I’m beyond excited to be a guest blogger today on Chic Modern Vintage. Thank you so much Tonia for inviting me to share my love of design with your wonderful readers. My name is Typhanie Peterson and you can usually find me over at Shoebox Décor where I discuss decorating small spaces on a shoestring budget.
Today I would like to talk about decorating a small bedroom. Many people think that there is only one way to arrange their small space, when in fact there are always a number of different combinations that might work. When designing your shoebox space the two most important things to keep in mind are scale and balance. Scale is selecting items that are the right size for your room, and balance is making sure everything flows well so the room doesn’t feel haphazardly put together. Once you have these two aspects down you can start to arrange your small bedroom in the style of your liking. Images from my new favorite book “The Well-Dressed Home” by Annette Tatum will help us visualize this simple small bedroom in three different ways.
Option One: Chic and Elegant
If you would like to create a bedroom that is chic and elegant I suggest you keep the furniture arrangement simple while using lots of texture and detail to bring interest to the room. A bed, secretary, night stand and some form of seating is all you need to anchor your small bedroom. An upholstered headboard with a bold geometric pattern is the focal point in this chic room. Textured pillows and flowing window treatments become icing on the cake.
Option Two: Modern and Light
It seems as though every time I’m asked to create a modern bedroom floor plan, all the elements in the room tend to gravitate around a flat screen TV. (42’ or larger). Because of this the most important piece of furniture in the room becomes whatever the TV is sitting on or hanging over. A beautiful streamlined dresser will anchor any modern bedroom perfectly while giving you more storage. Keep the rest of the room light with just a bed and two night stands. You can always add extra seating if you want but I find that chairs rarely get used in this setting.
Option Three: Vintage and Regal
Vintage inspired bedrooms are always my favorite. There is no TV and no hoopla. It’s all about the people in the room and the furniture. A simple seating area can be created by using a side table and a Louis arm chair or wingback chair. A George II chest on chest can provide all the storage you will ever need, while a weathered iron bed adds charm and romantic character. Soft fabrics of different textures help to finish the regal feel.
There you have it, the same small bedroom viewed in three different ways. I hope my post today provides you with inspiration when arranging your small space…Happy Decorating Everyone!
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