7 Tips to Design a Perfect Bedroom

Finding the right design for a space is not as simple as it seems, especially when it comes to the bedroom.

Why is this? Mainly to the prominence of the bed in the room, which conditions the arrangement of the rest of the bedroom essentials.

However, whether you are lucky enough to design the bedroom from scratch, or if you are going to remodel an existing one, you can control the rest of the elements and create a space that is practical and attractive.

Even if your bedroom does not have a view, access to an outdoor area or a large adjacent  space, the simplicity of these tips can inspire you to do your own design.

When designing a bedroom, one of the first steps to achieve a good design is to have a detailed and efficient plan that provides all the necessary information, regardless of the space you have.

Here are seven tips to help you get the most out of your room.

Look for a simple circulation. Try to get the circulation of the room to one side of the room. Hotels are a great example of simple circulation. It is no coincidence that 90% of them are organized in such a simple and functional way.

Circulation plans are more challenging when it comes to bedrooms with a door leading to a bathroom or an outdoor terrace or patio.

To save space, consider where the bathroom or dressing room will be located. Rooms with access to the bathroom or dressing room before the sleeping area require a longer passageway. If you arrange the circulation so that these two spaces are accessed from the same room, you won’t need a corridor and therefore, you can add it to the bedroom. You will make it look much bigger.

Focus on the view. A room will always look prettier if you focus the view on the outside rather than the bed being the focal point. If you are designing a new room or remodeling an existing one, try to come up with a layout that focuses on the views outside.

Don’t forget privacy. Ideally, you can leave your bedroom door open without giving up your privacy. A small hall provides an essential separation from the living room. Always try to avoid an arrangement where you can see the bedroom from the kitchen or living room.

Connect with the outside. Although this option is not feasible in regions with certain climates, being able to access an outdoor space from the bedroom is an excellent way to make the room more spacious and allow it to receive more natural light. If the bedroom is on the lower floor (or on the upper floor, but has access to an adjacent terrace), one way to instantly increase the visual space is to add a French door.

Organize the layout of furniture well. Generally, all bedroom plans have a wall designed for the bed, but what about the dressers, the nightstands, the television, the chairs or armchairs and the table? Talk about it with your architect or designer and make sure the room has enough space on both sides of the bed for the nightstands, as well as ample circulation that allows you to access three sides of the bed.

Find the best lighting and ventilation. If you locate the bedroom in a corner of the house, you can have two or more windows on adjacent walls. In this way, you would also benefit from better ventilation and softer, less direct natural light.

Don’t be in a hurry. Good interior design takes time and many attempts until you find the ideal plan that best suits your lifestyle.

The truth is that a good design does not necessarily imply high cost or extreme complexity. In fact, a nice space that is inexpensive, practical and easy to maintain can be an ideal example of good design work.

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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