting an apartment, you may have to get permission from your landlord. And if the mount causes damage, you will have to patch the wall when you’re reading to move out.