5 Factors to Consider for Your Small Bedroom Remodel


Remodeling a small bedroom can be a challenging yet rewarding endeavor. With limited space, it's crucial to make every decision count. The key to a successful remodel lies in striking a balance between functionality and aesthetics. Every piece of furniture, color choice and layout decision can significantly impact how spacious and comfortable the room feels. Small bedrooms, when designed thoughtfully, can become cozy retreats that maximize both space and style.

At CRD Design Build, we understand the importance of maximizing your space while maintaining style and functionality. Our experience in transforming small spaces into beautiful, functional areas allows us to offer tailored solutions that meet your unique needs. Whether you’re looking to create more storage, improve the flow of the room or simply make the space feel larger, our team is here to guide you through every step of the process. 


5 Key Considerations for a Small Bedroom Remodel

1. Size of the Bed

Choosing the right bed size is perhaps the most critical decision in a small bedroom remodel. A bed that’s too large can overwhelm the room, making it feel cramped and uninviting. Conversely, a bed that’s too small might not provide the comfort you need. Here’s a quick guide:

  • Twin or Twin XL: Ideal for very small bedrooms, especially if the room is for a child.
  • Full/Double: A good compromise for a small bedroom that needs to accommodate two people.
  • Queen: Can work in slightly larger small bedrooms, but may require careful planning of other furniture and storage.


2. Ceiling Height

Ceiling height also plays a significant role in how spacious a room feels. If you have a low ceiling, consider these tips:

  • Use vertical lines: Vertical stripes or tall furniture can draw the eye upward, creating the illusion of height.
  • Opt for lower furniture: Lower-profile beds and furniture can make the ceiling appear higher.
  • Lighting: Use ceiling lights or wall-mounted fixtures instead of floor lamps to save space and enhance the sense of height.

3. Tricks to Make the Space Feel Larger

Making a small bedroom feel larger is all about clever design tricks! Here are a few favorites from our design team:

  • Mirrors: Strategically placed mirrors can reflect light and create the illusion of a larger space.
  • Light Colors: Light, neutral colors on walls and furniture can make the room feel more open and airy.
  • Multi-functional Furniture: Invest in furniture that serves more than one purpose, such as a bed with built-in storage or a desk that doubles as a vanity.
  • Curtains: To trick the eye into believing the room is taller, hang your curtains as high as possible.



4. Storage Solutions

Storage is always a challenge in small spaces, but with thoughtful choices, you can make the most of your available space:

  • Built-ins: Custom-built shelves and cabinets can maximize storage without taking up too much floor space. Plus, you can customize your storage according to your unique needs.
  • Under-bed Storage: Utilize the space under your bed for drawers or storage bins.
  • Vertical Storage: Use wall-mounted shelves and hooks to keep items off the floor and organized.
  • Overhead Storage: Install shelves or cabinets above doorways or windows to take advantage of otherwise unused space.


5. Layout and Flow

And finally, the layout of your small bedroom is crucial to ensure a comfortable and functional space. Consider the these ideas to improve the flow of your small bedroom:

  • Traffic Flow: Make sure there is a clear path to walk through the room without obstacles. Avoid placing large furniture pieces in high-traffic areas to keep the room feeling open and accessible.
  • Furniture Placement: Place larger furniture pieces against the walls to open up floor space. This approach helps create a more spacious feel and allows for easier movement around the room.
  • Zoning: Create distinct areas for sleeping, dressing and working to make the room feel more organized and spacious. Use rugs, furniture groupings or even different wall colors to define these zones clearly.
  • Symmetry and Balance: Aim for a balanced look by arranging furniture and decor symmetrically. This can create a harmonious and orderly atmosphere, making the room feel more comfortable and visually appealing.
  • Lighting: Incorporate a mix of ambient, task and accent lighting to enhance the room's functionality and ambiance. Proper lighting definitely helps to make a small space feel larger and more inviting!


In conclusion, remodeling a small bedroom requires careful planning and creative solutions, but is still totally doable! By considering the size of your bed, ceiling height, and incorporating tricks to make the space feel larger, you can transform even the smallest bedroom into a cozy, yet functional sanctuary. For more insights and professional assistance with your remodel, you might be interested in our blog post about the average bedroom size.

At CRD Design Build, we’re dedicated to helping you create a space that meets your needs and reflects your style, no matter the size. Contact us today to start planning your dream bedroom remodel.

Article Categories: Interior Design, Design Tips And Trends, Universal Design, Bedrooms

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