Create a welcoming and comfortable space that invites relaxation and sleep by thoughtfully arranging your bedroom. Here are some tips for creating a space that you will enjoy and rest well in.
1) Less is More
Cluttered bedrooms can lead to a sense of anxiety that can disrupt your sleep. If you don’t need a piece of furniture in your bedroom, don’t use it. Extra desks, tabletops, and dressers create space for things to accumulate. Having less in your bedroom also means less to clean and less surfaces to catch dust which can aggravate allergies and lead to sleepless nights.
When you have determined what you do need start with placing the most important piece of furniture, your bed, first. Apartment Guide suggests that this piece of furniture is both the largest and typically the focal point. Usually you want to place it in the middle of the longest wall or at an angle in a corner.
3) Dual Functions
Do you watch TV in your room? If so, a long low dresser opposite your bed can double as a TV stand. Are you an avid reader? A short bookshelf beside the bed can also work as a nightstand. Be sure you put each piece of furniture in your bedroom to work so you can get the most out of your space.
According to HGTV interior designers often use triangulation to create visual interest. You can accomplish this easily in a bedroom by placing nightstands on either side of the bed and an interesting headboard or work of art above the bed. This will create an attractive space that is comfortable for the viewer. Symmetry also sets the viewers mind at ease. When there is enough space, having a symmetrical room centered around the bed may make it easier to relax.
5) Ultimate Goal
Remember that sleep is your ultimate goal in your bedroom. Do whatever you need to do to be able to sleep well in your space. If you only need one nightstand, don’t worry about symmetry. If watching TV keeps you awake at night, get rid of it. If your desk makes you think about work too much, put it in a different room.
These are just a few tips for arranging your bedroom so that you can get the most out of it. Have you noticed if a bedroom arrangement helps you sleep better or keeps you awake at night? Where do you start when you think about arranging your bedroom?