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How to customize your small bedroom space

December 14, 2022 | By Roomrs


Let’s face it, living in New York comes with smaller spaces to work with when it comes to decorating your apartment. Many times, bedrooms that can accommodate a queen-size bed, leave little to no room for anything else. With that being said, don’t get discouraged. There are many things you can do to customize your room, even if you have less space.


Plants are a great way to bring more life and color to your bedroom. Opt for smaller plants that would fit nicely on a windowsill or shelf. Additionally, consider plant pots that can hang from the ceiling, in order to optimize your space. When choosing a vase or planter, pick something with a fun color or design that highlights your personality, and brings more character to the room. Think of it as accessorizing! And don’t forget to brush up on plant care to make sure your new additions flourish.


Putting artwork on your walls will definitely add an extra oomph to your bedroom. Artwork is something that is totally customizable to YOU. Browse the internet for images that you like, find a frame, and ta-da; you’ve just made a huge improvement to your space that is simple, easy, and cost-effective. You can even choose to frame family photos, pictures you’ve taken with friends, or your favorite photo of your dog. Whatever you decide, it makes your place feel more homey.

Add shelving

Shelving adds extra storage space and creates more room to accessorize. Plus, hanging or floating shelves don’t comprise the little space you already have, because you install them onto the wall. There are so many different types of shelves you can buy that vary in size, color, length, shape, and material; and can easily be matched to your desired room aesthetic. Not to mention, you can decorate your new shelves with anything from candles, plants, trinkets, books, and so much more.




Speaking of candles, they are absolutely a must-have when it comes to home decor. Not only do they smell fantastic, but they also double as room accessories. You can burn one while watching tv, reading a book, or even as part of your self-care routine (lighting a candle right before taking a bath is top tier). Pro-tip, make sure you keep a few extra candles handy, so you never run out!


Strategically adding decorative mirrors to your room can make it appear much larger than it actually is. There are also so many designs to choose from, you can curate them in a way that compliments the space. And why stop at just one? Depending on your available wall space, you may be able to add two, or even three decorative mirrors!

Removable wallpaper

Removable wallpaper is ideal for rentals, as it uses a peel and stick method that can be applied and removed easily. There are hundreds, if not thousands of designs to choose from; so pick one, and dedicate a wall in your room to being an accent wall. This can immediately add an extra flair to your bedroom, without the hassle of painting, or using something more permanent that could potentially end up damaging the wall.

Adding extra seating

Yes, you don’t have a huge amount of extra space, to begin with, but purchasing something like a small ottoman can be a terrific addition. Fortunately, ottomans can also be used for storage if you buy one that has a lid on it. Therefore, it serves multiple purposes. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can attempt to make one by looking up a DIY.



Decorative bedding

If you’re looking to customize your room, adding decorative bedding is a great place to start. Browse websites for comfortable duvets, throws, as well as lots of pillows! This helps to make your room more inviting, as well as more comfortable. Pick out your room aesthetic, and try to stick to a color theme and style when it comes to your bedding as well. This could be anything from boho, minimalist, contemporary, farmhouse, modern, and so much more!

Add a rug

Keeping in line with design style, adding a rug (that matches your desired aesthetic), can do wonders in elevating the look of your bedroom. It’s something that is very simple but can make a huge difference. Again, there are so many designs to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Get a table or floor lamp

Not only is investing in additional lighting practical, it also adds more pizazz to your room. You can opt for a small table lamp, or just get a standing floor lamp. To optimize your space fully, you can even get one of those lamps that attach directly to the wall!


If even the thought of furniture shopping absolutely distresses you, check out Roomrs fully furnished apartments. They have all the necessities, so all you need to do is add the finishing touches!

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