No matter the size of a room, there are ways that you can make the space appear larger, even if it contains a queen-sized bed. Think minimalist when it comes to the other furniture in the space. Decorate the room with the right color scheme to create the illusion of a larger bedroom. Does this Spark an idea?
Paint the walls a light color. Consider shades of white or pastel shades of blue, yellow or pink. Light reflects off pale colors, giving the impression of a larger space.
Position the bed on the longest wall of the room. Place the head of the bed against the wall. If the room is very small, position the bed so that there is some space on either side. Do without a nightstand, if necessary.
Use only the most essential pieces of furniture. If there isn't space for a nightstand, place a decorative trunk at the foot of the bed. Besides offering storage, it can hold the necessary items you would normally place on a nightstand. Opt for a tall dresser or chest of drawers rather than a wide unit; it will take up less floor space and add a vertical dimension that will draw the eye upward, creating the illusion of more space.
Frame the bed with a delicate headboard. Choose a headboard that is upholstered with light-colored fabric or a brass headboard. An oversize or dark-wood headboard will make the queen-size bed appear even larger.
Cover the windows with light-colored, floor-to-ceiling curtains. Choose lace, sheers or curtains made from light-colored, thin cotton. Floor-to-ceiling curtains will help to draw the eye upward and make the room appear larger.
Hang mirrors on the walls. Display a decorative mirror above the bed. Another idea is to hang a set of mirrors on the wall opposite a window. Mirrors reflect light, adding to the illusion of a larger space.