Paint vertical stripes
If your ceiling is short, vertical stripes are an ideal way to make the room feel taller and therefore more spacious. Just be careful of making the stripes too wide as this will make the room feel shoter again.
Make your bed the focus
A small bedroom still deserves to make a style statement. Go for an oversized headboard for that boutique hotel bedroom feel and hang bedside lamps from the ceiling to save on space.
Use a big mirror to reflect light
Using mirrors to magnify a small space is an age-old trick that always works. Buy the biggest one you can afford which can fit the space and see the difference it makes immediately.
Choose sliding wardrobes
Cupboard doors that open out can really get in the way in a small space. A smarter option is to choose sliding doors which take up no extra space and even semi-transparent doors which will make your room feel lighter (but you'll have to keep the insides tidy!)
Choose built-in furniture for loft bedrooms
Standard-sized furniture can be tricky to fit into a small loft bedroom with irregular angles. But investing in custom-built cupboards and drawers will allow you to utilise every inch of space.
Look for beds with in-built storage
If storage is a problem in your bedroom, choose a bed with pull-out drawers. Even better, a bed with a lift-up base will give you oodles more storage.
Swap curtains for a sleek blind
Fussy curtains are the easiest way to make small rooms look even smaller! Keep windows clear of fabric by choosing a neat roller blind that covers only the actual window.
You can't afford to waste any space in a small bedroom - so choosing corner cupboards is the perfect solution to getting all the storage space you need.
Fit a teenager's desk under the bed
Small bedroom desks for teenagers can be hard to track down. A simpler solution is to buy a high level bed with enough space beneath for desk, chair, computer and even a wardrobe. Kids will love it!
Choose plain carpet
Although patterned carpet is back in fashion, it can overwhelm compact rooms. Stick to plain designs in pale shades to introduce a light, airy and spacious feel. Think soft neutrals like oatmeal, biscuit or mushroom.
Mix and match different textures
Neutrals work best in a small space, but they don't have to be boring. Layer up the bed with lots of different textures to add interest, and choose luxe fabrics such as linen, silk, cashmere and lambswool. Don't forget a fluffy rug on the floor to finish the look.