One furniture placement idea for a small bedroom is to place shelves next to the bed, with the items on the shelves facing the bed and just about in reach. Additionally, place a wardrobe on the other side of the bed with a mirrored front. This gives the room the impression of looking larger than it is.
Another way to save space in a small bedroom is to hang the headboard on the wall and to have storage space under the bed. If there is no space for a console table next to the bed, erect a tall partition at the foot of the bed, allowing the console table and a lamp to be placed against it.
One trick that seems counterintuitive is to place an extra large piece of furniture in the room, such as a canopy bed with posts that reach almost to the ceiling. This actually makes the room look larger, not smaller, than it is, notes HouseBeautiful.
Opulent wallpaper also takes the mind off the smallness of the space. Mount wall sconces with pleated shades in a color taken from the same wallpaper to free up even more space. Another way to make an otherwise cluttered small bedroom look tidy is to place shelving and storage behind the bed, and conceal it with a curtain.