Everyone dreams of having a large and luxurious bedroom; a sanctuary in any living space. At Lerner Parc Dulles, we are proud to offer spacious floorplans to all of our residents. But because bedroom furniture can be large and bulky, even a big space can feel small and crowded. But with a little redecorating and some reorganizing tricks, the smallest bedroom can look open! Below are our top five tips for making a small bedroom look bigger.
1. Mirrors and Other Reflective Elements
Mirrors and reflective elements trick the eye into making a space look much larger than it actually is. For a beautiful visual element, hang a large mirror over your bed, with another mirror on the wall directly across from it. Choose reflective surfaces for your bedside table or dresser to create a visually pleasing overall design.
2. Keep it Clean
Clutter is the number one culprit when it comes to making a room look smaller. By keeping everything clean and organized, you will already be on your way to achieving a visually larger bedroom. To achieve this, make it a point to keep clothes and other items off your floors at all times. Use the space under your bed to store extra items, and try to keep surfaces such as your dresser, desk, bedside table, etc., free of any items and clutter. Make your bed each morning and clean up regularly to achieve the look and feel of a large bedroom.
3. Avoid Heavy Curtains
Dark curtains and window treatments made from heavy material tend to close in a room, making it appear smaller than it actually is. To achieve a bedroom that looks larger, avoid dark window treatments or heavy curtains over your window. Instead, opt for light blinds, or go completely without window treatments to let in the bright natural light we enjoy at Lerner Parc Dulles in Sterling, Virginia.
4. Invest in Multifunctional Furniture
This tip applies to more than just your bedroom if maximum space is your overall goal. Multifunctional furniture is furniture that serves more than one purpose, reducing the overall amount of furniture you need within any given space. This is beneficial because it frees up space within your bedroom, creating a more spacious feel overall. Multifunctional furniture in the bedroom may include doubling a vanity dresser as a desk, or a bedside table as a bookshelf. The possibilities are endless with a little bit of creativity.
5. Choose Monochromatic Colors
Monochromatic colors create a larger-looking room because they blend into one another, rather than closing in and clashing with one another. Choosing a monochromatic color scheme involves picking out one color, and then pairing it with the same color in a different tint or hue. This creates a visually larger space, and tends to look elegant and timeless.
Find the Apartment of Your Dreams in Sterling, VA
At Lerner Parc Dulles in Sterling, Virginia, you are sure to find a spacious and beautiful apartment to call home. Our apartment homes are designed with our residents in mind, including features that ensure our floorplans are the absolute best place to call home. In addition to resort-style fixtures and spacious living areas, our community includes resort-style amenities that you simply will not find at other communities in the area. Life at Lerner Parc Dulles is truly a treat, so come get a taste by visiting us in Sterling today!