It is safe to say that the bedroom in every home is the most important room in the house. It is the place we retire to after a long day so it’s important for it to be a relaxing environment, it is also the place where we can have our privacy if we aren’t sharing room with family or friends.
You want to arrange your bedroom in a practical manner so you can move around the space as you go through your daily routine. It’s easy to create a beautiful room without sacrificing your personal style.
Here are a few tips you can follow to arrange your bedroom furniture in an appealing and functional way.
The bed (furniture)
The bed is generally the most important piece of furniture in the room, which makes it the most important for you to arrange.
The placement of your bed is highly dependent on the structure and spacing of your room, However one popular placement of the bed is in the centre of the wall across from the door. This makes the bed the focal point of the room. The other good choice for your bed is along the longest wall in the bedroom.
Leave enough room around the bed so you can easily get up and down from the bed. If only you sleep in the bed, you can push the bed against a wall. If you share a bed with another person, you want to leave enough space on both sides of the bed so both people can easily get in and out of the bed.
The dresser is the second largest piece of furniture in a bedroom for most people. If you have one, Place the dresser directly across the bed to balance out the room.
If you are a TV watcher, you can place your television on top of the dresser. The television should be across from the bed if you plan on watching a lot of TV in bed. Placing it on top of the dresser saves you from needing an extra table for the television. If you don’t watch TV but read a lot, then use the dresser as a bookshelf.
After placing these items, decide if there is room for other items. Also think about what other things you need in your bedroom. Do you need a desk to do work at? Do you want a chair to read and relax in? Finish off your bedroom by placing furniture that fits your needs.
Place a desk with a chair in the room. You can buy a flat desk that fits along an empty wall space or under a window, or buy a corner desk that fits snugly in a corner and out of the way.
Place a mirror in the room. This can accompany a vanity, be placed with the desk, or just hung on the wall.
Add bookcases. If you need shelf space for books, photos, and other belongings, place a bookcase along an empty wall.
Create a seating area. In a small room, this can be something as simple as a stool or bench. In a large bedroom, you can have chair or a sofa for your seating area.
Lamps in different areas of your bedroom
Consider placing lamps in places where you will be reading, watching television, or relaxing. You might want to mount lights in the ceiling or in the wall.