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How to Arrange Bedroom Furniture 

How to Arrange Bedroom Furniture

Out of all the rooms in your home, you’ll spend the most time in your bedroom. It’s worth investing in the space to make it feel cozy and ergonomic while reflecting your personal design style. 

A good bedroom layout is the key to maximizing your daily comfort and making your mornings more efficient. With some easy tips, you’ll have the perfect bedroom layout in no time at all. 

Ready to learn how to arrange bedroom furniture? Let’s dive in.

Start With the Bed 

Your bed is, without a doubt, the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom. Its placement determines the flow of the layout and sets the tone for the rest of the room. 

In general, it’s best to position your bed diagonally across from the door with the head against a wall. You should see the door when sitting in bed. This is a key concept in feng shui, the art of furniture arrangement to maximize spatial harmony. 

If you need to position the bed in front of a window, make sure you have a headboard. Be aware that this can block out light and or leave you with uncomfortable drafts during the winter. 

Dressers and Side Tables 

A side table on either side of your bed gives you a spot to put small lamps as well as your glasses, phone, or before-bed reading book. To keep this area uncluttered, opt for side tables with drawers to put things into. 

If your built-in closets don’t give you enough storage, a dresser can be a game-changer for keeping your clothes organized. Place the dresser in the same area as the built-ins. This ensures your clothing is all in one place, which makes getting ready and tidying up much easier. 


Mirrors should be placed where you can easily see yourself from head to toe. Ideally, you should be able to see yourself from your closet and dresser. This makes outfit planning and getting ready really simple!

If you have a vanity with a large mirror, try to position it in an area that gets even, bright natural light. Don’t position it where you have a window behind you unless you have thick curtains. Having the glare directly behind you can make it difficult to apply makeup or style your hair. 

Couches and Armchairs

If your bedroom is large enough, why not include a lounging area? Seating options are great ways to incorporate fun colors and textures in your bedroom. 

Place your largest couch facing away from the bed to help separate the “sleeping zone” from the rest of the room (more on zones later!) and angle smaller armchairs on either side of the couch. If you use your lounge area to knit or crochet, make space for a crafting cart or supply box to keep you in the creative zone. 

A coffee table in the center can act as a home for books, magazines, tablets, or anything else you use to help you relax. They can also act as footrests after a long day. 


Having a TV in your bedroom means late-night movies and lazy mornings watching your favorite show. Position the TV so that it is visible from every inch of the bed. This gives you flexibility when deciding how to lounge.

Unless you have blackout curtains, try to position the TV so it isn’t in front of a window or directly across from one. Any light from a window will disturb your watching. 

How to Arrange Bedroom Furniture To… 

Now that you’ve got the basics down, let’s work through some specific scenarios. The things you need from your bedroom will change and develop as you age. 

Here’s how you can arrange your furniture to:

Maximize Storage 

To maximize your closet space, purchase space-saving hangers. There are hundreds of different designs that help you keep your clothes organized and wrinkle-free. 

Install floating shelves to store small toiletries, books, plants, or anything you don’t want to completely put away each day. Tall bookshelves make the most of the vertical space in your home and are great storage solutions for more than books. 

Get tall bed legs to make use of the space under your bed for storage. You can store seasonal clothing, extra linens, shoes, or anything else you can’t find space for in storage bins or boxes. 

The best bedroom furniture has multiple uses to help you make the most of your space. 

Fit a Small Space

There are hundreds of sneaky space-saving tricks that can make a small space feel roomy. Use multi-functional furniture to really make the most of the space. This can include bedside tables with several drawers or a headboard with built-in shelves. 

To start, take as much off the floor as you can. Utilizing vertical space helps open up smaller spaces. Instead of:

  • floor storage or clutter on your surfaces, try catch-all wall hooks
  • standing pots, try hanging plants
  • table lamps or standing lamps, try ceiling lights

Not only do these replacements maximize the available floor space, but they also draw your eye upward to make the room feel bigger than it is. 

Serve Multiple Purposes 

If you’re in a studio apartment or your bedroom also needs to function as an office, home gym, or lounge, it’s important to create separate zones within the space. These zones alter the atmosphere depending on their purpose. Each zone should feel like its own space. 

Rugs and lighting help separate an area from the rest of the room by creating visual barriers. You can use room dividers to add privacy or prevent one zone from spilling into the other. 

Once you’ve established your sleeping zone, look at the remaining space to plan out the rest of your room. Could an office setup fit next to your winder? Is there enough space next to your closet to create a reading nook? 

Design Your Dream Bedroom Layout Today 

Any bedroom space can be functional and aesthetically pleasing when you plan it correctly! Now that you know how to arrange bedroom furniture, what changes are you going to make to your existing bedroom layout?

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