How to Arrange Furniture in a Small Bedroom

Arranging furniture in a small bedroom has a great deal of challenges. You have to make room for the bed, clothing, and other personal items without feeling crowded. Here are my tips for arranging furniture in a small bedroom.

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Introduction
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Step 1

Step 1

Start by choosing the right size of furniture for the room. The bed should be as small as possible for the people who would use it. This means a single person should go no bigger than full size, and a couple will want to consider a queen-size bed.

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Step 2

Step 2

Use modern, sleek, straight lined furniture that takes up less space than traditional overstuffed furnishings.

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Step 3

Step 3

Place the side of the bed near or close to the wall. For a couple, this means one side of the bed will have just enough space for a nightstand. This will also give a person enough room to walk around the bed.

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Step 4

Step 4

Take advantage of vertical space. Use tall dressers and armoires that minimize the amount of floor space they take up while maximizing storage capability.

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Step 5

Step 5

Take advantage of hidden space. For extra storage, use under the bed drawers and storage containers. I recently saw side tables make of metal garbage pails with a wood topper and tablecloth to store off-season clothing.