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More advice on giving yourself the best possible spacious ‘liveability’ feel and effect in your h...

Updated: Jun 10, 2023

Recently here on our website blog, we highlighted some key tactics on making rooms - in this case a bedroom   - achieve a more spacious effect through deft organisation and carefully considered and informed furnishing fitting and decor … all compliments of those intuitive experts at Real Homes.

We at Mint are much impressed with knowledge on decor and finishing effects, because we understand that even if you bid for more space via an investment in a home extension or renovation, the decor choices and finishing decisions you take can help you clinch the best possible, most spacious effect from your new extended or re-organised home project space.

best space effect

So, with a focus on particular consideration, reference that new bedroom space you have achieved within your home, read on here for a little more decor and fitting guidance choices and ideas to help you achieve the best space effect possible throughout all rooms in your home.

in scale

Real Homes designer Kathy Kuo points out that for a small bedroom, when buying pieces of new furniture, always be sure to keep your furniture in scale, especially with regards to the bed - quite right of course!

For the bedroom in particular, it’s most important to pick a bed that doesn’t overwhelm the space.' advises designer Kathy. “If your room has plenty of storage space, choose a platform bed that sits lower to the floor. It will create a greater sense of height that will make your room feel more spacious.  On the other hand, if you’re in need of storage, choose a bed that has built-in drawers beneath the frame. Also, you might even be able to forego a dresser which will give you even more space! A fair point that!


Also, best you can, keep it simple with the rest of the room’s furniture too. Adds Kathy - “Its really easy to overwhelm a small bedroom with furniture, so really think about what pieces you actually need in the space and if anything can be multifunctional” ….. and that is a key issue for sure. She adds, “In a small bedroom where floor space is limited, it’s extra important to be very intentional with every furniture item you include. Avoid anything that feels bulky or overwhelming - simple is best.”


When it comes to the lighting, the answer is to try installing wall sconces or pendant lights instead of floor lamps, that might cramp the room. Floating shelves are also a visually appealing and functional option, when looking for a way to incorporate decor elements.

best colours

As for paint colour - that is important too! The best colours for small bedrooms, as with any small room, do tend to be lighter shades and these colours will reflect light, making the room feel bigger. White walls are always a good choice and you can bring in colour in small amounts, through bed linen and accessories.

key issue

Finally arranging the furniture is a key issue of course! Says Kathy, “The best way to arrange a bedroom is to keep the layout as simple as possible, with your bed against the main wall in the room. In terms of storage pieces, if you have alcoves make use of them and position furniture there If not, put the bigger storage items on the opposite side of the room to the bed. Finally, be sure to centre the bed on the main wall if you can.  

We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to the priority planning and organisation of your home whichever room it is. We understand aspects of Home planning, space saving and decor, also including, of course, a well-planned, new home extension or renovation for the Autumn and Winter ahead …. and on into 2022.

We have the expert contacts on hand to ensure your next home project gets sorted exactly as it should be…and at a price that works for you! Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more ‘liveability’. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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