Getting the layout of your master bedroom right is often easier said than done. You can browse online and take inspiration from the beautiful images that permeate Pinterest and Instagram, but replicating these inspirational images is often far easier said than done.
Thankfully, with the right principles in mind, achieving a fantastic master bedroom layout is refreshingly simple. Unlike bedroom decor and design, the core principles of a bedroom layout are uniform, and can be extrapolated into your own home effortlessly. Here’s what you need to know…
Use your wall space for storage
First and foremost, create a start by reducing the amount of furniture you need to arrange by elevating as much storage as possible. Shelves and wall units are a great way of making use of the vertical space in your room, and their use ensures you have more of the floor available to arrange the rest of the furniture. Which will be handy, given that…
Maintain a five-inch gap between all pieces of furniture
As simple as it sounds: keep furniture at least five inches apart in an effort to create a spacious feel and prevent the room feeling cramped.
If the full five-inch gap isn’t possible due to space restrictions, then that’s fine – just keep the gap between pieces as big as it can be.
Make the bed the focal point of the room
There is something of a trend in interior design to try and make anything but the bed the focal point in a bedroom, but this is incredibly difficult to replicate – and even if done well, the room can still feel oddly disjointed. The bed is a huge, dominant object, so there is little point trying to compete against this by introducing additional distracting pieces.
You will usually find that it is best to work with the bed as the focal point, which tends to require some time spent ensuring the bed looks as aesthetically-pleasing as possible. To do this, start by choosing the right mattress; ideally, this means choosing a mattress that is relatively firm, so there is no risk of unsightly sagging. There are plenty of options with popular brands that will meet this need, so spend some time reading through Lull mattress reviews and similar for other popular high-end manufacturers’ details to ensure you find the right firmness. With the right mattress in place, you can enhance the overall appearance with scatter cushions and throws that suit the overall color scheme of the room.
Prioritise distance between the bed and the wardrobe
Aside from the bed, the wardrobe is the largest item in the room – so try to keep these as far apart as possible. If these two items are placed in close proximity to one another, they can dominate the space and make the room appear unbalanced.
Alternatively, reduce the imposition of the wardrobe by opting to have built-in wardrobes installed. This is an extra expense, but the finished result is usually stunning, and adheres perfectly to the minimalist Scandi look that has been so popular over recent years.
Whatever your preference for decor and other aesthetic elements, the four key points regarding the layout of your master bedroom remain the same. By keeping these in mind, you can arrange the rest of your furniture as per your personal preferences and in accordance with the individual quirks of the room shape – enjoy!