NO. 1 MAKE ESSENTIALS A PRIORITY
You don't need a lot of furniture to style a bedroom! Essentials are a bed and dresser... short, sweet, and to the point. Remember, filling up a room with too much stuff will make it feel crowded and small.
(House Becomes Home Interiors)
NO. 2 TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF WALL SPACE
To create the illusion of more space, use art above the bed, nightstand, or an empty wall to create a focal point that will draw the eye upwards.
NO. 3 GET CREATIVE WITH LIGHTING
Lighting is a very important part of interior design. In a smaller bedroom layering the lighting will give it more depth and character. Try using table lamps, floor lamps, or even sconces to achieve a beautiful look.
NO. 4 REEVALUATE THE NIGHTSTAND
Nightstands are NOT potato chips.... you can have just one (or none at all)! If you decide you cannot live without a nightstand, think about using a small side table or even a stool. A smaller nightstand with legs will also give the room a more open feel.
NO. 5 MIRRORS
One of the easiest ways to make the room feel bigger is by adding a mirror. Floor mirrors are great for filling a room without taking up too much space. Having a mirror on the wall tricks the eye, making the room look larger than it actually is.