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How To Arrange Furniture In A Small Bedroom: Tips And Tricks For Optimising Space

The bedroom is one of the most significant rooms in the house because we spend almost a third of our lives there. It can be difficult to cram all of your bedroom furniture into a small bedroom while still keeping it feel open and spacious, though.

Worry not; there are a few methods and tips you may employ to make the most of your little bedroom's space and give it a more pleasant, roomy feel. In this blog post, we'll look at a few of these methods and provide some guidance on how to set up your bedroom furniture to maximise the available space.

Measure Your Room and Furniture

Take precise measurements of the space and the furnishings in your bedroom before you begin rearranging it. This will enable you to assess what you can store in your room versus what you should discard or store elsewhere. Note any architectural details, such as windows, doorways, or alcoves, and take measurements of the width and length of your room.

Next, take measurements of all the bedroom furniture you intend to keep. Keep track of each piece's length, width, and height as well as any additional characteristics, like drawers or outward-opening doors.

Create a Floor Plan

Once you have taken all your measurements, create a floor plan for your bedroom. This can be a simple sketch of your room with your furniture arranged on it or a digital plan created using an online tool. This will help you to visualise the space and experiment with different furniture arrangements without having to move your furniture around physically.

When creating your floor plan, keep in mind the location of doors and windows, as well as any other architectural features that might impact the placement of your furniture. Try different layouts until you find one that maximises the space and makes the room feel more open and spacious.

Choose Multi-Functional Furniture

Selecting bedroom furniture with numerous uses is crucial for a tiny bedroom.

Look for furniture with storage options, including under-the-bed drawers or storage ottomans. A captain's bed or storage bed frame are examples of beds with built-in storage that you can choose from.

Another choice is to select furniture that can be quickly moved about and modified for various needs. For instance, a tiny stool or ottoman can be used as a temporary workplace, extra seating, or even a bedside table.


Focus on Scale and Proportion

When arranging your bedroom furniture, it's important to pay attention to scale and proportion. Larger furniture items can overwhelm a small room and make it feel cramped and cluttered. Instead, choose smaller-scale furniture pieces that fit the proportions of your room.

When it comes to the bed, opt for a queen or full-sized mattress rather than a king-sized one, which can take up too much space. If you have a small bedside table, choose a smaller lamp that only takes up a little room. Similarly, opt for a smaller dresser or chest of drawers rather than a large wardrobe.

Keep the Room Light and Bright

In order to provide the appearance of greater space in a small bedroom, it's crucial to maintain the area light and cheerful. Avoid using heavy, dark fabrics that might enlarge the area by choosing light-coloured bedding, drapes, and carpets instead.

On one of the walls, consider hanging a sizable mirror to reflect light and provide the impression of more room. Add artificial illumination, such as floor lamps, table lamps, or even fairy lights, if the space isn't sufficiently lit by natural light.

Create Vertical Storage

You must utilise every square inch of the area, including the vertical space, in a small bedroom. Build bookcases or shelves that extend all the way to the ceiling, and use storage bins or baskets to organise and conceal objects.

To maximise storage without using up too much floor space, you can also choose a tall dresser or closet. Look for furniture with built-in vertical storage, such as a tall, narrow-profile chest of drawers.

Don't Forget About Traffic Flow

When arranging your bedroom furniture, it's important to consider the flow of traffic through the room. You don't want to have to navigate around furniture pieces every time you enter or exit the room.

Make sure there is enough space between your furniture pieces to allow for easy movement around the room. Leave at least 2-3 feet of space around the bed, and make sure that drawers and doors can be opened fully without blocking the flow of traffic.


Experiment with Layouts

In order to locate the furniture arrangement that best suits your area, don't be afraid to experiment with a few alternative options. Try other bed placements, such as angling it or positioning it against a different wall. A new area of the room should now house your dresser or wardrobe.

There is no right or wrong way to arrange your bedroom furniture; what works for one person may not work for another. The layout that feels the most functional and pleasant to you should be chosen, so trust your gut.


In conclusion, arranging bedroom furniture in a small space can be challenging, but with a little creativity and some careful planning, you can optimise your space and create a comfortable and functional bedroom. 

Remember to measure your room and furniture, create a floor plan, choose multi-functional furniture, pay attention to scale and proportion, keep the room light and bright, create vertical storage, consider traffic flow, and experiment with layouts until you find the perfect arrangement. 

With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to make the most of your small bedroom and enjoy a comfortable and inviting space.

Looking for the perfect partner to help you with your décor needs? Look no further than Webb Daniels Living! Get in touch with us today by phone at 0161 711 1970, by email at, or by messaging us on Facebook at @webbdanielsliving.



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