Organizing a small apartment requires the right furniture.

Small bedrooms can be seriously tricky to decorate. Bedrooms require a lot of hefty furniture, and dealing with a small space can leave you feeling like you live in a doll house. You don’t have to sacrifice on your furniture and you don’t have to feel cramped. Learn how to decorate your small bedroom like it’s a relaxing, expansive oasis.If you want your small bedroom to feel larger, you need to consider the furniture you’re trying to fit in there. You should have pieces that work harder for you. Custom Bed frames with under-bed storage are a great way to eliminate the need for a dresser. If you need a dresser in your space, get one that can double as a vanity with a large mirror. As far as your bedside tables, they should be small and have closed storage. Multiple drawers will help to hide any visible clutter and store things like your glasses and your latest book or magazine neatly.

Also consider the size of your bed. If your bedroom is short on space, you shouldn’t have more than a queen-sized bed in there. Unless you’re co-sleeping with an entire family, there’s really no need for a king-sized bed, especially when space comes at a premium.

Measure all your mandatory furniture before you move into your bedroom. If you can, hire a team to take care of furniture assembly. Some furniture stores even offer sofa disassembly and reassembly so you can get what you need into the room without damaging the walls or your items.

If you have extra space after you have your mandatory furniture in the room, consider putting a small bench and side table to create a sitting area and give your small bedroom a dual-purpose. Even something as simple as a collapsible table with a small lamp will make your bedroom feel larger. A collapsible table is best because you can remove it when you need the extra space, and put it back in if you’re going to be having guests or showing off your new place. You can get a deep trunk and put a padded cushion on the top for your bench, or you can get a regular padded bench and use it as a sitting area and clothing storage.

As far as the walls are concerned, don’t paint your bedroom a dark or bright color, as that will make the already small space feel even smaller. White space is your best friend when you’re looking to make a space look larger. Framed artwork on the walls will dress up your walls enough while still allowing the space to look bright and cheery.

You can have the bedroom of your dreams in a small space and you don’t have to sacrifice (much). Just make a plan before you move in, and decide which pieces of furniture are mandatory and which are not. When you get in to the new place, stick to your plan and you’ll love your place in no time.