(Image credit: House to Home)

Some of our favorite bedrooms only have about 18-24" on either side of the bed. That makes about 8' to 9' of width for a bedroom with a queen size bed, which is pretty darn small. But check out how great a compact bedroom can be!

Whether you choose to go soft and monotone (as in the first pic) or cozy and bold (as in the fourth), a small bedroom can surprise even the stiffest holdouts as being comfortable and "just enough".

Images: via Sweet Home Style, Vero & Thierry's SoHo Chalet, Dan & Sarah's Bright Modern Cottage, Storage in the Eaves at Monkey Cottage, Margaret's Recession Proof Home, T&T's Ramped Up Bachelor Pad, Lauren's First Solo Flight , Channel 4, Klikk, House to Home

Re-edited from a post originally published 8.6.10 - AB