7 Common Bedroom Layout Mistakes And How To Fix Them
The bedroom is our personal sanctuary. However, they can be tricky to design. In order to create a beautiful, calming, tranquil retreat you need some planning. This way you can avoid common bedroom layout mistakes that can make your space feel clustered, small and overwhelming. Everything we don’t want in a bedroom. While we all tend to stick to a set of fixed bedroom layouts, arranging furniture is always a hassle. On the bright side, there are some guidelines you can follow to help avoid layout errors and optimize your space to the fullest. We’ve consulted with designers to walk us through the most common mistakes, and what we should do instead. Let’s see.
The bedroom is our personal sanctuary
In order to create a beautiful, calming, tranquil retreat you need some planning
In this article
Common Bedroom Layout Mistakes
Making some interior design mistakes is common and normal. After all not all of us are trained designers. On the bright side, we can use their knowledge and expertise to help us on our own designing journey. It’s important to know what mistakes to avoid, so you can get the most out of your bedroom space. Both aesthetically and practically. So, let’s take a look at some common mistakes it’s best to avoid and how to fix them.
Making some interior design mistakes is common and normal
#Too Much Furniture
It’s very easy to overstuff a bedroom. When you include the bed, side tables, wardrobes, drawers, mirrors, vanities, etc. it can all get a bit crowded. Especially if your space is tight, then it might be best to reconsider the typical bedroom layout and think about how to make the best use of the space. In general, the more furniture, the more cluttered and small the bedroom will feel. So, it’s best to invest in built-in-storage, or multi-functional pieces when you can. And only add what you need.
It’s very easy to overstuff a bedroom
#Stuck To The Wall
With any room it’s very tempting to stick all the furniture up against the walls, however this is an interior design no-no. While it may make sense, this classic layout can quickly crowd your walls and leave the floor feeling empty. It’s also kind of cliché and can make the room feel much smaller. So, instead of crowding everything up against the wall try to float your furniture. Start with the bed. Pull it away from the wall, then the tables and so on.
With any room it’s very tempting to stick all the furniture up against the walls
#Clutter Around Bed
Cluttering around the bed happens easily. However, it’s not optimal. Make sure you have some room for bedside tables and that they also have some breathing space as to not totally flood the available space. If your room is smaller, then you can always switch the tables for some bedroom shelving or get rid of the table idea at all. It’s important to have plenty of space around the bed, so you can get in and out on either side comfortably.
Cluttering around the bed happens easily
The best position for your bed may not be obvious immediately. However, since it is the focal point of the room, you need to plan where to put it before considering putting anything else. Designers suggest that in order to help a bed feel more relaxing it’s best to have distance between the door and the bed. This way you will feel safe and cocooned, ready for rest. For a bigger room you can put the bed against the wall with two tables on each side for balance. In smaller rooms you can create a bed alcove.
The best position for your bed may not be obvious immediately
A rug helps bring together any room. Rugs add color, pattern, warmth, and texture to the space while also helping to ground the layout. So, a common mistake you can make is forgetting to add a rug to your bedroom. Even when layered over carpet, rugs have the ability to bring coziness and warmth. They are also a great way to create zones within the bedroom. By adding different rugs to different sections in the room you make it feel like there are rooms within the room, which is great as it makes small bedrooms feel bigger. Just make sure you get the right size rug. It needs to be able to fit all the furniture it’s going to be underneath.
A rug helps bring together any room
A common mistake many homeowners make is getting a bed that is too big for the room. A bed so big that there is barely any room for anything left. While you may not need a ton of free storage space, you will need at least a place to put a glass of water and if the bed is huge, you won’t have space for anything else. So, make sure to get a bed that is realistic for your room’s size and your needs.
A bed so big that there is barely any room for anything left
#Not Enough Storage
It’s very easy to misjudge just how much storage you need in the bedroom. It’s common for people to end up with less space than they need. That’s why it’s always preferable to have a surplus of storage to grow into than too little. So, take into account closet space, drawers, shelves, and so on. We tend to collect a lot of things in our bedroom that we need space and storage for.
It’s very easy to misjudge just how much storage you need in the bedroom
These were some of the most common bedroom layout mistakes you can make and how to fix them. We hope you found this article useful. Now that you know what to avoid, you can update or design your space in the best way possible.
These were some of the most common bedroom layout mistakes
- Top 5 Mistakes in Bathroom Design, According To Designers
- 7 Common Living Room Design Mistakes
- 6 Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Coffee Table
- 7 Common Laundry Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making
- 4 Houseplant Mistakes You Need To Avoid
- 5 Basic Mistakes You Need To Avoid After a Good Workout