Good Questions: Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas?

Good Questions: Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas?

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Janel Laban
Oct 1, 2008

Heather sent us an email: I have a small bedroom challenge! I can't decorate this bedroom. I have a full size bed that I try to move around, but no matter what, it either feels like I shoved it into the corner or it's too close to the door! I've seen some remade bedrooms where the bed is close to the door and they don't look bad if done right...

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I used to have a long dresser in there as well, but took it out because it took up too much floor space. Also, the window lets so much sun in that I had to put those dark curtains up. I'm so sick of this room that I'm open to suggestions. I thought about putting mirrors on either side of the bed to make the room look bigger when you walk in. Are mirrors in the bedroom bad even if you can't see them when you're on the bed? It's a rental and the walls are concrete so that's also limiting.

I'm would ideally like it to look peaceful and organic, maybe even a little romantic. I love color, but you couldn't tell from this picture! The dimensions are 8x11 with 8 1/2 foot ceilings. Help!

Please share your ideas with Heather in the comments below...thanks!

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