Your bedroom is very important – it’s where you start and end each day. Too much furniture or over-sized furniture in a small bedroom can make it feel cramped and not conducive to enjoyment, especially if you find yourself bumping into clumsy pieces.
Here are four helpful tips from Bassett Furniture (https://www.bassettfurniture.com/blog/how-to-arrange-a-small-bedroom.aspx) to keep in mind when arranging your bedroom.
1. Anchor Your Small Bedroom Layout
Start by putting your bed in the center of the most visible wall. (It’s usually the wall facing the doorway.) You’ll have enough space to jump under the covers from both sides. Add in two nightstands if you can.
Designer hint: Framing the bed or not, lighter walls make rooms seem more spacious.
2. Place Your Rug Carefully
Your rug should not an after-thought. A rug can help make a small room look bigger, add softness, and introduce colors or patterns that tie your design together.
Designer hint: Follow your bed’s lead to understand what size rug you need. If the bed is centered, slip the rug about 2/3 of the way under. If it’s in a corner, put the rug next to it or under another piece of furniture.
3. Hide Your Dresser in the Closet
Big furniture can put the squeeze on small rooms. If you have space, tuck your chest or dresser in the closet. You’ll free up valuable floor space, make your room appear larger, and have your clothes in one convenient spot.
4. Get Creative with Storage
When it comes to small spaces, storage is key. Use under-bed storage to stash out-of-season clothing and custom shelving to store things like shoes and books, for example. You can even put a storage ottoman at the foot of the bed and get extra seating to boot.
Designer hint: Storage beds are another great way to get extra space without giving up on style.
Bottom Line: Don’t be afraid to experiment. Just figure out what works best for you and your space. And when it comes to painting and decorating your small bedroom, neutrals are fail-safe enhancers.