7 Amazing Tips for Arranging Your Bedroom Furniture

April 17, 2020

What’s the most elegant furniture arrangement for your bedroom? Regardless of bedroom size, use these seven tips for an ideal bedroom furniture arrangement.

If you have not been getting a good night's sleep lately, you are not alone. Sleeping problems affect between 50 and 70 million Americans, and a majority of those problems are related to the room that they are sleeping in.

Besides your bedtime routine, the setup of your bedroom has a lot to do with the quality of sleep you have. This includes the bedroom furniture arrangement, whether or not you have a tv in your room, and the type of mattress you choose.

Besides sleeping, your room is supposed to be your sanctuary, the place you go to when you want to feel safe.

So how can you configure your bedroom furniture arrangement to enjoy the peace and tranquility of your bedroom?

Thankfully, we have those answers for you. Keep on reading to learn more about ideal bedroom furniture arrangement so that you can sleep better, and enjoy the most out of your room.


  1. Include Only the Necessities 

Chances are that there are many items currently in your bedroom that you currently do not need to have in a bedroom. The best idea to eliminate unnecessary items from your room is to remove a lot of your things and only add the ones back in that you feel add to your sleep and personal routines.

This includes:

  • Bed with comfortable linen
  • Nightstand with lamp
  • A source of light free-standing in the room
  • Mirror
  • Wall decor
  • Chair (if room)
  • Dresser
  • Clothing and personal items excluding toiletries

This is especially necessary for small apartment bedrooms, where you have little space and need to maximize it.


  1. Create a Drawing

If you do not want to waste your time moving around your bedroom furniture arrangement, a great idea is to grab a piece of paper and pencil and draw it out!

This is your opportunity to embrace your inner interior design specialist. You will also reduce your chances of making marks on the walls or dents in the floor as you move the furniture around.

Measure each piece of furniture in your room, and the room itself, then draw it out according to dimensions. If you are not much of an artist, many awesome augmented reality apps can make it easier for you.


  1. Begin With Your Bed

According to Feng Shui, your bed positioning has a lot to do with the quality of sleep that you have.

Ideally, you want your bed to face true north, which helps to quiet the mind, bringing in self-introspection, and promotes restoration and relaxation.

You also want to make sure your bed is not crammed against a corner. Having a bit of room on either side of the bed balances your yin and yang, or masculine and feminine balance.

Your mattress is essential for quality sleep as well, and that all depends on the type of sleeper you are. You will want to find the best mattress for hot sleepers if you are a hot sleeper, or the best mattress for back problems, etc.


  1. Go Minimal 

Having a minimalistic bedroom will help you to ease the mind, lower anxiety, and help you get a good night's sleep. Clutter does not just clutter your space, it also clutters your mind.

Aim to focus on the space between the stuff you have, and not the stuff itself. According to KonMari, if something does not spark joy within you, you probably need to get rid of it.


  1. Start Bigger to Smaller

As you configure your bedroom furniture arrangement, start with the bigger pieces of furniture, like the bed as we mentioned earlier. Then move to the other big pieces such as your dresser, vanity if you have one, armchair, trunk, etc.

This also depends on the space that your bedroom has to start with, if you have a very small bedroom, chances are that you will not have a bedside trunk, two nightstands, and a big armchair.

Then once your furniture is all set up, you can then bring in the smaller decor and figure out where you will place it all. Then you can configure your wall decor, mirrors, and any finishing touches.


  1. Studio Rooms

Most of the above information changes when you live in a small studio apartment. You will need to use some of those bigger pieces of furniture to separate your bedroom from the rest of the apartment.

Some ideas for your bedroom furniture arrangement in a studio apartment are:

  • Split your bedroom from the rest of your apartment using furniture
  • Set up a curtain or cloth hanging from the ceiling to create a divide
  • Tuck the bed into a corner to create a sleeping-like nook
  • Consider investing in a Murphy bed to increase the space in your studio
  • Use a fold-out couch with a spare mattress to maximize the space in your studio
  • Convert your bed into a sofa for daytime use


  1. Consider Functionality

Your bedroom is supposed to be only for sleeping, changing, preparing for bed and preparing for the day.

That being said, if you have any items such as a tv in your room, you are distracting from the overall purpose of what a room is for.

Consider moving your tv to another spot of your apartment to create a zen-like atmosphere without the over-stimulation.


Learn More About Bedroom Furniture Arrangement

There you have it! The ultimate guide to the most comfortable bedroom furniture arrangement. Remember to keep your sleep in mind as your highest priority while moving around your furniture.

This also means that you may need to have a digital detox before bedtime with no tv, phone, or digital screen within an hour before you plan to lay down in bed. Investing in an alarm clock will also help you achieve a good night's sleep.

If you found this article helpful, check out more like this under the home, and wellness sections of our blog!

Tatjana Faplo
I am a professional writer and editor with a rich history of writing experiences. In the past, I've worked for glossy magazines, branding agencies, creative institutions, architectural and design firms, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and health foundations.

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