What furniture goes into the bedroom is very subjective. Some may like to live minimally with just a bed, dresser and nightstand; some may want a full entertainment center, nightstands on both sides of the bed, sofa and armchair. But no matter what furniture you decide on having in your bedroom, there are a few furniture arrangement tips that can make furniture placement less of a headache.
A Beginner’s Guide to Bedroom Arrangement:
1) Size and Shape of Room
The space you have to work with will determine what furniture works best for your room. If you have enough floor space, then it is advised that you go for furniture that does not take up too much space. A queen or king-size bed with a low profile headboard and footboard, and furniture like nightstands with legs that do not touch the ground will ensure that you have enough space to move around comfortably in your bedroom.
2) Entrance of Room
If furniture pieces can be placed at angles, then you will have more flexibility when arranging furniture in your bedroom. But if furniture does not fit in this way (e.g., there is only one entrance), then furniture placement becomes more restrictive and can lead to furniture being crammed into a room without any regard for how it looks. For example, a dresser may need to be pushed flush against a wall or squeezed into a corner because of a small entrance. This furniture arrangement, although necessary, will not look very appealing to the eye.
3) Bed Placement – Head/Foot Board and Side Tables
The location of the bed will determine furniture placement in your bedroom. If your furniture is arranged against a wall with furniture on both sides of the bed (e.g., nightstands), then you should place furniture flush up against the side of the bed facing outwards from it to make sure there is enough space to walk around it comfortably. However, if you have an open space next to your bed, then furniture can be placed away from it and still allow for easy movement around and access to items that need to be kept close by such as alarm clocks or glasses.
4) Make Use of Angles
Angled furniture arrangements are helpful in that the furniture can be arranged to not take up too much space. For example, placing furniture perpendicular to one another will allow furniture arrangement to use as little floor space as possible without looking crowded. This furniture arrangement is great for smaller bedrooms or bedrooms with less floor space. However, if you wish to create separate spaces within your bedroom (e.g., a sitting area), then furniture placed at angles may not allow for this because it will be difficult to place furniture away from walls until another piece of furniture has first been placed close up against the wall.
5) Use of Mirrors and Windows for Arrangements
Mirrors and windows can provide visual access to other areas in your bedroom. This can allow you to place furniture away from walls and still be able to access it comfortably. However, this type of furniture arrangement does not work as well for bedrooms with limited floor space because it is difficult to place furniture away from walls if there is no furniture near the walls, to begin with. Also, if you have a window in your bedroom, then try not to place most of the furniture around it because this will not allow you to open the window.
6) Lighting and Safety
Lighting is important because it makes the room appear brighter, which in turn makes you happier. Also, make sure that your furniture is not placed near large windows because leaving this type of arrangement for too long can pose a fire hazard. If you place mattresses close to windows, then they should be protected with safety blinds or drapes so that they do not catch on fire easily.
Mattresses should always be kept away from windows and mirrors to prevent mattresses from catching on fire. Also, mattresses should not be placed close to any furniture because mattresses can catch on fire when placed too close to candles or other open flames.
8) Keep in Mind that your Lighting May Change Even if You Have Arranged Furniture in a Certain Way
If you do not like the way your bedroom furniture is arranged, then try rearranging it to see if you can improve on the current layout. However, it is important to keep in mind that even if you do not change your lighting or mattresses, then furniture arrangement may still have to be changed because lighting can affect the mood of a room.
Putting furniture away from walls can help you to place mattresses near windows or mirrors. Also, mattresses should be placed away from any furniture, corners, overhanging objects over your bed, and other potential combustibles.
9) Mirrors and windows
Mirrors and windows can provide visual access to other areas in your bedroom. This can allow you to place furniture away from walls and still be able to access it easily. However, this type of furniture arrangement does not work well for bedrooms with limited floor space because it is difficult to place furniture away from walls when there are no other pieces of furniture near walls, to begin with. If you have a window in your bedroom, do not place most of the furniture around it because this will make it difficult to open the window.
10) Accessories and Decorations
Keep accessories such as plants, clocks, or picture frames far from any mattresses to prevent mattresses from catching on fire. Also, make sure that mattresses are easily accessible in case a fire starts in another part of the room. For example, in case of a candle fire in one corner of a room, mattresses should be near enough to the door so that mattresses can be thrown out the window quickly and mattresses do not have to go through any obstacles such as furniture.
With these tips in mind, one can begin arranging the bedroom. Don’t rush and try out different furniture arrangements until you find a layout that looks most appealing to your taste. Keep in mind that with time, you may change your tastes and rearrange the room accordingly. Remember that there is no right or wrong way of arranging your furniture; it’s what suits your taste and needs best!