8 Decor Tips for a Small Master Bedroom

Square footage isn’t a requirement for a gorgeous bedroom. Your master bedroom may be on the small side, but you don’t have to compromise on style! Take a look at these eight decorating tips to make your master bedroom feel cohesive, cozy, and larger than life.

Choose a short, simple bed frame

Your room will quickly look cramped if your bed takes up a good portion of the vertical space. By choosing a short bed frame, you free up more space above your bed and give the appearance of a larger room overall. Additionally, choosing a bed with exposed legs helps create a sense of extra space. 

Mount your bedside lights on the wall

Rather than placing lamps on your bedside tables, create the illusion of more space by mounting wall sconces. If you’re a renter, search for plug-in wall sconces for a temporary, elegant solution. Sconce lighting frees up surface area — making your bedroom look less cluttered — while visually drawing the eye upwards toward the light. 

If you are not a fan of sconces (or simply don’t want to bring out the drill), tall floor lamps work similarly by clearing up space, bringing the eye upward, and making a room look large. 

Decorate with faux plants

Figuring out how to decorate a master bedroom that’s short on space can be tricky. When decorating a smaller room, it’s wise to keep most décor simple and streamlined.

Faux houseplants are the perfect way to add pops of color and interest without making things feel overcrowded. A few thin, tall plants (like a fiddle leaf fig tree)can draw the eye upward, making the ceilings look higher, and the room feel more spacious.

Purchase a matching bedroom set

Filling an already small room with a mismatched hodge-podge of furniture is bound to make it appear downright tiny. Clashing furniture results in a room that looks disorganized and cramped!

By purchasing your bedroom furniture as a cohesive, complete set — like the Nashville set from CORT Furniture Outlet — you can easily make your small bedroom look larger.

Decorate with mirrors

When decorating a small master bedroom, mirrors are a major must-have. Decorating with mirrors is one of the oldest (and most effective) tricks for making a small space look bigger. Mirrors reflect light and create an illusion of depth — so,  the more, the merrier!

A fun starburst mirror looks gorgeous hung above a bed, while a sleek, rectangular mirror is ideal for mounting above a dresser. 

Less is more when it comes to bedding

One of the best tips for decorating a small master bedroom on a budget? Do less! It might be fun to collect throw pillows and blankets, but excess bedding can make your space look busy and crowded. 

Instead, create a minimalist, airy look by sticking only to the bedding you genuinely need. The less space your actual sleeping area takes up, the larger the rest of your bedroom appears. Plus, who wants to organize all of those pillows every day?

Think like a design pro: stick to solid, light neutrals

Using dark colors in a small space will quickly make your bedroom feel unnecessarily constricted. Dark colors absorb light and visually shrink a space, while light colors reflect light, providing the desired illusion of more space. Embrace light neutrals to make your room feel bright and spacious!

You don’t need to swear off dark colors or bold patterns completely: Instead, keep large items (like your bedding, window coverings, and rugs) in a light, neutral palette. The same goes for the color you paint your walls

Minimize the clutter

If you don’t need it, get rid of it. If you do need it, keep it organized! When you have a small bedroom, everything must have its place. 

If you’re short on storage, consider buying dual-purpose pieces with built-in storage, like this storage ottoman. You can save a great deal of space by getting a bed with drawers. 

Keeping organized is important in a small space – don’t let your bedroom disappear under excessive clutter!

Make the most of your master bedroom with CORT Furniture Outlet

When decorating your small master bedroom, look no further than the wide selection at CORT Furniture Outlet! Our affordable catalog of both gently used and new bedroom furniture is always expanding. Plus, one of the major benefits of shopping at CORT Furniture Outlet? The ability to take home your furniture the day you purchase. Shop online and pick up in-store today!

Find Furniture