Small Bedroom Retreat Ideas for Spring

Are you looking for spring decor ideas for the bedroom? Today I’m sharing my spring bedroom refresh along with some ideas on how to maximize limited space in a smaller bedroom.

Who loves spring as much as I do? This season always feels like a fresh start. It’s the perfect time to shift from the neutrals of winter to a more bright and colorful palette with beautiful blooms and garden-inspired decor.

Spring cottage small bedroom retreat

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Spring cottage small bedroom retreat

I could have one of the smallest primary bedrooms. After living in our 1920 cottage for almost nine years, I’m convinced of this. Here are a few of the things that were not considered when building a house in the 1920s.

  • Spacious rooms
  • Storage space and large closets
  • An open-concept floor plan

The previous owners added to the house in the late seventies or early eighties and created a very large guest room upstairs that would have been perfect for us. Except for the fact that there is no bathroom on the second level, the stairs are very old and dangerous, and there is no closet.

Spring cottage small bedroom retreat

So we decided to go with a very small bedroom on the main floor and eventually added a bathroom and walk-in closet by using neighboring rooms and repurposing them.

We sleep here, but that’s about it. And here’s the funny thing, we have just enough room for a king-sized bed, a nightstand, and a small table. That’s it!

Spring cottage small bedroom retreat

Luckily, we had a plan. We would create two built-ins in the bedroom. The first, shown above, was where the original closet was. Here’s a side note: after taking the door out that used to be there, we were able to add a table the place to the left.

Spring cottage small bedroom retreat

The second built-in was an afterthought. When we were adding a bathtub to the bathroom on the other side of the wall, it was the perfect time to make modifications and build our cabinet into the wall.

antique cabinet

Did you ever hear the story about this antique cabinet? It’s a great story! It was originally built at the same time as the house. Every previous owner left it for the next, and now it will never leave the house. Pretty sweet, right?

cabinet put in as a built-in

Here’s a before picture of when we had placed our precious antique cabinet in its new forever home.

Spring cottage small bedroom retreat

Now we are able to use this and the other built-in cabinet as dressers for additional storage and our spring home decor.

Peonies on a vintage nightstand

Because of the limited space for furniture, we have very little room for home décor, including light fixtures.

A wall-mounted bedside lamp is always a great idea for limited space. It removes that cluttered feel and gives you more room to display those pretty spring flowers.

Peonies on a vintage nightstand
Spring cottage small bedroom retreat
Spring cottage small bedroom retreat faux mantel

We didn’t have much room to display seasonal home décor.

So, we devised the idea to build a faux mantel for just that purpose. It was narrow enough not to interfere with the walking path and made such a great focal point for the bedroom.

Spring cottage small bedroom retreat
spring décor on a fireplace mantel

This is my favorite way to display seasonal home decor. I always start with a mirror or three!

Then, I add vintage books, flowers, and trinkets. Our spring decor includes daffodils, faux flower blossoms, and potted ivy. I love using vintage containers and vessels no matter what time of year it is.

spring décor on a fireplace mantel
spring décor on a fireplace mantel
spring décor on a fireplace mantel
moss bunny and spring blossoms
faux fireplace mantel surround
Spring cottage small bedroom retreat

Are you ready to hear my next favorite way to add storage space to a small bedroom? A window seat serves two purposes: a place to sit, of course, and a much-needed storage option.

Spring cottage small bedroom retreat

So, let’s address the elephant in the room.

My bedroom is seriously quirky. It’s not set up practically, and because we wanted a bathroom off the bedroom, we had to have our bed on this wall, with the window and the window seat.

So the bed has to sit partially in front of the window, but you get the idea, right? So try to look past it if you can.

No spring bedroom is complete without a bunny. Am I right?

Easter bunnies and nest with eggs spring décor
primroses, bunny vintage books and eggs in nest
  • Wall Paint Color – Glidden Silver Blue Sea
  • Linen Sheets – Parachute
  • Belgian Flax Linen Duvet Cover – West Elm
  • White Shams – HomeGoods
  • Patchwork Quilt – Rachel Ashwell, bought at Mervyn’s many years ago when they were still in business.
  • Blinds – Blind Chalet
  • Bunny Wreaths and Moss Bunnies – HomeGoods
  • Chandelier – Antique Store
  • Wall Lamp – Mouat’s Salt Spring Island, BC Canada (3 years ago)
  • Mirror above the fireplace – Decor Steals
  • LOVE Sign – a small shop in LaConner, WA ( out of business)
daffodils in a yellow vintage toolbox

Until next time,

Happy Spring!

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Other Spring Bedroom Ideas

2 Bees in a Pod – How to do a Spring Refresh in the Bedroom

DIY Beautify – Spring Bedroom Refresh

Our Southern Home – Spring Master Bedroom

Sonya Burgess – Simple Steps to Adding Spring Touches to Your Master Bedroom

Shiplap and Seashells – Small Bedroom Retreat Ideas for Spring

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  1. Your room is so quaint and comfortable looking. I love your built-ins too. Question: Could your bed sit on the mantel/fireplace wall and the mantel be installed on the wall next to the window seat? Another words just flip them around? Maybe a lot of work and maybe the measurements don’t work any better than the situation you already have. Thanks for sharing your lovely bedroom.

  2. I love your small bedroom! We too have a small BR and I love it’s coziness. Your built-ins are genius! Happy Easter

    1. Thanks so much, AJ! We were so happy to have a way to make the built-ins work. I have one on the other side as well.

  3. I love the quirky.. So much better than a plain old room with 4 wall. The sign is so sweet.

  4. Charming is the Word! I would love to curl up in your bed on a rainy day with a pile of books……….wait, maybe the window seat would be my choice. It’s lovely.

    1. Thank you for the compliment, Patricia! I do wish I could use the window seat more, it’s such a great space.

  5. Your bedroom is so charming Kim, and it actually doesn’t look that small online! I actually like the quirks and your built ins are so beautiful! Love the flowers and bunnies and all those little details!

  6. Your bedroom is absolutely stunning. I love the cabinet with the quilts folded in it especially. I have a tiny master bedroom too but it doesn’t have anywhere near the charm that your bedroom has.

  7. Kim – we just love your bedroom! Each time we see your antique hutch makeover – we try to think of ways to do this in our homes. Your tips are perfect as you have showed how to use them in your home. Simply beautiful!

    1. Oh, thank you, ladies! And a special thank you for including me in this spring bedroom tour. I had a lot of fun with you all!

  8. Kim, Your room may be small, but it is delightful. Small is not always a bad thing. I currently have a master bedroom that could certainly be smaller and would still be adequate. Small means cozy, and to me, cozy is just how a bedrooms should be. I love the wall color, it is similar to what we have. Your room is so bright, compared to my dark room with no windows. I will be sharing soon how we are dealing with a bedroom with no windows, YES, we have NO windows in our bedroom due to an awkward addition made by a previous owner. I love your built-ins, they add to the charm of your home!

    1. Thank you, Chloe. It is so true though, we always make what we have work. And if I am being honest, our bedroom is very dark now that we have taken the door to the living room out. I just edited the heck out of the pictures! I can’t wait to read about your bedroom. Thank you for being here. Have a great week my friend.

  9. You may have the smallest master but you have my favorite! Such planning and lovely addition, ie mantle, stool, window seat.
    Thanks for sharing.

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