1. Place the Bed
Obviously the most important thing in a bedroom is the bed. So that is where you have to start.
How do you use your bed?
Some people prefer to get up early and sip a first cup of coffee in bed, so being able to watch out the window and enjoy the sunrise dictates the bed placement. Is your bed just a place to crash or do you read in bed at night, stay up late watching TV? Are their two people in the bed or just one?
These considerations will dictate if you consider an upholstered bed or wood and what kind of pillows you might want to include. It will also dictate whether or not you can consider pushing the bed up against a wall if your space is limited.
Consider where the entry to the room is.
All the experts say we have a better sleep when we can see the door from the bed.
Bed in a corner is a bad idea for two.
Not only are you making it difficult for two people to climb in and out, you’re making the arguably unpleasant task of making the bed even more unpleasant. However, if you are working with a smaller bedroom and want to maximize the size of the bed this may be your only option. Just make sure you consider someone is going to have to climb into bed next to the wall.
Make sure you have at least 24 inches on either side of the bed.
This is the minimum you need to comfortably hop in and out.
Don’t put your bed at an angle.
Except in very special circumstances i.e. huge rooms, it wastes space in the room and creates difficult spaces behind and beside the bed. But if you have the space, it can make for a stunning room when done right.
You can put your bed in front of a window.
Although not ideal, if it is the best place for the bed then it can be made to work. It just means a large headboard or drapes to help unite the bed and the window into a single focal point.