Planning the layout of a bedroom is more difficult than you may think…
First things first, it needs to have a bed in it. Sounds stupid, we know, but the sheer size of a bed to the relation of a room can cause problems. It dominates the space, dictating the position where all other items are placed. However, it’s not just the bed you need to worry about. The shape of the room can also cause problems. Awkward corners and lack of storage space are inconveniences that no one wants to deal with.
But don’t panic! It is possible to create a bedroom that’s both practical and looks good. Simply follow our advice to get the most out of your bedroom and nail down the perfect layout.
First things first, let’s deal with the shape of your room.
Obviously, we won’t be able to cover every single room shape and size. If we did, you could be here for days! However, we’ve chosen three of the most common room shapes to help you optimise your living space. Follow our tips and you’ll be seeing the benefits in no time…
1) Small and narrow:
You may feel limited with your layout due to the fact the room is barely large enough to fit a bed. However, there are some easy hacks to sort this. Push your bed against one wall, allowing as much space as possible. This will then allow room for a bedside chest and wardrobe. If your bedroom is especially small, try a floating shell to utilise your space. This will provide extra floor room. In fact, these also work well in tight corners.
Still need more space? Try a bed with built-in storage. You could even try a raised bed, so you can store boxes underneath. Another hack is to invest in a few mirrors. These help to make the room appear bigger, so place them strategically for optimum effect.
2) Large master bedroom:
Unite the space with a large rug. This will help pull the furniture together, creating a more integrated room. Place the bed in the centre of the back wall, and pair with bedside tables and lamps. A dresser and chair on the opposite wall will add the final touch to the room.
3) Extra large, long and narrow:
Don’t place your bed at one end of the room – this will isolate the rest of the space. Instead, centre it along the long wall. With all your space, you can take advantage of a king (or even a California king) bed. If you still feel lost in such a big space, large dressers rather than bedside tables will continue to fill the space.
Extra large rugs (that don’t cost the earth!) can be difficult to find. We suggest layering your favourite rug on a cheaper, extra large natural-weave rug. This will help to fill the large space. Also, try filling any awkward corners with a desk, light, bench or a plant.
We hope that our advice has given you lots of inspiration for your bedroom.
If you’re looking to give your bedroom a complete overhaul, why not visit Read’s of Watton? We have a wide range of bedroom furniture (click here) for you to chose from, including beds, dressing tables and ottomans. If you have any questions, give us a call on 01953 883613.