The Flufftastic Fairy Says: Make the Most of Your Small Space - the Master Bed Room

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The Flufftastic Fairy Says: Make the Most of Your Small Space - the Master Bed Room

We live in a small house, just over 1000 sq feet. It was built in the '40's and has a lot of character, that's why we love it!

Unfortunately there isn't always room for all my stuff...

Many people have the same problem and here are some ideas to make your small Master Bedroom more efficient! (Here are some tips for your Living Room, Kitchen & Dining Room)

Paint the walls and ceiling in the same shade, that way corners and boundaries disappear. Lighter shades are better for small rooms, but Master Bedrooms should be intimate and romantic with a darker shade. As long as everything (fabric, drapes, paint) is in the same tones the room will still appear larger. drapes



Midtone paints tend to change colours with the light creating different moods. If you use darker colours, don't paint trim white, it is an eyestopper and you want the eye to keep traveling to make the room seem larger.



The Bed should be the focal point, so position it so that is the first thing you see. Optimal is; Headboard on the longest wall, with no foot board so there is no 'wall' that blocks your sight line. Buy platform beds with built in storage, a must in a small master.bed


No bed skirt makes the room look larger, because you can see light under the bed. (Although I recommend wicker baskets or rubber maid clear plastic storage for under the bed for linens.)

rubbermaid


I don't like putting a bed in front of a window, but if that's the only spot for it, take pleasure in your drapes making a nice 'headboard' at night. Either have no headboard in this case or go for one that is not solid (wrought iron or something with spindles) so the window or drapes aren't blocked.wrought iron bed








A tall headboard draws the eye up and makes the room seem taller. Choose a padded headboard for 'reading in bed' comfort. Keep to the tones of the room, but find another texture to bring to the headboard and it can be your focal point. headboard











If there is room, a bench with storage is always welcome at the foot of the bed. bedbench


Side tables that have storage are optimal, either a shelf or drawers. If you can't find a nightstand in the right width, narrow kitchen cabinets can be re-purposed for this and a nice marble or mirrored top applied. mirrored night stand






To make a room more romantic, silicone antique mirror onto the drawer or cabinet face, but pre-drill the hole for pulls, and don't tighten too much to avoid cracking.




Keep the same palette, but go for different textures, shiny (silk/satin), fuzzy, nubbly, fluffy, can keep the eye moving, but keep the room from being boring.blue fabric

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If your walls have odd angles, consider a paintable wallpaper with a pattern and go right up and over the ceiling. That way angles are wallpaperdiminished and the eye is fooled. A pattern will help, but I'm not sure I would want every last thing papered...




Try bamboo or wooden blinds to make windows seem wider. To make windows seem taller install drapes or blinds above the top of the window, No one will see where the top begins and again the eye is fooled.blinds


An area rug almost as big as the room will expand the room's size visually and add comfort. If the rug is close in tone to the walls it wall also help make the room seem larger.

carpet

Avoid clutter on horizontal surfaces. One large thing makes a statement and becomes a focal point.

Artwork should blend into the colour scheme, restful colours help create a place for relaxing and keep the eye moving.bed art


Place full length mirrors on the closet doors or near a window to expand perceived space and reflect light.

To free up space, wall mounted swing arm lamps are ideal for reading and will leave room on the nightstand for a book and a beverage! bed tablewall mount lamp

Chandeliers make a room more romantic, draw the eye up and don't block the view or stop the eye. Bedside table lamps should have the shade at eye level, so you're not blinded when you're sitting in bed.bedroom




A shelf around the room below ceiling height can hold mementos, but not too many! Remember clutter will always make a room look smaller.
shelf







I'll never recommend a TV in the bedroom, so I have no tips for that. Keep this room for romance and relaxing, studies show you sleep better.


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Rainmaker
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Sherry Scales
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I love your use of the photos to show what you are explaining. You always have great posts!

Jan 15, 2012 10:44 AM #1
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
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Sherry, thank you for the positive reinforcement! I'm very visual so I love photos!

Jan 15, 2012 01:59 PM #2
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Will Hamm
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Hello Peg,  I keep learning from you about do and don't, you are so talent at your job, keep it up.

Jan 15, 2012 02:55 PM #3
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I hope there's a correlation between your reblogs and feature, and when I first reblogged you. LOL

Jan 15, 2012 03:18 PM #4
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

 Will, do you any Realtors here!?! You can recommend me anytime! Thanx for the positive reinforcement!

Caliche, I'm sure there is! Thanx again!

Jan 15, 2012 04:10 PM #5
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Gabe Sanders
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Pretty nifty use of space Peg.  I guess you can make small spaces live much larger.

Jan 15, 2012 10:27 PM #6
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
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Gabe, some of the smaller apartments have murphy beds that double as a feature wall with book case and everything! I learned about a lot of products just by finding photos for these posts!

Jan 16, 2012 03:28 AM #7
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Sally Weatherley
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Peg - More great tips!  I love the idea of siliconing mirror to the front of a bedside table.  You could turn a flea market find into something very glamorous.  Not sure how to drill a hole into the mirror for the knob, but maybe if it was taken to a glass cutter? 

Jan 16, 2012 03:39 AM #8
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Seaside Sally! I love flea market finds! Yes, you can pay to have your mirror drilled and cut to size! There are glass bits for drills. A masonry or tile bit will do in a pinch, they are shaped like a spade at the tip. I've used them on marble tile. Mineral oil and very light pressure, with full speed before touching glass/mirror. Patience is the most important part!

Jan 16, 2012 04:19 AM #9
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Peg--your tips are great.  Such an amazing number of ways to visually expand the space and i love all the photos you've collected here to highlight each point.  Great post. 

Jan 16, 2012 06:14 PM #10
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Janet! Little things can make such an impact and you can do them yourself! The photos take the longest to find, but it's fun, I've found some new products!

Jan 17, 2012 02:46 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Love the photos Peg. Great post for those of us who need ideas for the bedroom. Wait... that's ... ummm...well.

Nice post Peg!

Jan 17, 2012 06:12 PM #12
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Tom, you are too funny! I know what you meant! LOL! Thanx for the positive feedback!

Jan 18, 2012 12:18 AM #13
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Mark Sindone
Archive Storage - Sydney, AU

I actually don't really think that people would think very hard about how they can best manage their master bedroom space to be honest. At the end of the day, not a lot of things get to go in there - a bed, your closet, a night stand… That's probably about it? If you're lucky enough to have enough space in there, perhaps you could squeeze in an arm chair, but otherwise, what else would you really need in your bedroom that you can't put somewhere else in your house?

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