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How To Arrange A Small Bedroom

7 Tips for Arranging A Small Bedroom Layout

Have a small bedroom? Want to be sure you’re getting the most out of every inch?
We like to think that small spaces are filled with outsized opportunities. Getting creative with how you use your storage can help you create a small bedroom layout that is spacious, as well as stylish. Here are seven ways to make the most of your small bedroom setup. 

1. Anchor Your Small Bedroom Design

Start by putting your bed in the center of the most visible wall. (It’s usually the wall facing the doorway.) Putting your bed in the center will give your small bedroom layout symmetry so you can make the most of your space. You’ll have enough space to jump under the covers from both sides. Add in two nightstands if you can. 

Designer hint: Framing the bed or not, lighter walls make rooms seem more spacious. 

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2. Remove A Nightstand (Or Both)

If you don't have enough room on both sides of your bed, consider removing a bed-side table to add more space to your small bedroom design. This will allow you to move your bed closer to the wall on one side and you'll still have some room on both sides. If you need even more room, you can remove both bedside tables and use an overhead shelf for lighting. If you don't have room for a bedside table, you can put them in a small closet.

3. Hide Your Dresser in the Closet

Big furniture can put the squeeze on arranging small bedrooms. If you have closet space, tuck your chest or dresser in the closet. You’ll free up valuable floor space, make your room appear larger, and have your clothes in one convenient spot.

4. Add Another Dimension To Create Floor Space

When you are trying to make the most of limited floor space, you can always take advantage of height to make extra room. This idea is also appealing if you don't have the closet space to hold extra furniture. For example, you can put your TV on top of a tall, narrow chest or you can remove the chest altogether and mount a flat-screen TV on the wall. 

5. Place Your Rug Carefully

Is your rug an afterthought? Shouldn’t be. It can help make a small room look bigger, add softness, and introduce colors or patterns that tie your small bedroom design together.  

Follow your bed’s lead to understand what size rug you need. If the bed is centered, slip the rug about 2/3 of the way under. If it’s in a corner, put the rug next to it or under another piece of furniture. Learn more about choosing the right-sized rug.

Bassett Bench*Made Bed

6. Get Creative with Storage

In order to organize a small bedroom setup, storage is key. Be creative. Use under-bed storage to stash out-of-season clothing and custom shelving to store things like shoes and books, for example. You can even put a storage ottoman at the foot of the bed and get extra seating to boot. 

Designer tip: Storage beds are another great way to get extra space without giving up on style.  

Bassett Storage Bed

7. Sketch Your Small Bedroom Layout

Now that you know the basics, grab a pencil and a piece of paper and sketch your ideas. Even easier, use our online room planner to organize your small bedroom design ideas without breaking a sweat. You’ll find it here.

Play around until you’re convinced that 1) it’ll work or 2) you need to go shopping. 

Remember: Small Layout, Outsized Opportunities 

Need a smaller bed, different dresser, or to start over? Instead of stretching to fill a massive space, tiny rooms let you focus on a few perfect pieces and special touches. 

With a little imagination — or the helping hand of a Bassett interior designer  — your room will feel more like a boutique hotel room than a shoebox. And every square inch will be filled with personality. Yours!

 Feel cozy already? Shop for your small bedroom now.


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