10 Layout Tips to Make Your Bedroom a Total Success!
Hey! We are about to embark on a bedroom renovation for a client, and I am really excited about it! This client has been with us for years, and every time we work together it’s such a treat!
The bedroom is a nice space for sure, but the idea is to class it up a bit and make it more functional. Think Hotel Chic!
Right now we are still in the planning and ordering stages but we completed the renderings just a few days ago, and now we’re going to schedule a time to begin ordering and construction!
Here’s a shot of the before….
Change is a-comin’!
Here’s the plan for after!
I honestly can’t wait!!!
I definitely plan to keep you posted with the progress of the bedroom. With all the work we’re doing, I got to thinking about bedrooms and what attributes make a bedroom ‘successful.’
I think the key to making a bedroom truly beautiful lies in the layout as much, if not more, than its aesthetic.
Striking the balance between function and beauty with an incredible layout in your bedroom space cannot be overstated.
With that in mind, here are 10 key tips for successfully laying out a bedroom.
1.When you walk into a room, the wall that you see first (usually, the wall opposite the door) is where the bed should go.
This shot was taken from the doorway and gives a full overview of the room. It’s a bedroom so we say let the bed be the star.
2. Having seating in addition to the bed is preferable.
Offering additional seating (besides the bed) in a bedroom makes it more functional and allows for activities other than sleeping.
3. Placing a bench or storage ottoman at the foot of the bed allows for even more seating and storage.
We added this cute bed bench to offer additional storage. This client was adamant about having a bench to put his shoes on in the morning.
4. From a design standpoint it’s much more desirable to piece individual items together than it is to buy a matching set. Some people love ‘matchy-matchy’ which is fine, but incorporating unique pieces that complement each other is more desirable.
You can see a common trend in the furnishings but they don’t match! Design by one of my favorites, renowned designer, Jane Lockhart.
5. Use light neutral colors, like greens and grays to create a tranquil spa like feel.
Most people want their bedroom to be a soft place to land at the end of a hard day. A soothing gray green was the number one descriptor for this client’s bedroom space.
6. Often decorative mirrors are above a dresser. However, hanging an additional full length mirror in another location will allow you to see a full body reflection. Mirrors also will help to bounce light around the space.
We kept it simple with this oval mirror, but placed it strategically between 2 closets.
7. If you have hardwood or even if you have solid wall-to-wall carpet, consider placing an area rug about half way underneath the bed. This will add visual interest as well as function as a soft place for your feet when rising each day. Double and queen beds will suffice with a minimum of an 8×10 rug while King sized beds require a 9×12 sized rug or larger.
The curves in the rug balance the space and made this bedroom come to life. This rug was an 8×10.
8. Consider how light impacts the bedroom and plan window treatments accordingly. Street lights and headlights can be equally distracting when trying to sleep. Consider this and adjust your layout accordingly.
Depending on how light affects the room, it may be a great idea to double up on window treatments. Using both blinds and curtains offers additional coverage for keeping light out on those lazy days in! Design by the fabulous Candice Olson of HGTV fame.
9. Hanging a set of art pieces or a singular piece above the bed will provide further emphasis on the bed making it the major focal point in a space.
The colors on the bedding mimic the colors in the wall art making the bed even more of a focal point.
10. When possible, move dressers and chests into closets to increase the living space in the bedroom.
We cleared out almost all other furniture in this space because the bedroom was so small. Thankfully it had a pretty large walk-in closet where we placed a closet organization system and small dresser.
These tips and layout options will come in handy when developing a plan to make the most beneficial decisions for your bedroom space!
Create. Innovate. Decorate!