Do not squeeze larger pieces of furniture into a small bedroom as this will only accentuate the lack of space. Instead, consider using only one dresser and one nightstand in the bedroom. Wall-mounted nightstands give breathing room to a small space. Also, consider furniture with “legs” as these type of pieces look airier in a small room. Furniture that offers several functions (such as an ottoman with storage inside) is another good consideration.
Make the room look more airy by using lighter-toned colors. And, let in plenty of light so it does not feel dark and cavelike.
Use shallow-type storage (limited to 12-inches deep) to maintain plenty of floor space. Consider storage that rises up to the ceiling to maximize space vertically. If the built-in shelving surrounds the bed, it can also serve as the nightstand.
Mirrors can make a room look more spacious especially when they reflect floor-to-ceiling space.
Hang your drapes high above the window to draw the eye up.
If possible, consider switching a king-sized bed for a queen. In a spare bedroom, consider a day bed as an option to create more space.
Small bedrooms will look larger when clutter is minimized.