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Creating the perfect bedroom layout starts with a plan. Whether you’re seeking ways to maximize space in a small bedroom, create a cozy retreat, or infuse your personal style into the decor, planning out your bedroom layout can help you achieve your dream design. You can take cues from feng shui design to create a balanced space or create a design inspired by your favorite styles, like farmhouse and modern glam. This guide to bedroom layouts will give you tricks and tips to create a layout based on the size of your space and your favorite style.
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Feng shui design is all about creating a balanced and harmonious space, so it naturally relates to any discussion of bedroom layout ideas. Drawing upon Chinese philosophy, feng shui design seeks to balance the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Here are some tips for incorporating each element:
➤ Wood: Incorporate wooden furniture pieces.
➤ Fire: Incorporate candles, a fireplace, and shades of pink, purple, and red.
➤ Earth: Incorporate earth tones, plants, landscape art pieces, and geometric shapes.
➤ Metal: Incorporate metal accents like drawer pulls or knobs, metal art, or lamp bases.
➤ Water: Incorporate reflective surfaces like mirrors, mirrored furniture pieces, or wavy and asymmetrical shapes.
Whether you are creating a small bedroom feng shui bedroom layout or a big one, the key is balance. You don’t want too much or too little of any one element. If you choose a wooden bedroom set, limit your use of wood elsewhere in the room and make sure to intentionally incorporate the other four elements. For example, opt for metal, white, or reflective picture frames rather than wooden ones.
Feng shi also prioritizes symmetry, so think about creating pairs in your space. This can be a pair of matching nightstands on either side of your bed with a pair of matching lamps. You can also be intentional with symmetry when hanging art.
The ideal bedroom layout differs depending on several factors, including the dimensions of your room, the number and placement of doors and windows, and the function of your room. Measuring the dimensions of your bedroom is a great place to start. From there, you can decide what you have room for and what would make your space feel too cramped. Keep reading for layout ideas for small and large bedrooms.
Layout for Small Bedroom
In a small space, you have to design a bedroom furniture layout with your space constraints in mind. In a children’s bedroom, a twin or full bed should fit well, but in a primary or guest bedroom, you should opt for a queen bed rather than a king, since they are the same width. A low-profile, minimalist-style platform bed is a great option to make a small space feel larger whereas a solid wooden sleigh bed may feel overwhelming in a small space.
You have to think creatively with your storage solutions with layouts for small bedrooms. You may want to think vertically, incorporating shelves or tall dressers rather than horizontal dressers. You can also choose a bed that incorporates shelves in the headboard or under-bed storage drawers.
Try your best not to block your window with your bed. Showcasing natural light and adding mirrors to bounce around light in the room can help make your space feel larger.
In a studio apartment, your bedroom may be connected to the rest of your space. In this case, you may only have room for a bed and nightstand, and you’ll want to keep your room free of clutter so your apartment as a whole feels peaceful. Opting for a storage bed can be a great way to maximize storage and minimize clutter. You could also incorporate a room divider or curtain to add a clear division to your bedroom design layout.
Layout for Large Bedroom
If you have a large bedroom, you can consider creating zones in your bedroom. For example, you could create a reading zone, office zone, getting ready zone, or TV viewing zone. If you have empty space along one wall, you could create custom wardrobe storage and even incorporate a bench or bookshelf into the design, creating an architectural statement in your room.
Keep reading for 5 bedroom sets for the best bedroom layouts for small, medium, and large bedrooms from Walker.
Wynn 6 Piece Twin Bedroom Set
This wood bedroom set is perfect for a growing kids’ bedroom, or a small guest space. Two dressers provide clothing storage while a nightstand and headboard shelf offer more storage for personal items. The mirror reflects light around the room and anchors the dresser. The simple, monochromatic design with its clean lines easily adapts to almost any design style and color palette.
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Lightyear 6 Piece Full Bedroom Set
This rustic full bedroom set is ideal for a kids’ bedroom or a small guest room. The varied wood grain and slatted headboard construction give this a warm and rustic farmhouse feel. The headboard sconce is a unique touch perfect for those who love to read in bed.
Kadence 6 Piece Queen Bedroom Set
This queen bedroom set is ideal for a medium or large bedroom. There is plenty of storage, especially with the headboard shelving. The combination of round knobs and rectangular drawer handles in silver provides a striking contrast against the dark furniture finish. Overall, the set features sleek geometric lines, and the headboard only elevates the contemporary design.
Emporium 6 Piece King Bedroom Set
If you’ve been looking for modern bedroom ideas, this king bedroom set will elevate your design with its refined and luxurious look. Remember that a king bed is ideal for a large bedroom layout. Contrasting metal drawer handles look sleek against the dark finish of the furniture, and the gray upholstered headboard and footboard add another touch of luxury. This bedroom set isn’t just beautiful–it’s also functional, offering ample storage.
Glossy 6 Piece California King Bedroom Set
A California king should be reserved for the more spacious bedrooms, but when you have room, it can make your bedroom a luxurious and retreat-like space. This glossy white set is perfect for a modern glam design. Simple lines and chunky geometric feet give this set personality without being too busy. The headboard features unique blue LED lighting to jazz up your space.
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Every good bedroom layout design starts with a plan. Here are some key steps and tips to help you design an ideal bedroom layout:
- Measure the Space: Accurate measurements are crucial. Note the dimensions of the room, including doors, windows, and any structural features that may impact the layout.
- Choose a Focal Point: A well-designed bedroom often centers around a focal point, such as a bed with an upholstered headboard, a beautiful piece of artwork, or a large window with a scenic view. Arrange your furniture to emphasize this focal point.
- Position Furniture Thoughtfully: Arrange other bedroom furniture, such as nightstands, dressers, and chairs, for ease of use and aesthetics. Ensure there's a balance between functional and decorative pieces, keeping in mind that clutter-free surfaces promote tranquility.
- Create Clear Pathways: Maintain clear pathways around the bed and other furniture. Allow enough space for easy movement, and avoid blocking doors and windows.
- Storage Solutions: Adequate storage is essential for a clutter-free bedroom. Consider built-in closets, wardrobes, under-bed storage, and wall-mounted shelves to maximize space.
- Balance and Symmetry: Achieve balance in the room by evenly distributing furniture and decor. Symmetry can create a harmonious look, but don't be afraid to mix it up for a more eclectic feel.
Remember that bedroom design is a personal endeavor, so trust your instincts and preferences. Regularly reassess your layout to ensure it continues to meet your evolving needs and preferences. With careful planning, your bedroom can become a haven of comfort and style. We recommend using a bedroom planner tool to test out different potential layouts. This way you can see what furniture fits, what doesn’t, and how you can arrange things to maximize space without any heavy lifting or buyer’s remorse.
What is the best layout for my bedroom?
The number and placement of doors and windows in your bedroom will have a big impact on what the ideal layout is for you. It’s best to avoid placing your bed in front of a window, but having a window on either side can be nice. It’s best to avoid placing your bed right next to a door, but this may not always be possible.
What way should I lay out my bedroom?
You should decide how much furniture your bedroom can accommodate, what placement makes the most sense, and what kind of furniture pieces are most important to you. Do you need two dressers? Would you rather choose one dresser so you have room for a reading chair? You must consider space constraints and personal preferences.
Should your bed face the door or not?
According to feng shui, you should always try to avoid having your bed face the door.
Where should the bed be placed?
According to feng shui, you should arrange your bed so that you can lie down with your head pointed southward. Other people recommend placing your bed on the largest blank wall or between two windows.
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