12 small space bedroom ideas: the decorating dozen.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

facing north with gracia.

when you live in san francisco, and a lot of other big cities, it’s more than likely that your space may be small, and your bedroom smaller. space is at a premium, and so bed sides that can multi-task, and are efficient within the confines you find yourself become most attractive. a shelf above the bed to store small books or collections is perfect because going vertical is always like free space, right? it takes up no floor room at all, and looks great, too. i know what you’re thinking — in earthquake country? but i’m talking light objects — not the entire encyclopedia britannica stored up there! just a few light and lovely objects that perhaps mean something special to you. or perhaps just a simple stool or vintage chair beside your bed, stacked with your favorite reading material. if you find yourself with an extra dinner guest, voilá — there’s your spare chair! here’s an even dozen bedside space saving ideas for you.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a simple vintage crate hung with artwork is a great idea for displaying small collections; and the string lights are space savers too, via fancy.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a bedside reading lamp stacked on books looks pretty darn chic if you ask me, via urban outfitters.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

holly marder’s bedroom makeover is stunning, and i love the magazines tucked away in this vintage nightstand; the retractable reading lamp is wonderful too, via avenue lifestyle.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

when in doubt, go under. i love this palette-like platform bed frame for under the bed storage, via apartment therapy; and below muji’s bare utility bed via house & garden.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

i loved the way bri at designlovefest’s bedroom makeover turned out, and this simple shelf was a perfect solution for small collectibles; photographed by laure joliet.c

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

holly marder shared this gorgeous and very cosy children’s bedroom with a great space saving shelf on decor8.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a simple side table with drawers in always a good place to stash the unsightly stuff, via mx living.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a great looking vintage chair makes for a handy nightstand (and extra seating should you need it elsewhere); the shelves above are an efficient use of space, too, via stadshem.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

this built-in desk could also be used as a nightstand and library space, photographed by bruce buck for the new york times.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay
just a simple black stool with a flower in a vase can look so very stunning, via stadshem.

20 Responses to “12 small space bedroom ideas: the decorating dozen.”
  1. [ Smiles ] Lovely ideas for those who have limited space in their bedrooms.

  2. Sofie says:

    Perfect post! I am redecorating my room and it’s not that big! Great tips :)

    xx Sofie


  3. Lisa says:

    love them all, particularly the one featuring the beautiful exposed beams. that’s my favorite part of our current home.

  4. Kristen says:

    I love this! I’m currently in the process of re-decorating my tiny SF room && this is great inspiration!!

  5. Lindsey says:

    Having just reworked the living room of my 380 sq ft Paris apartment, I’m setting my sights on the bedroom. This is just the sort of inspiration I needed!

  6. Dajana says:

    I dig the simple bedding found in each of these rooms. Makes me want to take a nap.

  7. I love all white rooms. I really want to paint everything white again. Looks so good with all of that natural light.

  8. Shirley says:

    Amazing inspiration, just what I needed to help organize my room!

  9. i love the idea of string light. great post

  10. Tay says:

    These are all lovely, but not one features a dresser or any place to store clothing. What gives?

    • victoria says:

      i was just trying to focus on the bed area of the bedroom, so these photos just don’t depict the remaining parts of the room that may have a dresser.

  11. Melissa Laurel says:

    Aack! I’m DYING for a white duvet or bedspread or white sheets. But with two toddlers that love to play on the bed…sigh. How do people keep them so clean? Am I just a Pigpen?

  12. Ana says:

    Oh that shelving from Designlovefest’s room is all I want for my bed room. But I have the feeling since she posted about it, it’s sold out and they will restock it in November! Who can wait till November? Already schemming how to do a DIY.

  13. Elle says:

    Where can I get the pallet style bed frame?

  14. miran says:

    i love the use of neutral pallets and vintage furniture!!


  15. Kukla says:

    very cool ideas for small spaces and cozy bedrooms :)

  16. Dears, I agree with you! today the essencial spaces are the first rule to follow…!

  17. Natalie says:

    Wow, what a good post! I just moved into a dorm and I can see myself using some of these ideas.

  18. Inspirahogar says:

    Wow! I love this space… i love it :-)

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