Do you have an incredibly small bedroom that is lacking in design, storage space, and personality? Do you walk into the room and feel completely uninspired? Are you under the impression that because it’s a small space there is really nothing you can do to improve it? Well, it’s time to think again. Designing a small bedroom does require a few special considerations, but overall, you can create a space that is just as inviting, functional, interesting, comfortable, and trendy as any large-sized bedroom is.

Here are six hacks that will make designing your small bedroom a breeze.

Choose Light, Bright, and Airy Colors

The first tip is to think carefully about the color you choose to paint the bedroom. Typically light colors tend to make a room feel larger, brighter, and airier, so it could be the best way to go. A small space may not be ideal for a feature wall either, as it breaks up the flow and draws attention to the size of the room.

Skip the Oversized Furniture

While that oversized dresser, armoire, and bedside tables may look great in the furniture showroom, the fact is they aren’t made for small spaces. Instead, opt for sleeker, streamlined designs that are specifically created for small spaces. Today, you can find entire furniture lines that are meant for apartment-living, which means they are perfect for smaller rooms.

If you’re worried about a lack of storage space, a closet organizer, under the bed storage, and multi-tasking furniture can certainly help give everything its own place.

Get as Big of a Bed as the Room Will Allow

The one area you do want to go as big as possible on is your bed. Considering the main purpose of your bedroom is for sleeping, you want to make sure the bed you choose is comfortable and provides adequate space.

You also want to be sure you’re getting the most comfortable and supportive mattress possible, which will again help ensure you get a good night’s sleep. In terms of what mattress style to get, today the hybrid-style mattresses are proving to be extremely popular. These are a combination of a traditional coil mattress with a memory foam mattress. It essentially gives you the best of both worlds. You can read more about the best hybrid style mattresses here.

Mount Your Lighting to Save Space

Lighting is extremely important in your bedroom, not just the main overhead light but any sort of task or bedside lighting. Often, people will put bedside lamps on a bedside table, however, in a small bedroom, there may not be enough space. Instead, consider mounting the lighting on the wall beside or directly above your headboard to give that same bedside lighting feel.

Hang Mirrors in Strategic Locations

Most people are aware of the fact that hanging mirrors can also help to make space feel larger, especially when you hang it in a spot that reflects lights (natural or artificial light). Even a large standing mirror leaning against the wall can make a massive difference in how you perceive the space.

Create Horizontal Features to Trick the Eye

Straight from the experts is the tip to use horizontal features like painting stripes on the wall or installing horizontal wood planking on the walls. This tricks the eye into believing space is bigger than it is. It’s also a great way to add a sense of customization and interest to a small space.

Making the Absolute Most of Your Small Space

Each of these tips is meant to make the absolute most out of your small space so you can design a bedroom you love.