Narrow or small bedrooms can make you feel either cozy or cramped and it depends on how you design the space and arrange the furniture. When you have a small space, you have to aim for the fewest basic possible furniture. Also, the flow of movement and energy you feel from serene is very important. The best way is to visualize patterns and placement in your mind and draw it on paper before you start to move furniture. Here are some tips to arrange a seriously small bedroom to help you along the way.
Start with the bed
The bed is always the most important part of the bedroom so arrange it in place first. Normally, you’ll want to put it against the wall opposite the door or the largest wall without windows, but this may not work with a small bedroom.
My advice for this, you should find a spot for your bed that makes the most sense to you, just make sure that you can open and close your bedroom and closet doors easily.
For the best way, you can put your bed in the center of the most visible wall, you may find yourself feeling comfortable and avoid the wind or rain from the window. In this way, you can also make your bedroom more spacious by jumping under the covers from two sides and adding two more nightstands if you want.
Dressers for small bedrooms
A dresser is more than a piece of bedroom furniture. It is exactly a storage solution and greatly helps complete the look of your bedroom. If you have kids, it’s important to consider who you are getting a dresser for. If it’s a new baby, look for baby dressers with a simple change table topper to store wipes and diapers. If the dresser is for a growing little girl, you can get her something with more drawers to hold their cute toddler girl outfits they have collected over the years.
Tall dressers take up less area on the floor and can be placed near doors, around a bedroom wall, or in the corners. You can also pick a small but wide model and use the top of it as a nightstand or TV stand, place a mirror over it and use it as a dressing table, or store other things, like books, potted plants, or artwork, on the counter.
With whichever style you pick, you have to make sure that you get the model with as many drawers and racks as possible. Tall dressers usually have less storage space than wide ones. You can find open-shelf space-saving dressers on the market. They are more suitable to store footwear. However, for clothes like pants, sweaters, socks, etc., a closed-shelf sample is better.
With a lot of styles obtainable in the stores, you can go for different looks. A vintage trunk, a broad chest, a racket basket, an overdoor shoe rack or bag rack, and a modular crate. Certainly, you should pick a design that suits the aesthetics of your room.
While space-saving dressers are mostly wooden and bulky, try to keep your choice as light as possible. You can also look into models with casters, in case you frequently move furniture from one room to another.
Another best idea for the dresser is a murphy bed (wall bed). If you don’t have a spare bedroom in your home when your guests stay over, then a Murphy bed might be a great ideal solution for you to add an extra sleeping space without dominating your living area. Also known as a wall bed, a Murphy bed uses mechanisms designed to easily pull up and down without too much heavy lifting required and stored away in a cabinet when not in use typically.
Align your closet and bed
Normally, the closet or cupboards of the bedroom are placed in the corners of a wall. But if for some reason yours is in the center of the wall, that is in front of the bedroom door, put the headboard of the bed against that wall — aligned to a side of the room. Place your bedside table to the other side of the bed (if there is enough space, otherwise maybe you should do without it) and put your desk on the wall where the door is.
Place your area rugs properly
Though it’s not a furniture item, your correct rug placement makes a lot of difference in your small room’s layout. Typically, you can keep the area rugs at the foot of the bed so they create a cushy area to step on as you get out of bed in the morning. If your bed is tucked into a corner, place your rug next to the bed or in the center of the open part of your room. Your space will look neat.
Disguise your desk as a bedside table
If you put your study desk right next to the bed, you can do away with your side tables — or at least one of them. You could use the desk to set your alarm clock or keep your knick-knacks. Another good idea is to use your desk as a footboard. Either of these arrangements will leave you more space to work with for the rest of your furniture items.
Putting a television in a different way
Instead of keeping the television on the table traditionally, you can consider putting support for attaching the television to the wall. This way, you can have more floor space to move around in your small bedroom. If you don’t have a selection and have to place your television on a table, put the table on the opposite wall from the bed. You should always place the focal point (where most of your attention will be directed) opposite the bed.
Don’t forget decorative lighting and mirrors
A decorative mirror above the chest of drawers gives the feel of vanity and opens up the room without the need for a large dresser. A chandelier or hanging light fixture will draw the eye up and create the illusion of more space.