Feng Shui is an ancient philosophy of arranging furniture in living spaces to create balance, harness energy forces and establish harmony between an individual and their environment. It states that the bed is the most important element in your bedroom. You may not prioritize arranging your bedroom furniture as it is the last place that visitors will look at however considering the number of hours you spend in your bed, it is probably the most important piece of furniture in your home. Here are some tips on how to arrange your bedroom furniture.
Let us start with the essential furniture items that every bedroom needs. These are essential features that will help you create a relaxing sanctuary. Make it a space that will showcase your style while offering your comfort and rest.
The bed is the heart of your bedroom, there is no doubt about that. We spend a third of our lives asleep so a good quality bed is definitely on the top of your list. Consider The Bella Bedroom Set from our bedroom collection for an exquisite vintage feel.
A dresser, chest or set of drawers such as those that come with the Bear Creek Queen Bed Collection is essential for storing your clothing and accessories. This piece of bedroom furniture will also provide you with additional surface space to place plants, scented candles or photographs.
A couch or a chair is a great addition to your bedroom furniture. It gives you a seating option on which to work, read your favorite book, or just curl up with a hot cup of coffee. Get a furniture piece that complements the decor and adds character to your room.
Bedside tables or nightstands serve the purpose of holding your phone, alarm clock, favorite book, spectacles or night beverage. A pretty lamp placed on a nightstand adds to the decor and the ambience.
Get a storage bench to keep extra pillows, blankets and bulky items out of sight. It gives you additional sitting space for midnight hang-outs and can be stylishly decorated with a throw and a few cushions.
Along with the bed, the mirror can be the centerpiece of a bedroom. Besides being decorative, it serves to make a room look larger and brighter by reflecting light and giving the illusion of extra space. Consider a statement piece like the mirror in The Terra Gray Bedroom Collection.
A few unique pictures, plants and decorative pieces can make a big difference to your bedroom decor when matched with your furniture and furnishing.
Planning the perfect arrangement for a bedroom can be a little daunting, so here are a few questions to get you started. What is the purpose of changing your bedroom layout? Are you designing a brand new bedroom or making changes to an existing one. Are you trying to maximize space in a small bedroom, or planning to make room for a home office. When planning the arrangement of your bedroom furniture, start with these elements
The size of your bedroom will determine the size of your bed. After all, a king-size bed in a tiny 7 x 10 feet room would make it impossible to open the door. For smaller bedrooms, a queen-sized bed flanked by smaller nightstands might be a good option. For a large 15x20 feet room, create a sleeping area with a large bed and larger nightstands on one side of the room and plan a cozy seating area on the other side of the room. The shape of the room will also determine the placement of your bedroom furniture. For a square room, you will place the bed along the wall opposite the door. In a rectangular room, you will place the bed along one of the shorter walls and design a seating area opposite it.
Do you plan to watch TV, work or read in your bedroom besides sleeping? Knowing how your bedroom will be used is important while arranging your bedroom furniture. If you like to watch TV in bed then you would place it on a dresser or hang it on a wall opposite the bed. If you choose to work in your bedroom then a layout that includes a work desk and storage would be ideal for you. Design a reading nook with comfortable chairs and a side table if you plan to spend a great deal of time reading in your bedroom. Kids and pets in the household will also determine the furniture arrangement if you wish to place their beds in your room.
Are there architectural elements in the room like windows, a fireplace, a mantle, ensuite bathrooms and closets? Your layout must take into consideration these elements. The placement of the bed ought to accentuate these features. Besides design elements bear in mind practical accessories like electrical outlets, heating and cooling vents, and the swing of your door.
What is the view like from your bedroom? Do you want to be able to look out your window when you wake up in the morning? Do you have a fabulous view of mountains or the ocean that you want to be the highlight of the room? If your window doesn't have much of a view, placing your bed in front of it might be a good position.
As a rule of thumb keep the furniture arrangement of your bedroom simple and uncluttered. Design clear pathways for a smooth flow of movement. The bed should ideally be accessible from both sides and the natural pathway to the bathroom should not be blocked. Creating a peaceful and happy bedroom ensures a restful night's sleep. How we arrange our bedroom furniture is an individual process of style and design that will create a mood that resonates with your lifestyle.
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