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9 Tips for Arranging Furniture in a Small Bedroom


Apr 24, 2021

While not necessarily ideal, small bedrooms are nothing to fear and can feel just as comfortable as a large, spacious bedroom. It is all in how you arrange the furniture and utilize your space. After all, you will more than likely spend most of your time in your main living areas, such as the living room and kitchen. Understandably though, you still want your bedroom to function well and flow smoothly. Check out these must-know tips for arranging your bedroom when space is at a premium.

1.      Do You Have the Right Furniture?

It’s simple mathematics; you have to be realistic about the size of the furniture in your bedroom set. A canopy bed and gigantic dresser aren’t going to fit well (or at all), no matter how you arrange the bedroom. Take careful measurements to know how much room you are working with, and purchase an Instrument furniture bedroom set that won’t dwarf the space.

2.      Do You Need Every Piece of Furniture?

A common myth is that a bedroom is not complete without two nightstands and a chest of drawers. There are no rules as to the pieces of furniture that you must have in your bedroom. You should include only what you need. Can you get away with eliminating a piece or two to give yourself a little more space? Avoid cramming your bedroom full of furniture. It is advisable to choose a couple of larger pieces of functional furniture instead of several smaller pieces. Not only will the furniture fit better, but the bedroom will not look and feel cluttered.

3.      A Traditional Setup

The traditional layout can still work with a small bedroom. Position the bed in the centre of a wall or under a window and place a nightstand on each side. Place a wardrobe opposite the bed and a chest of drawers on either wall that parallels the bed.

This is an appealing setup because you have room to access both sides of the bed to change the linens. Not to mention, if you choose a freestanding wardrobe with sliding doors or even an open design, you do not have to worry about swinging doors bumping into the bed.

4.      Think Outside the Box with Alternative Nightstands

If your bedroom is so tiny that you don’t really have room for nightstands, this doesn’t mean you have to do without. Instead, consider installing a couple of floating shelves with drawers underneath in the place of nightstands. This frees up floor space and makes great use of premium vertical real estate. Undermount lights installed on the bottom of the drawers can serve as a lamp or reading light.

5.      Ditch the Chest of Drawers

Apart from the bed and wardrobe, the chest of drawers is the piece of furniture that takes up the most space. While your bed and wardrobe are non-negotiable, your chest of drawers might be. If you’re going for a minimalist lifestyle, you may be able to fit everything into your wardrobe. If you need the storage space but do not want to take up square footage, you can consider wall-hanging storage solutions.

6.      Bed Against the Wall

Sometimes you don’t have a choice but to put your bed against a wall in a really tiny bedroom. Although this may not be your ideal, there’s still plenty to work with. You have two choices. You can place the bed in the middle of the wall so that you still have access to one side, the footboard, and the headboard. The second option is to place your bed in a corner. While you will only have access to one side and the footboard, it is probably the most efficient use of space. The remainder of the wall space can be used for furniture, décor, and storage.

7.      Make Use of Vertical Space

You may not have a lot of floor space to work with, but this isn’t the only real estate you have available to you. Do not forget about vertical space. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Storage cabinets on the walls
  • Floating shelves
  • Additional shelving/cabinetry around the ceiling
  • Hanging hooks and pegboards
  • Use taller pieces of furniture that take up less floor space versus shorter pieces

8.      Be Strategic with a Sloping Ceiling

Sloping roofs can definitely give a bedroom character, but they can also make valuable floor space seem useless. The trick is to be strategic in how you use the area. You can either place the headboard under the lowest ceiling point or a low-standing piece of furniture. You don’t have space to waste, and either of these strategies will help you make the most of it.

9.      Make Your Bed Double as Storage

The area underneath your bed is typically wasted space that will come in handy when utilized correctly in a small bedroom. You can either invest in a bed that offers built-in storage underneath or purchase rolling storage containers that fit neatly under the bed. This strategy allows you to gain quite a bit of storage space without taking up additional square footage.

Make the Most of Your Small Bedroom

Furnishing small bedrooms is nothing to fear. These 9 tips will help you find a layout that works for you and make the most of the space. In fact, when furnished correctly, small bedrooms can feel warm and cosy, offering the perfect place to unwind and relax after a long day!

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