8 Tips for Arranging Your Bedroom Furniture
A big part of decorating any space is how you arrange the furniture in it. There is the aesthetic aspect, how it adds to the theme or style in the room and there is a practical aspect as well. The layout needs to allow you to walk around the room with ease, but at the same time allow for all the needed items for the room.
Your bedroom can be especially a challenge because there is so much we tend to want to stuff in this room so clutter and lack of space are always big issues. Your bedroom should be you haven from the stresses of life not the source of it. When arranging your bedroom you need to consider how the size and shape of your furniture will fit into the angles of the room. You don’t want a lot of dead corners, but you also don’t want everything so on top of each other that you can open bureau or closet drawers.
Here are 8 tips for arranging your bedroom furniture:
Floating Shelves Are Great Space Savers
If you have a small bedroom or you have multiple kids living in one bedroom storage space is sure to be at a premium. Floating shelves are a great way to create storage on the free wall space above the beds or above the bureaus or desks. They also add some structural interest to the room design as well.
Think Carefully About the Size of the Bed
Getting a good night’s sleep is of course the most important function of a bedroom so the bed needs to be very comfortable. You want a size and type of mattress that will fit everyone with plenty of wiggle room, but you also want to make sure that the bed doesn’t take too much space up in the room. While a queen or king bed certainly is luxurious you might also do well with a full bed. It is also about finding the right balance between comfort and practicality. If space is a really big issue, then a bed with built-in storage compartments is also a great idea.
Mirrors, Mirrors Everywhere
Don’t forget the benefits of mirrors in the bedroom too. Most of the time we think one is enough to check our appearance before heading out for the day, but actually having a few mirrors scattered throughout the room can not only help with outfit check, but can also bring a lot of brightness to the room as well, and even make smaller spaces appear larger. This can be especially beneficial in a smaller room.
Add a Larger Rug to Anchor the Space
Instead of carpet in your room, try sprucing up the hardwood floors underneath and then add a larger area rug in the center of the room. It can really unify the room. Just make sure that the rug is proportional to the rest of the room so it doesn’t overwhelm the space. Also, make sure that how you place the rug allows you to step onto something soft and warm when you get out of bed in the morning.
Bureaus Aren’t Always Necessary
If you have a larger enough walk-in closet in your bedroom, think about forgoing the set of bureaus that you would usually add and put all your clothes and accessories in the closet instead. This way you have more space for other items like a reading chair or small couch or chaise lounge. You could also add book shelves and maybe even a desk.
On the flip side, if you don’t have closet space at all but are worried that a bureau will take up too much space, consider setting up a clothes rack in the corner with a stack of small portable drawers to do the same work.
Make the Bed the Focal Point of the Room
Your bed should always be the focal point of your room so don’t try to just tuck into the corner. Instead place square in the center of the room’s biggest wall. This way you can climb into the soft downiness from either side of the room.
Another important thing to remember is that if you are replacing your bedframe for something newer, you should also do the same with your mattress. The typical lifespan of a mattress is 8 to 10 years, any longer and you are probably not getting a good night’s sleep on it anymore. Might as well start out fresh with a completely new bed so you won’t be tossing and turning on a lumpy mattresses any longer.
Place a Bench with Storage at the Bottom of the Bed
Another creative storage idea is to place a bench or ottoman with storage at the bottom of the bed. You can store extra sheets and pillows and blankets there or books and games. Whatever you want to keep at hand but tucked out of sight. They come in all kind of sizes and shapes so you are bound to find one that fits your overall aesthetic.
Sketch Everything Out First
What you imagine in your mind’s eye unfortunately doesn’t always work best when you actually lay everything out. To prevent a lot of frustration and wasted time and money, sketch everything out first before you start buying new furniture and laying everything out. Make sure you measure everything out carefully too. There are all virtual room planners you can use if you prefer that to pencil and paper.
Hopefully these tips are helpful. At Harleysville Mattress, we are dedicated to help you create a special haven in your bedroom. We offer a variety of types and sizes of mattresses for every preference and we will help you try out as many as you need until you find the perfect one. We can also assist you in finding the right bedroom furniture as well. Out staff are knowledgeable and friendly and will help you create the bedroom of your dreams.
For more information about bedroom essentials, contact Harleysville Mattress today.