9 Tips to Consider When Planning Your Bedroom Layout

1. What’s the Size?

For your floor layout, start with bedroom size. No arrangement can fit a king-size bed in a 7'x10' (6 m2) room and open the door.

2. How Will I Use It?

Place the TV across from or perpendicular to your bed for TV viewing. Choose a plan with storage your desk if you want to work in bedroom or use it as a home office.

3. What’re the Architectural Elements?

Include power hookups, heating vents, and door swings in your floor layout. The usual door width is 36 inches (90 cm), so plan for a three-foot swing.

4. What’s the View Like?

a great beach, mountain, or city skyline view you don't want to block. Also examine what you see when you enter the bedroom. Sometimes putting the bed in front of a non-viewing window works.

5. Where Should I Put the Bed?

Placing it between two windows, columns, or built-in shelving may create symmetry. A huge, elaborate bed with an armoire or mirrors to offset an off-center window may also create symmetry.

6. How Should I Arrange the Furniture?

Place mirrors to improve bedroom beauty and practicality. Mirrors reflect light and expand a room. A full-length closet door mirror or ornamental dresser mirror may be appropriate.

7. Do I Have Clear Pathways and Good Flow?

Bedroom rules include decluttering, putting the bed diagonally to the entrance, avoiding mirrors in the sightline, utilizing a wooden headboard, and using soothing neutral colors.

8. Where Should I Put the Lighting?

Grander bedrooms may need chandeliers. In warmer climes or with poor circulation, a well-placed ceiling fan light may help.

9. What’s the Mood I Want to Create?

Create a Zen sanctuary with little clutter and contemporary, organic features. A tufted headboard, flowery textiles, and classic furnishings create a cozier environment.