Design tip: Try adding a decorative component to the exterior surface of the foldout piece. A painted pattern on the back of a closed table or desk would add a visually interesting element to the room.
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.
Making the bed wall the star of your bedroom can be fun for any size room. However, it’s especially helpful in a small bedroom because doing so gives the room personality and draws attention to the design feature, rather than the room’s diminutive size.