Most people would not consider putting a king size bed in a small bedroom, but sometimes we can find ourselves in this situation. You may have moved to a smaller house or perhaps you need a larger bed in order to get a better night’s sleep. Whatever the reason, here are a few ways you can make your king size bed work in your small bedroom.

Start with the big bedroom furniture

When decorating a small room, you’re best off deciding the placement of the big furniture first. Most of the time, this will be the bedroom furniture such as the dresser, bookshelves and so on. By placing the large pieces of furniture first, you’ll be able to create the basic layout of the room. Once there is a clear furniture arrangement, it becomes easier to introduce smaller items such as nightstands and lamps.

Position your bed

With a small bedroom, you have to make do with the space you have. One way to do this is by positioning your bed under or against the window. It’s a good idea to remove the headboard to ensure you aren’t blocking any views or natural light. To create the illusion of more space, you can install a curtain rod that stretches the entire width of the bed. Once you apply the curtains, the bed will be framed in a way that draws the eye upward, giving the impression of a more open room. 

Use the vertical space

With a king size bed in a small bedroom, floor space is going to be scarce. Using your walls is the perfect way to free up some much-needed space. One way of doing this is by using sconces. Installing lighting fixtures on the wall is a great way to reduce clutter around your bed and save space on your bedside table.

You should also consider how to use shelving to maximise space. Every bedroom should have at least one set of shelves, as they are great for storage and decoration. Invest in free hanging wall shelves that you place all the way up to the ceiling and paint them the same colour as the walls to make the room seem more spacious. If you have a bigger budget and you want to go the extra mile, you can have built-in shelves custom-made.

Colour scheme

White is a good choice of colour for a small bedroom as it will brighten up dark corners and make the room feel more airy. Too much white can make your bedroom feel cold and sterile, but you can counteract this effect by accessorising with the right combination of colours. A soft, light colour palette that uses pastels or light greys will help, as will shades of blue and green. Cool hues will make your bedroom look bigger, while warmer hues will have the opposite effect. You can accent with pillows in different patterns and textures to add more colours to your room.

Having a king size bed in a small bedroom does not have to cramp your style. By following these tips and adding your own creative flair, you might be surprised how well a large bed can work in a limited amount of space. If you’re looking for furniture to complement your king size bed, check out Perth’s largest range of affordable bedroom furniture with Furniture Bazaar.