Arranging furniture is an art, no, seriously, it’s one of the most important parts about interior design. That’s not to say that it’s best left to the pros, though. Everyone can design their own perfect space with just a little bit of thought and a lot of experimentation. And the bedroom is often the trickiest room to arrange in any new place.
Not only does bedroom furniture typically take up a bigger chunk of room than the furniture in any other room, but it can also be a real pain to reposition your bedroom furniture once you’ve loaded it all in there. But don’t fret. With a little advanced planning, everything will fit. Here’s how to arrange bedroom furniture in your new home. The bed is likely the focal point of this area, so place this item into the room first. The general rule of thumb is to place this piece at the center of the largest wall. This may be the wall opposite the door.
You could experience difficulties due to windows or doors. If necessary, you can also situate this piece off-center or at an angle in a corner. Once you have this focal point in place, you can arrange the rest of the bedroom furniture around it. Remaining furniture must fit in around the focal point to balance and complement it. Most people will place a nightstand on either side of the bed. Nightstands can be a matched set, or they might be different styles of decor.
The main consideration for a nightstand is the height. Make sure you can reach the light and objects on this surface easily while lying down. Consider placing another large item opposite the bed to counterbalance the focal point. Many people choose an entertainment center or a large dresser for this purpose. Not all empty spaces need filling with bedroom furniture. An empty wall might benefit from a large dresser, but this is not mandatory. You could also focus on adding artwork to the wall and a small wing chair. If you have an empty corner, try a tall dresser for additional storage. Remember to consider the way you use this room. If you use it solely for sleep, then keep it simple and restful. If you also watch television or read here, make sure you decorate it for both function and comfort. Accessories give the room personality and make it uniquely yours. Choose colors that you love for a quilt or spread. Add throw pillows and a blanket. Keep window treatments functional and able to block out the sunlight if needed. Avoid excessive clutter, because this can make the overall space seem smaller. If you don’t have wall-to-wall carpeting, add a soft area rug.
These are some ways to arrange your bedroom furniture. With a little planning and creativity, you can create a bedroom that fits your personality and your stuff.