How to Arrange Bedroom Furniture

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How to Arrange Bedroom Furniture. Bedrooms should be arranged for comfort and relaxation. Following are some tips to make your bedroom a cozy and welcoming retreat.

How to Arrange Bedroom Furniture
(Illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media)

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Graph Papers
  • Metal Measuring Tapes
  • Rulers
Step 1

Acknowledge that every room needs a focal point and that the focal point in a bedroom is nearly always the bed. Give it center stage.

Step 1
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media
Step 2

With a tape measure, measure the room. Draw the bedroom to scale on graph paper. A scale of 1/4 inch equals 1 foot is a common choice.

Step 2
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media
Step 3

Be sure to measure short wall spaces - the distance between windows, the distance between the edge of a radiator to the corner and such - and include the measurement in the drawing. That way, you'll know whether your triple dresser (or other big, heavy furnishing) can squeeze into the space.

Step 3
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media
Step 4

Mark all of the room's fixed features on the scale drawing. These include heating ducts; windows (and the height of the sill from the floor); the drapery (or shutter) stack-up to the left and right sides of windows; radiators; outlets (especially ones for a central vacuum and cable television); phone jacks; light switches; doors (mark the swing width and direction); wall sconces; fireplaces; built-ins (bookcases, desks, dressing tables); and ceiling fan.

Step 4
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media
Step 5

Measure your furnishings and make cutouts of their footprints according to your scale.

Step 5
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media
Step 6

Arrange and rearrange the furniture cutouts on the room drawing to your heart's content. Allow at least 18 inches for traffic lanes, and set aside space for a bedside table (or pair of tables for a shared bed) as a perch for lighting, a glass of water, medication, eyeglasses, lotion, books or the remote control.

Step 6
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media
Step 7

Place the bed so it doesn't impede the entry, closet or bathroom doors.

Step 7
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media
Step 8

Decide on your final scheme and move the furnishings.

Step 8
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media
Step 9

Tweak here and there as needed.

Step 9
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media
Step 10

Position lamps and other accessories, including pictures on the walls. Note that most pictures should be visually anchored with a piece of furniture underneath.

Step 10
illustration: Sarah Zoraya/Demand Media

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Tips & Warnings

  • Be bold in the planning stage - after all, there's no heavy lifting at this point. For instance, you might turn the bed cutout diagonally into the corner (plan to put a tall plant, floor lamp or corner shelf behind the bed if the space looks empty).
  • Two heads are better than one. Enlist a friend or family member if you have doubts. And if the room is for a child, get his or her input for a happier result.
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