When decorating small bedrooms, using multifunctional furniture and adding storage compartments to closets can maximize space. For example, substituting closets with shelving and drawers for traditional dressers saves floor space. The layout can be customized, depending on whether the individual needs more hanging storage or shelf space.
Home decorators should choose furnishings that are convertible or double as storage, such as shelf-style headboards, storage benches and daybeds. Finding out-of-the-way spots to store belongings also makes a room feel larger. Installing rods or organizers on the backs of closet doors keeps shoes and accessories neat and out of sight. Under-bed storage can keep bulkier items, such as luggage, hidden from view. Large queen- or king-size beds use up the majority of the space in small rooms, but they also provide a wide floor surface for storage bins and under-bed drawers.