5 Small-Bedroom Hacks You Never Thought to Try
We never tire of investigating new ways to maximize a small space. When we learned global fabric house Kravet had teamed up with interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks to launch the first designer series from its new bedding line—Inspired by Kravet—we tapped the inimitable designer for his best-laid plans on making any petit boudoir feel as grand as possible. We learned a few new expert-only tricks.
"Priority #1 is to keep your bedroom clean, crisp, and uncluttered," Marks tells us, emphasizing organization as a must for tighter quarters. "Anything that interferes with sleeping—like computers, phones, and clothing—should be stored out of sight in either a closet, a dresser, or in another room altogether." Eliminate your TV set from your bedroom, and practice unplugging from the digital world a half-hour before bed—both rituals we love.
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Don't hesitate to experiment with vibrant color. "Most people go neutral in small spaces," says Marks. "But I always go bright. A punctuation of color is where your eye goes, so if the room is small, make it cheery by bringing in a color like canary yellow."
Turn On the Bright Lights
Practice the art of conscious uncoupling when it comes to matching bedroom furniture. "Use one nightstand on the side of the bed instead of two," Marks emphasizes. "Leave enough room for a large bouquet of flowers to coordinate with the bedding." Waking up to fresh florals is an idyllic start to the day.
Something For Your Side Hustle
Steer clear of dense window treatments. "Hang very light and airy window coverings. Unstructured and unlined ones will ensure your bedroom is well lit during the day, but dark enough to sleep well at night," Marks tells us. "I prefer a sheer roman shade, which makes the walls seem bigger. I created many sheers when I did my collection for Kravet."
"Keep your bed off of the floor to help make the room appear bigger," says Marks. "If the bed can stand on platform legs, six to eight inches off of the floor, the room and bed will not appear as abrupt within the room." Go for raised platform frames with clean, architectural lines to keep the aesthetic clutter-free.
Take Me Higher
Inspired by Kravet is available exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond.
What do you think of Marks's tips? We want to hear how you maximize your small space at home.