Turning your bedroom into your own personal haven is an exciting process. It’s where you go to relax and unwind, it’s a space that’s completely your own. Your bedroom should be all about you, letting your personality shine through so that the moment you walk into it at the end of a long day you get that sense of “Aaah…”
But how do you arrange your furniture to create that perfect escape? Don’t worry! It’s so much easier than you think to create a cosy bedroom.
Whether you’re looking for hotel chic or country charm, here are our top tips for arranging bedroom furniture to help you create the room of your dreams.
Start with the bed
The real hero in the bedroom is, of course, the bed. Which is exactly why we recommend starting there when planning your bedroom interior design. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in the door and is, therefore, the perfect piece to centre your design around.
There are two things to think about when it comes to finding the perfect bed; style and size. Did you know that the more space you have to sleep on, the better your rest will be? That’s why we always recommend buying the biggest bed possible that fits in your space.
Consider this! Babies sleep on a cot bed, with an average width of 70cm. However, many adults share a double bed, which is only 135cm across. This means that they have only 67.5cm of space each (if no one hogs their side of the bed) – less than even a baby gets!
When it comes to style, you’re spoilt for choice with us. We have more than 20 styles of bed from the minimalist to the French and fanciful. With solid hardwood used throughout their construction, even in the bed slats, you know our beds will last for far more than 40 winks. Plus, with a range of speciality mattresses made in the UK, we’ll have you sleeping easy in no time.
Make the most of your layout
Houses come in all shapes and sizes, which sometimes means that your bedroom might have an unusual or odd layout that doesn’t seem to suit traditional designs. Don’t worry! We’ve compiled our best out-of-the-box ideas for maximising any layout
Check out our top tips for making the most of your furniture set up:
- Small bedrooms
A small bedroom doesn’t mean you need to be lacking in style! There are lots of design tricks to make extra space in these tricky rooms. Take advantage of the vertical space by hanging shelves – even right to the ceiling! This adds lots of space to display favourite photos and keepsakes or amp up your storage options without taking up extra floor space. If you want to create the illusion of a bigger room, mirrors are your saviour. Try a taller mirror to trick the eye into thinking you have higher ceilings, while a wide mirror helps to lengthen a space.
- L-shaped or long narrow bedrooms
This awkward layout can actually be a blessing in disguise; you get the opportunity to create a multifunctional bedroom. Consider using a divider such as a folding screen, bookcase or curtain to create different “zones” in the room. Always wanted a walk-in wardrobe? Want a secluded work space? By zoning a longer bedroom, you can get the best of both worlds.
A top designer tip: use round accessories to help distract from the tunnel-like feeling. Round footstools, tables, or even a striking lamp can make all the difference!
- Attic bedrooms and loft conversions
These character-filled rooms can seem complicated to design, but can actually create a real cosy bedroom escape. By placing the bed close to any sloped ceiling, you can create a sleepy nook, perfect for accessorising with fairy lights and heaps of comfortable throws and cushions. If you only have one slanted ceiling, adding low seating can create an easy conversation area. If the space under your bedroom ceiling is too low to be useful, consider a long, low unit in the shortest area for extra storage and display!
Find pieces that work double duty
Our final trick to creating a well-designed bedroom is to make sure you plan plenty of storage to keep clutter out of sight. Thankfully, it’s really easy to do this by choosing furniture that works double duty.
Make the most of the storage space under your bed. Decorative boxes are a great way to keep out-of-season clothes out of sight or to keep shoes tidied away. It’s also a fantastic way to store suitcases or other bulky items around the home.
Don’t forget about this valuable storage space in your little one’s room either! We’ve actually designed an under cot bed drawer for our nursery collection, to provide you with that extra space for toys, blankets, and other necessities, without taking up valuable bedroom storage space.
The basic pieces can make a difference too in creating extra storage. We’ve designed our double and triple wardrobes to have the maximum usable space inside, plus a special drawer underneath for hidden storage – perfect for small accessories that can clutter a bedroom. We’ve also got a mix of bedside table designs. Whether you prefer full drawers to completely hide your clutter, or designs with a low display shelf, perfect for holding a collection of books, or a storage basket, we’ve got you covered.