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Minimalist luxury in a small and stylish bedroom

01-May-2019
An interior designer took on the challenge of creating a calm and stylish bedroom in a small space, balancing plenty of storage with a minimalist look.
A bedroom with a neutral colour scheme, double bed, wooden bench and wicker lamp.
IKEA interior designer Helen Svensson.

Meet the interior designer

“I wanted to show that it’s possible to achieve a relaxing, stylish bedroom that feels spacious, even in a small room,” says interior designer Helen Svensson. “I hope you’ll be inspired by the design.”
A bamboo lamp hanging low over a bed and a square storage unit on the wooden wall behind.

Go natural

Use natural materials to add warmth to a minimalist palette. “I mixed bamboo, rattan, linen and cotton in natural shades,” says Helen. Wall-mounted EKET storage serves as a space-saving bedside table. “The KNIXHULT pendant lamp gives a warm and welcoming atmosphere, without taking up space on the ‘table’.”
A bed with grey and white bedding and a rattan storage box underneath.

Smart with space

Helen chose the MALM bed frame for its clean, minimalist design and added a storage box under the bed. “The RÖMSKOG box makes the most of the floorspace taken up by a large bed, and the braided rattan suits the room’s natural look. It has a lid, so your out-of-season clothes will remain dust-free and ready to wear.”
A gallery of black and white pictures on a wall above two white chests of drawers.

Double-duty drawers

Add style to a storage unit. “I put two MALM chests of drawers side-by-side to provide lots of storage for a couple, but it also creates a beautiful display area for plants and books,” says Helen. “To keep the feeling of space and light, I hung a gallery of posters on the wall above with some additional lamps.”
A full-length mirror on a grey wall next to a rattan chair and a pile of magazines.

Clever corner

Transform a wasted bedroom corner into a dressing area. “The NISSEDAL mirror serves a practical purpose, but it also reflects light around the room to make it feel bigger than it is,” says Helen. “The NILSOVE chair gives you somewhere to sit and read magazines for inspiration.”
Clothes and a basket hanging on wooden hooks on a grey wall.

Stylish storage

Use wall storage to get more from a small space. “Made out of bamboo, SKUGGIS hooks are a perfect way to save floorspace without spoiling the look of the room. I added a rattan basket so you can store accessories right next to the outfit you’ve picked out for the next day.”
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Interior designer: Helen Svensson
Photographer: Sandra Werud