If you are a college student, it’s a common truth that you will be needing innovative decorating ideas for your small bedroom. Because as a student, you need a neat space to be able to concentrate on your study. And a student, you do know that a messed-up place won’t help you focus on what you’re doing. Here, we have some innovative ideas for you, college students, to decorate your tiny bedroom.
First, you can try to use a closet that acts as your bedroom. This kind of closet will conceal a mini bedroom for you, complete with bookshelves. You can put this closet-bedroom in your real bedroom and use it when you want to go to bed. The tiny bookshelves inside will help you to read a lullaby for yourself, like enjoying light readings before going to bed.
If you live with a roommate, it’s a good idea to use a minimalist furniture that you both can use together. For example, instead of separate beds, you can use a set of bed with two trundles (top and below). This will save place and will make your bedroom prettier. But, in case you don’t like the toddler-ish beds, you can also use bed set with two mattresses instead, so you can put the secondary mattress below the top one when it’s not in use.
Another tips for you is that you can make your mail or magazine storage made from old window shutters. This won’t work with your thick college books though, they might fall down onto the floor cause the shutters are not tough enough to handle them. Nevertheless, you can still save place if you have old fashioned window shutters.
You can also try and add some hooks on the closet doors, in order to save space and make your closet prettier when you open it. Only use those hooks to hang small items like your scarf or hat. Do not use them to hang thick clothes like jacket or jeans. The hooks might not be strong enough and your closet doors might break down.
Your bedroom should also have natural light. You should avoid blocking natural light in a small room, it will make the room stifled and look even smaller. Even sometimes, the only place that makes sense for a bed is right in front of the window. If that’s the case, try a see-through headboard (like the one on this metal frame) to make the most of your sunlight.
The last tip today is, go for mirrored closet doors. Using a mirror to double your room’s visual square footage is a trick that’s been used for centuries. In small bedrooms, this often means replacing your closet doors with mirrored ones. The effect tends to work best when you can take the mirrors from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. This will make some sort of optical illusion for you to think that your bedroom is bigger than before, when you used the wooden closet doors.