Layout Lay Down: How to Tackle Your Bedroom Layout

Jul 14, 2016

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Planning out the best way to set up your bedroom can be a daunting task. Trying to figure out the right-sized bed, furniture that will fit, and what storage is best. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to keep in mind when planning the most important part of your home. Let’s get started.

How To Tackle Your Bedroom Layout

Full-Size Master Bedroom

The Layout: A large rug (9×12 or bigger) will help to anchor the space. Go for matching bedside tables and lamps that extend to the majority of the wall, and a dresser and chair across the room. This is a classic, foolproof bedroom layout that works like a charm every time! Why mess with a classic?

The Bed: In a regular master bedroom that’s the traditional square-shaped, there should be enough space for a queen- or king-size bed. Consider ceiling height when choosing a bed frame. In same cases with low ceilings a dramatic bed frame can be overbearing.

The Extras: If you have space, a long bench at the foot of the bed is not only aesthetically pleasing but also convenient. In some cases, you can even find a bench that doubles as storage. Winning!

Large and Long Master Bedroom

The Layout: In a room that’s long and narrow many people are tempted to place the bed at the end. Instead, we encourage you to try centering it on the long wall instead. On account of the space being big, extra-large rugs can be hard to find and get pricey quickly. A pro-tip is layering your favorite rug on top of a less-expensive extra-large natural-weave rug. Opt for regular bedside tables and larger dressers that will really fill up the space.

The Bed: Opt for a king or California king bed—you have the space for it, so why not take advantage?

The Extras: Master suites often come with a walk-in closet, so forego the dresser in favor of more comfortable furniture. Get creative and think of a reading corner, a desk, a bench, a dramatic chaise lounge and a large plant can all help fill in awkward corners. Go wild with the luxury that space provides!

Small and Narrow

The Layout: If your bedroom is barely big enough to fit a bed, there are a few hacks that will help you manage what limited space you have. While we don’t love pushing a bed against the wall, try leaving as little room as possible on one side—this will leave more space on the other for a larger bedside chest. A floating shelf on the opposite side works perfectly well in tight corners.

The Bed: Go for a smaller full bed with built-in storage in lieu of a dresser. A useful space saving hack!

The Extras: If you lack a big closet, try a clothing rack. Place a small bench or stool next to it for any spillover or as a spot for your bag, so that nothing ends up on the floor. In addition, mirrors will also help the room appear bigger. We encourage you not not settle for one, invest in a few that can you strategically place.

More Extras

  1. Pick the paint colour last. I get the logic. Why not arrive to walls with a fresh coat of paint? Of course you can do it this way, but it’s not ideal. You want the color that best complements your upholstery, artwork, rug and whatever else. You can pick that color only if your stuff is actually inside your home.
  2. Give your furniture some breathing room by resisting overcrowding a room. Gracious living means space to maneuver with ease. This is really great news if you are working with a tight budget. You don’t need to fill up a space with lots of furniture. Spend more of your budget on fewer but better-quality pieces, and your room will look better than if it’s stuffed to the gills with flea market finds.
  3. Hang artwork at the right height. Galleries and museums hang artwork so that the midline (center) of each piece is 57 inches to 60 inches from the floor. Remember: It needs to relate to human scale, not the structure’s scale. If you’re not sure, take a picture. It’s remarkable how much a photo can reveal.

After all is said and done, the most important thing is that you’re happy with the look of your bedroom! Are you looking for a new home to re-decorate? Dunpar Homes offers a beautiful and unique take on bespoke townhomes. Learn more, here.

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