4 bedroom layouts to help you sleep in style
Rearranging your bedroom can give it a whole new feel…
Your bedroom should feel like your safe sanctuary. After all, this is the place that you come to at the end of the day to escape all the pressures and worries of daily life. So it’s important that the design of your bedroom meets these high expectations.
But interior design can be hard, and deciding on a layout is one of the most difficult and important decisions you’ll make when designing your bedroom. Thankfully, we’re here to help. Here are four layout tips to give your bedroom a stylish edge.
Introduce a mini-living room
Don’t confine all your living to the living room – every room in your home should be a space you can enjoy at any time. So if you have the luxury of space, try introducing some lounge-esque furniture items into your bedroom, including side tables, a cushy rug and even comfy seating. Even just a small armchair and a bookshelf in the corner of your room can create a delightful reading nook for you to enjoy. Or you could place a couple of chairs around a small table for a welcoming conversation space.
Elements such as these will help cement the idea that the bedroom isn’t just a purely practical space for sleeping – it can become more like a hotel suite.
Always centre your bed
Don’t be tempted to pin your bed up against the wall. Instead, find a wall wide enough to centre your bed as this can really ground the look of the room overall. Corner beds are something we tend to associate with teenagers and children, while placing your bed in the centre of a wall feels grown up and sophisticated.
To add symmetry to this look, add a nightstand at either side of the bed. Depending on the overall look you’re going for, they don’t necessarily have to match. Then try to include all the practical necessities in the vicinity of your bed, particularly a light source.
Sandwich your bed between a headboard and an ottoman
To further ground your bedroom, try placing your bed between a statement headboard and an attractive ottoman or sofa. These elements, combined with your nightstands, act as a frame that helps your bed stand out as the centrepiece of your bedroom. It also gives you more opportunity to flex your design muscles by choosing a headboard that catches the eye and an ottoman that reflects the look you’re trying to create with your interior design.
Placing seating at the end of your bed will also add to the idea of your bedroom being a space you can use throughout the day, giving you a designated area for daytime relaxation without taking up too much floorspace.
Make magic with mirrors
Mirrors are a fantastic design tool in any room. Not only do they create the illusion of extra space, but they also bounce light back out into the room, making it seem brighter and more inviting.
Most of us have a mirror in the bedroom, but why not think bigger? Introduce a larger-scale, floor length mirror beside a wardrobe or chest of drawers to create a designated dressing area. This will make your bedroom feel just that little bit more luxurious. You can define this as a designated area even more by introducing a rug or even a feature wall.