How to Make a Small Bedroom Look Larger

Potential home buyers often prize ample space as one of their top must-haves when shopping for their dream home.

Bedrooms can be tight on space, so what do you do if your bedroom doesn’t measure up?

Making your small bedroom look bigger takes a bit of thought and ingenuity, but rest assured, it can be done! There are several steps that you can take to make your bedroom look bigger. You do not necessarily need to do all the things on this list, but try them out to see what works best for you.

Here are 3 tips to get you started…

1. Add hardwood and ditch the carpet

Hardwood floors make a bedroom look bigger. The room visually expands when you remove carpet from the floor. The crisp lines around the edge of the room carve out a well-defined space. The room also looks taller because there is a clear line from ceiling to floor. If you get cold feet in the morning, add a small throw rug next to the bed.

2. Choose paint colors mindfully

Darker colors can make a room seem smaller than it is. Instead, opt for light colors, which reflect light and help the bedroom appear more open and airy. Painting trim a lighter color than the walls can make the walls appear farther back, also visually enlarging the space.

3. Clear excess furniture from the floor space

Keep furniture in a small bedroom to a minimum. You can put the bed on risers to add a storage area for items that may otherwise take up valuable floor space. Do you have a television in the bedroom? Hang your TV on the wall to open up extra floor space and give the room a more modern, streamlined look.


If you’re interested in selling your home, and have a small bedroom on your hands, use these tips to make a better impression on home buyers. Speak with an experienced Real Estate Professional to get a customized game plan that maximizes your home’s market potential.


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