How To Arrange Bedroom Furniture: Important Steps

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Arranging bedroom furniture will likely be limited to the available space; this is perhaps why you need adequate planning before you embark on such a venture. You must be willing to experiment with different options until you arrive at the most suitable arrangement. You must also be ready to sketch a plan and make sure that necessity plays a crucial role in everything you do.  The bedroom may be one of the most challenging places to arrange furniture, but you will accomplish the task with simple tricks or hacks.

Step #1: Arrange Furniture that is Necessary

It would be best if you had some things in the bedroom, but you should consider first the necessary furniture. If you have a small apartment, for instance, you should avoid putting too much furniture at the same time to avoid creating a mess. Consider using taller dressers and shelves to create more storage in a tiny bedroom. Tiny pieces of furniture will surely fit into taller and horizontal frames that acquire fewer spaces.

Step#2: Consider the Function First

The best way to have the right furniture in your room is to compare the functions of each. You don’t need to use different furniture that performs the same functions. If you watch TV a lot, find a layout that will accommodate all electronics, that is, find a TV holder that may also hold the mirror, computer plus DVDs. You don’t want to create a confusing layout where the mirror, for instance, will be blocked while you are dressing up.

Step#3: Sketch Your Furniture Arrangement

Perhaps you should consider sketching how you will place your bedroom furniture to make it easier for you to arrange. You may have to draw several sketches before you arrive at the most practical one. Measure all your furniture, transfer the measurements to your sketch paper, and sketch different options until you get the right one. It is better to make and correct your errors on sketch paper than in actual furniture arrangements.

Step #4: Start the Arrangement with Your Bed

For many reasons, it is advisable to start your bedroom furniture arrangement with the bed. Once you have completed your sketch, you should begin moving things around the bedroom. Get your bed in place first since it remains the most important and the most significant piece of furniture in the bedroom. Generally, you will likely want to place your bed opposite the door and against the wall; you should also consider putting it on an enormous wall that has no window

All the bed placement options above may not work if you have a tiny bedroom. In this case, make sure you place your bed where you can easily open and close the door and your closet doors. Try as much as possible to avoid putting your bed under the window; doing otherwise may lead to discomfort, especially in seasons like winter.

Step #5: Go from Big to Small Furniture

Once you have found the ideal place for your bed, you can go ahead to place other furniture in the bedroom. It would be best if you considered starting with the most significant furniture before the smaller ones. In most cases, the dresser should come next to the bed and then followed by the bedside tables, alongside the desks, shelves, chairs, and other more miniature furniture. You will be lucky with your arrangement if you have a bed with in-built shelves beside and below it- this bed design often helps save more spaces in the long run. If you don’t have an all-in-one bed, try and place your reading or working table and chair at the corner. If you have a small bedroom, but your closet occupies much space, try and see if your dresser can fit into such a closet. If this is the case, then you can open a significant space in the bedroom for some other furniture.  Tables should generally be placed next to the bed except for the reading or work area where you need to use a chair next to the table- you should set this in a corner.

Step #6: You must place area Rug Properly

Though the area rug is not a furniture item, it plays a role in your bedroom, except you have a bedroom with polished wooden, marble, or any other type of flooring.  The placement of the rug must also depend on the final layout of the bedroom.

The area rug is typically placed under the lower two-thirds of the bed, so it can create that particular area or plush feeling when you step on it, especially as you wake up in the morning. On the other hand, if your bed is placed right in the corner, you will have to set your rug somewhere else, preferably in a central position. Aside from the central part of the bedroom, you can also place the carpet next to your bed. Wherever the rug goes, make sure it does not block all other furniture components.

Step #7: Declutter Your Bedroom

Though you could perform this step in the beginning just before you move any furniture into the bedroom, the chances are that you will have few things to eliminate. It is best to leave this step towards the end of the furniture arrangement. Declutter means removing anything that does not fit in the room, and these could be boxes of old newsprint, damaged furniture, and unused clothing. You will be surprised at how much new space you can create when you declutter your room.

It would be best also to consider some of the newly placed furniture that may not be that useful. For instance, an extra stool may create clutter when you already have a table at the center. It can be hard to do away with some more miniature furniture you are emotionally attached to, but having multiple pieces of furniture with the same functionalities will limit your bedroom space.  You may not need to remove such extra furniture if you have enough bedroom space.

Step #8: Arrange the Furniture You Have First Before Buying New Ones

Avoid buying new furniture until you arrange the ones you have first. It can be pretty tempting to buy new things before you need them; this will eventually make your bedroom cluttered as you try to fit in newly purchased furniture with the old ones. Even if you have to replace a piece of damaged furniture like a bedroom chair, make sure you go for a smaller one to create even more space. It would be best to be specific about what you need and where you want to place them in your bedroom. Knowing what you need before buying them will also help you choose the correct dimensions and style.


The process of arranging your bedroom furniture should not be too stressful if you have adequate plans ahead. For instance, a sketch of your furniture arrangement on paper would help a lot, especially if you have all dimensions of the bedroom and furniture taken. It would help if you considered having furniture with multi-functional features; for instance, furniture that comes with in-built drawers and cabinets will go a long way in adding more space to your bedroom than buying all these components differently.


About The Author: David Huner is a home lover who always tries to keep his home well decorated with proper placement of furniture. Also, he loves to share his thoughts with others who loves their home as well. That’s why he has been writing similar types of articles for a long time now.
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