Small Bedroom Makeovers

We all love a good makeover… it’s why home and garden television exists, after all. Who doesn’t love to compare a drudgy old space with a  bright shiny new one? Well, we’re no exception! When dealing with a small bedroom, a before and after makeover can seem all the more dramatic because it’s your personal space…not a public one. It’s a refection of you and your personality, (or it should be!) but it also has to take into account that your bedroom is small and lacking space for storage and display. Here are some top picks for small bedroom makeovers that we think will inspire you to stop living in that small, dark room and make a difference in your most personal living space!

This first small bedroom makeover (and it’s small! Check out that ceiling above the bed!) is from House Beautiful, and shows us a great example of taking the emphasis off the negatives in our bedroom.


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From Real Simple, check out this sunny makeover. Replacing the cluttered wall art with a large scale graphic quilt, and using white on the bed and nightstands creates a whole new (but not boring!) look for this small bedroom.


Bedroom makeover before




A fresh blue gray on the walls and a new rug create whole new feel for this room. The old headboard was used for warmth, but the nightstands are wall mounted and clear to make the space appear less cluttered.






This twin girls room takes advantage of these matching headboards to create design impact, but then keeps the bed a pale color. Cubes replace dresser storage.






This guest bedroom was tiny to start… Adding a mirrored wall expands the space, and cozy accessories makes the bedroom warm and inviting.






From Kristen Duke, this master makeover is just paint, fabric and DIY!



So let these before and after makeover photos inspire you to make over your small bedroom!

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Image Credits: benjamin moore, House Beautiful, Real Simple, Real Simple, Southern Living, Southern Living, Kristen Duke Photography


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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

1 Comment

  1. tania teigen
    January 30, 2016 / 2:25 am

    These rooms are beautiful. Sadly they are not what I would consider small. We just downsized from 4300sq Ft to 888sq Ft. My new bedroom is 7 1/2×10 1/2. Our king size had to go. Our queen size barely fits. I had to hang crates on the wall for a nightstand. My husband has to crawl across to get in. So you can see why these are lavishly large. Lol

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