Ideally, your bedroom should be a sanctuary: a place to rest, relax and recharge. If you’re in the process of moving into a new place, or if you’re not happy with the current layout of your room, finding a layout that works can be challenging.
Bedroom design issues can range from a lack of storage space to not having enough space to move about. This aspect in particular can be especially difficult for those with smaller rooms – but with a few adjustments, you can have the bedroom of your dreams.
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The most important part of bedroom design has to do with your choice of bed; our current recommendation for a great range of comfortable, stylish options comes from
Kasala. Aside from aesthetics, there’s also a number of practicalities to consider.
The size of your bed depends on the size of the room, so it’s important to measure the dimensions of your room first. If you need to maximize space, it’s worth noting that bunk beds aren’t just for kids: a captain’s bunk with built-in storage could be just what you need.
A similar principle should also be applied to the rest of your bedroom furniture. If you have large-scale furniture and you try to fit it into a smaller room, this can disrupt the flow of the room while overwhelming its overall appearance.
If you have a larger bedroom, moving in furniture that appears too small not only throws the look of the room off balance; it also fails to make the most of the available space. When measuring your room, account for furniture size as well as the bed.
Electrical Point Layout
If you are moving into an older property, the electrics should be a top priority. In older homes, it may be that the wiring is outdated and potentially dangerous to use. Alternatively, the number and position of electrical sockets might not be adequate for a modern bedroom.
If this is the case, you may need to consider a full rewiring from a certified and trained electrician. It’s important to get this done first before any painting and plastering, as the intensive nature of electrical work generally means drilling into parts of the wall.
Creating the right amount of space for your belongings depends on two key factors: the first is the volume of items you have. Clothes tend to take up the most room, so decide first whether you need to downsize your wardrobe, or measure up for storage that can fit everything in.
The second issue relates to unused space. This can happen in buildings with “character features” like sloped ceilings and alcoves, but even small spaces like these also have great storage potential.
In bedrooms where flow is disrupted, you might find yourself constantly tripping up and bumping into things – so note how much space there is between pieces of furniture as you walk through. (This is especially important if you have disability needs, such as room for a wheelchair).
It may be that there are other things obstructing the flow in your bedroom. Making alterations to your existing furnishings, such as closets with sliding doors or vertical storage, can help to keep things neat and tidy while enabling you to navigate your bedroom with greater ease.