Small bedrooms can have a big impact with the right design. Whether you opt for the illusion of more square footage or embrace what you have, there are endless ways to make a small space livable and chic.
Here are 31 inspiring small bedroom ideas to try.
In a contemporary farmhouse in Los Angeles, the petite Italian seashell bed came from the owners’ former house in Europe, the mirrored side table is from , and the chandelier was found on .
An intimate guest room in the poolhouse of a 19th-century farmhouse contains a bed dressed in , a Swedish painted chest and a rug by ; the matchstick Roman shades are custom.
Tucked into a tidy alcove in Steven Gambrel's Art Deco apartment, this custom bed is upholstered in a fabric, while the houndstooth pillows are in a fabric, and the 1950s sconces are by Ignazio Gardella.
In John Robshaw's country home, the cozy guest room’s headboard, bedding, and curtain fabrics are all by Robshaw, and the walls are painted in Dark Lime by Benjamin Moore.
In Ninni Ryott's diminutive rural cabin, a tiny sleeping loft is fitted with a bedside stool from , and the white linseed-oil paint on the walls is by Kulturhantverkarna Färg.
In the guest bedroom of a Paris apartment, the custom forged-iron bed frame is finished in gold leaf and is dressed with pillows in Robert Normand and Lelièvre fabrics. The light fixture is a 1940 plaster bird sculpture, and the curtains are of a Pierre Frey chintz and Dedar fabric.
Inside a historic house in upstate New York, the grey-and-white guest room downstairs makes a case for the less-is-more approach. The bed is dressed in linens by , the side chair was found in India and the stool is from . The lithograph is by .
In Northern France, the daybed in this guest room is Louis XVI, and is the perfect, small-space alternative to a large bed frame. The side table in the same style is from the 19th century.
The custom bed in this Oakland, California guest room is a sleek twin size, maximizing floor space without sacrificing comfort. The linens are by Ralph Lauren Home, the floor lamp is by Original BTC, the rug is Persian, and the glitter-on-canvas artwork is by René Garcia, Jr.
In a tight guest bedroom in Paris, the custom day-bed, walls and curtains are in Pierre Frey fabrics. French doors flood the space with natural light, making the space feel larger.
In a young couple's monochromatic Swedish home, the master bedroom blends white and cool brown for a color scheme that makes the petite space feel more open and airy. The bed is by , and the lamp and stool are vintage.
The 18th-century sleigh bed in the master bedroom of a Paris pied-a-terre is covered in a Travers fabric; the 17th-century Italian wall sconce is from Galerie Sylvain Lévy- Alban.
In art and furniture dealer Ralph Pucci's Long Island beach house, a guest bedroom is characterized by whispers of grey and blue, which give the small space some big personality. The bed is dressed in bedding by , and a Bertoia chair is paired with a vintage Indonesian desk. The photograph is by .
In a couple's 19th-century villa high in the hills on the isle of Capri, even the home's smaller spaces offer an easygoing, contemporary retreat. In the tiny guest room, an installation of porcelain roses is by Art et Floritude. The marble tub is antique, and the floor is paved with travertine tiles.
In Ralph Lauren executive Buffy Birrittella's East Hampton home, the bed in the master bedroom is from the Sundance Catalog. It is dressed with linens and an antique American quilt. The blanket chest and Tramp Art mirror are vintage, the sconces are by Ralph Lauren Home and the bedside table is custom made.
Ceramist Amanda Moffat's Brooklyn townhouse has a big dose of personality with saturated colors, intricate patterns and an array of treasured heirlooms, and the attic bedroom is no exception. The trunk in the attic bedroom belonged to Moffat's mother, the bed is dressed in Coyuchi linens, the 19th-century chair is from John Derian and the walls are painted in .
New York City-based decorator Alex Papachristidis designed two twin beds, upholstered in a Mokum fabric, for the charming guest room in his London apartment. The side table is by John Dickinson.
In the historic 19th-century London house of Milan-based design duo, , a small guest bedroom's headboard, bed skirt, coverlet and wall covering are all of the same Braquenié cottons. The pillows are covered with 19th-century Fez broderie.
Home designer Michael Maher made the most of his small guest room in New Jersey by tucking twin beds under the eaves of the room. Maher designed the upholstered headboards and the coverlets are antique matelassé.
In Brazilian architect and designer Sig Bergamin's Paris home, an 18th-century fabric fragment hangs above the guest-room bed. The chair is Indian and the wall is upholstered in a cotton by .
In designers Amy and Todd Hase's Hamptons home, a tiny guest room is turned into a grand experience by way of an elaborately carved and gilded Qing dynasty wedding bed.
In the compact guest bedroom of a London townhouse, hotelier and designer Kit Kemp used a black-and-white toile de Jouy for the walls, canopy, pillows and bedding, adding texture while maintain a clean, monochromatic color scheme. The artwork is by Dick Bixby, and the faux-shagreen table is Kemp's own design.
The wallcovering, curtains and bedcover in this guest room in a Netherlands home are a classic toile de Jouy. The headboard is custom-made, and the side table is vintage.
In the quaint master bedroom of Larry Laslo's Palm Beach bungalow, the bedside tables, lamps, canopy and bedding are by . The stylish headboard is custom made; the table is by , and the photographs are by Irving Penn.
A Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric drapes the custom-made bed in the master bedroom of this Cape Cod cottage, making the small room seem a tad grander. The bedding is from , and the painting is by John Dowd.
In hair stylist Sally Hershberger's room, photographs create a pyramid shape, giving the small room depth. A Herb Ritts photograph of the Dalai Lama's hands is centered above the bed.
A quaint study area and two small beds fit perfectly in the guest room of this Virginia Tupker-designed carriage house. The curtains are of a cotton and the rug is a vintage Indian dhurrie. The custom beds are dressed with spreads from .
In this Southhampton cottage, fashion designer Lorry Newhouse saturated the walls in whimsical patterns. The wallpaper in the bedroom and the fabric for the chair, bed skirts and curtains are by Rose Cumming. The coverlet and shams are by and the prints and mirror are Victorian.
Earthy tones make two New York designers' Marrakech riad feel cozy rather than cramped. The master bedroom's rug was found in a souk. The bed is dressed with a blanket and linens by and pillow shams by , the floor lamps are by and the drawing is by .
A New York collector fills his bedroom with eye-catching items, lending excitement to every corner of the little space. The bedroom's rug is from , the crewel bedspread was bought in a thrift shop and the English tufted-leather chest was found on . The French lantern is from .