To maximize limited floor space — especially because the bed typically takes up much of this valuable real estate — incorporate flexible furniture that folds up to the wall. You might try a foldout desk that doubles as a makeup table. A wall-mounted pullout shoe organizer in the closet can free up space on the closet floor for a small chest of drawers, adding needed storage.
Design tip: For a cost-effective bold statement, use your throw pillows as the centerpiece of the room. A curated collection of patterns and textures that are distinct from the rest of the room can really steal the show. For example, in an all-white room, a collection of brightly colored pillows grabs the eye. Similarly, in a room with a dark wall and bedding, try an assortment of either colorful patterned pillows or metallic hues for a dramatic palette.
For an unexpected headboard, use a decorative element that’s not typical for a bedroom. Consider painted wooden window shutters, a decorative wall divider that can lie flat and be attached to the wall, or an ornate iron panel painted a fun color. Just make sure to place oversized pillows in front of this kind of installation or hang it where your head can’t touch it.
In a small bedroom, you have limited surface areas. So get creative and look up to that oft-overlooked one: the ceiling. Hanging decorative items overhead not only frees up the area below but also draws the eye up. This effect gives an illusion of greater volume inside a small room.