How to Decorate a Small Bedroom

Our Favourite Ways to Decorate a Small Bedroom

Sometimes a small bedroom can feel like a pretty big hindrance. But with a few tips and tricks you can find ways to save space and create a cosy haven that has room for everything you need. There are even ways to make a small bedroom look and feel much bigger. Read on to find out some of our favourite ways of decorating a small bedroom.


One excellent perk of having a small bedroom is that, the less wall space there is, the less wallpaper you need! If you like the idea of wallpaper but are short on time or funds, a small bedroom provides the perfect opportunity.

Explore our bedroom wallpaper collection for all our favourite designs. If you want to make the room seem bigger or airier, go for lighter colours. If you like a cosier, more intimate feel, dark colour palettes work well.




Stripes are great at creating the illusion of space. Vertical stripes can make ceilings feel higher and horizontal ones give the impression of increased breadth. Plus, this classic and well-loved design will fit with most interior decor schemes. Learn how to paint stripes on a wall using our blog or take a look at our striped wallpapers.

Light Colour Palettes

If you want to make a small bedroom feel bigger, we suggest using pale colours as the base of your palette. Whites, duck egg blues, pale greys and lilacs are all good choices for your walls. You can then add shots of colour using things like wall art, bedspreads, blankets and rugs.


Feature Wall

Feature Wall

If you’re a fan of bold colours and designs but don’t want to overpower a small space, why not have a feature wall? Feature walls look great behind the bed and provide an exciting focal point without making things feel too busy. We’d suggest painting the other walls a neutral colour and then choosing a brighter shade, or perhaps even a wall mural or some wallpaper, for the feature.


Hanging mirrors in your bedroom is another effective way of making it seem like there is more space than there is. You could have a large mirror as a centerpiece on one of your walls, or mirrors of different sizes arranged in a gallery. Not only are they functional, but they can also be quite beautiful alternatives to traditional wall art.

Wall-mounted cabinets & shelving

An important thing to preserve in a small bedroom is floor space. So, instead of having a bedside table, why not have a wall-mounted cabinet? These can be high enough that you have room for things like a desk or laundry basket underneath. For the same reasons, it’s also a good idea to have wall-mounted shelving rather than freestanding bookcases.


Underbed Storage

When it comes to decorating a small bedroom, you need as many space-saving techniques as possible. A favourite, of course, is using under-the-bed storage. This is the perfect way to store large items that you don’t constantly need to hand, such as bedspreads, sheets and blankets. You can also store your summer clothes under the bed in winter, and vice versa.

Minimalist Wall Art

Wall Art

If you like to have things hanging on your wall, why not invest in some minimalist wall art? These add decorative flair to a room without making it feel cluttered. Here at Graham & Brown, we have a whole range of art pieces that would suit a small bedroom, particularly in our metal wall art and abstract wall art collections.

Want more inspiration when it comes to renovating small spaces? Take a look at our unique hallway paint ideas.