If you're stuck with a small bedroom, it may seem like there's just not enough space for all of your furniture. Since a bed is a must-have item and is usually on the large side, it takes up the bulk of the space in room and you're left scrambling to find a spot for the other pieces in your bedroom set. There are ways to arrange your bedroom furniture so you can comfortably move around the space and fit all the necessary pieces , it just requires some careful planning.
Place a Double Bed in Center of Wall
In a bedroom, the bed should always take center stage, and there are usually several ways to place a bed so it becomes the focal point of the room. However, in a small master bedroom, your options are usually limited because you have to leave enough room on either side of the bed to get in and out of it comfortably. Placing your bed in the center of the room's most visible wall is usually the best arrangement. The most visible wall is usually opposite the door, but the wall that runs perpendicular to the door on the left side may be a better option depending on the size of your bedroom. If the room is large enough, you can place small nightstands on either side of the bed and a dresser on the wall opposite the foot of the bed.
Place Twin Bed in Corner
When you're arranging furniture in a bedroom for a child or teen, you may be dealing with a twin bed instead of a double. Since the bed is slimmer, you have more options when placing it in the room. Centering it on the most visible wall as you would with a larger bed is an effective option, but it may not be the best use of space in a small room. Instead, try placing your twin bed in a corner of the room so the head of the bed and its side are up against perpendicular walls. This type of arrangement frees up the center of the room to make the space feel larger and leaves two entire walls -- and most of a third -- free for other furniture like a dresser, desk or bookcase.
Place Storage Furniture in Closet
When your bedroom is small, large storage pieces can take up valuable floor space that could be used for other items or left open to give the room a more spacious feel. Instead of keeping a large armoire, tall chest of drawers or wide dresser in your actual bedroom, place it in your closet where it is out of the way. You may need to rearrange your closet to accommodate the large furniture item, but this type of layout can actually make it easier to get ready in the morning since all of your clothing is in one spot.
Use Multipurpose Pieces
When you're dealing with an extremely small bedroom, you may only have one arrangement option that fits in the space, and there still may not be enough room for your bed and other furniture items that you need. If that's the case, look for furniture that can do double-duty so you can maximize the space that is available. A headboard that features storage like bookshelves or cubbyholes may make bedside tables unnecessary. A bench for the foot of your bed can include storage under the seat so you may not need a larger dresser or armoire. You may even want to consider a futon or sofa bed instead of a traditional bed in a studio or one-bedroom apartment, so your bedroom can double as a living room.