Dream and sleep more soundly in a space that calms and comforts, despite the lack of square inches. See more bedroom decorating tricks, bedroom makeover tricks, and the best before-and-after bedroom makeovers.
photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER
long division A billowy curtain artfully separates living and sleeping areas, creating structure in an open layout. Topped with an object, stacks of books and magazines look deliberate, not like home decorating by hoarders.
Mid-Century Task Floor Lamp, Black
Antwan Coffee Table
Torino Cowhide Pillow 12"x20" Black
photography by DAVID BLACK (DAVID BLACK PHOTOGRAPHY)
unhinged Closet doors that open out would take up a lot of space. Fabric panels solve that problem–and add a swath of warm color to the room.
Amethyst Ceiling Lamp Small Rust
Cargo 6-Drawer Dresser (White)
Amelia Queen Vinyl Bed
photography by PAUL COSTELLO
pure and simple An abjustable light fixture hung from the ceiling saves precious space on the night table, while the minimal bed frame contributes to the room’s airy feel.
Saddle Leather Cot
Luxe Solid XL Throw Cream
Stripe Inlay Coffee Table
photography by MIKKEL VANG
double duty Frame a panel of wallpaper to create the illusion of a headboard without all the bulk–and to give the room some visual punch.
Willa Gray Suede Layered Disc Square Pillow
Kamal Handcarved Wood Side Table
Facet Table Lamp in Silver
Ate Basket with Open Design
photography by SIMON UPTON
triple dose In this studio apartment, a pedestal table is both workstation and nightstand, but when guests come for dinner, it slides easily away from the wall.
Pyramid Dining Armchair
Tulip 40" Dining Table in White
Cambridge Library Sconce
Rory Red Trundle Bed
photography by SIMON UPTON
carving a niche Tucked into a corner or a closet, a bed with a curtain becomes an instant guest room. Pearly or glossy paint brightens the windowless alcove.
Storage Platform Bed
Red Moorish Pillow
photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT
rise and shine Bookshelves that hang from the ceiling make use of wasted space, emphasize a room’s height, and free up the wall and floor beneath them.
Penelope Nightstand, Large, Acorn
Kyra in Pink Pillow
photography by MAX KIM-BEE
up and up Bunks are a tried-and-true space saver, and climbing into bed never seemed more inviting. An oversized cushion plopped into a corner creates an easy reading nook.
Piper Blue Checkers Area Rug
photography by LAURA RESEN
higher ground A nest-like sleeping loft provides a fun perspective and leaves plenty of room below to study, play, and store things.
Davis 36" Brushed Silver Wall Shelf
Complete Puffin Classics - Set of 11
photography by VERONIQUE MATI