Some rooms are just tricky. My daughter’s bedroom was converted from an attic space many decades ago, so the ceilings are slanted down both sides and the only light enters through a small window on the east end wall. There’s no true closet in this room, just a small storage area accessed through a mini-door. My girls have always referred to it as the “monster closet” (you know, because of the monsters in there!). For her 13th birthday, my daughter asked for a more grown-up room – no pink and no vintage.
This room was often dark and always a bit crowded before, I have found that there are at least five things that can affect how you perceive the size of an interior space: lighting (natural and/or artificial), color, color placement, ceiling height, and furniture arrangement. I considered all of those things when redesigning this space. Popping in a new window dormer on the side wall would have been a great solution, but that was NOT in the budget. Here’s the room before:
Daughter’s Bedroom: Little Girl Version, Melanie G Photography