BEDROOM IDEAS | An Architect Suggests
Of these, the bed is the most important piece of furniture in a bedroom and must be placed correctly. The lighting and furniture around it must be right. Other than the bed, the other important furniture in a bedroom is the wardrobe or closet. My previous post was about maximizing storage space in a bedroom closet by clever organizing tips. With regard to the rest of the furniture, you can decide which pieces of furniture you want to include in your bedroom. However there are limitations if the bedrooms are small. As an Architect, I try to incorporate as many pieces of furniture as desired by the client by planning the furniture arrangement efficiently. This is how I do it.
DEMARCATE AREAS WITHIN THE BEDROOM:
If the bedroom is really big sized, you can create separate rooms within the bedroom like a sleeping area, lounging area, office area like in the pictures shown here and below. This way, the spaces will be neat and private and can be closed off by sliding doors when desired.
DEMARCATE AREAS WITH THE HELP OF A FREE-STANDING WALL:
PLACEMENT OF THE BED:
However in the picture below, the door to the bedroom opens bang against the bed, which is not ideal as there is no free circulation path into the room. The bed and the dressing table are blocking the movement.
You could replace one of the side tables with a chest of drawers if space is tight like in the picture below. But try to have one at the same height as the mattress as it looks more aesthetic and is easy to access.
CHEST OF DRAWERS:
A chest of drawers also called a dresser can be placed as a stand-alone piece of furniture against a wall opposite to the bed. It serves as additional storage space and also as a mantle for placing a lamp, a flower vase, some knick knacks, books or a TV. See the images below.
SEATING IN BEDROOM:
Or if you prefer, you can have a chaise lounge (provided space permits) which could serve for lounging or resting in the company of friends.
LAMPS IN A BEDROOM:
The right lighting in a bedroom can create a cozy atmosphere. In addition to other wall lights and ceiling lights, usually there are two table lamps placed on the bedside tables on either side of the bed. The light from the table lamps is soft, unobtrusive light and suitable if one of the partners is sleeping and the other one wants to read or check the time or get up to go to the bathroom etc.
FURNITURE AT THE FOOT OF THE BED:
In addition to all the furniture mentioned above, it is sometimes worthwhile to have an additional piece of furniture at the foot of the bed. It could be a chest, a small settee, a table or a bench. Of course this is possible only if there is enough space between the bed and the opposite wall. This additional piece of furniture is useful in many ways. It could be a place to stack some books that you intend to read or a place to sit and read. It could be a surface to fold your laundry before putting it away or a place to store your bed linens. There are so many uses for this piece of furniture. See the pictures below.
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