Arrange Your Bedroom Furniture and Maximize Your Space

Arranging your bedroom furniture can seem like this huge overwhelming thing. Especially if you have a small bedroom.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Arranging your bedroom furniture doesn’t have to be hard.

It can be easy. Read more to find out how.

How are you going to use your bedroom?

This is an obvious question but it’s important youneed to know what you want your bedroom to do.

You might need a bedroom that calming and relaxing. One that is a sanctuary for you

You might need a bedroom that multipurpose that you can also use as an office.

You might have a small bedroom that you’re looking to add storage too. You still want it to be a restful place but you need the storage. Which brings me to my next point.

Storage needs

What things are you going to store in your bedroom? And how much storage space do you currently have in your bedroom?

Clothes will probably a big part of your storage needs in your bedroom. Honestly consider how much space you’ll need for your clothes.

You might also need other storage space for your personal things. I own lots of books. And I have lots of books in my bedroom.

You might also have books or you might be collecting something else whatever it is you still need to store it.

The stuff you can’t move

There is one last thing to do before you start moving furniture. Look at the things you can’t move in your room. This includes:

  • doors
  • windows
  • outlets
  • cable outlet
  • lights switches
  • light fixtures 

If you really have to you can change some of these things. It would take a lot of effort on your part.

If you don’t want to move things, make note of where they are and keep that in mind when arranging your furniture.

How to arrange your bedroom furniture

When you’re working on your bedroom layout work from the biggest pieces of furniture to the smallest pieces of furniture. 

It also might be helpful to sketch out the layout ahead of time. This lets you experiment with it.


Start with your bed. It should be the focal point of your bedroom after all. 

Now the “rule” when it comes to your bed is to centered it on the wall away from your door. I say “rule” because it was made to be broken. 

Sure it might work to put your put your bed against the wall. Or it might be better to put your bed in front of the window.

Of course how you position your bed also depends on what kind of bed you have. Do you have a platform bed, a bed with drawers or maybe a 4 poster bed. 

Beds are also a great opportunity to sneak in some storage. Check out 11 Awesome Beds with Built in Storage for more information.

Dressers or open closet system

For most people the next largest thing in their room is the dresser. I don’t like dressers. I prefer hanging my clothes.

Not everyone going to have a big enough closet to hang their clothes. There is another option.

An open closet system. I love this idea because it is a great way to add practical storage while looking nice.

Learn more about open closet systems with 10 Ways to Add Clothes Storage.

If you choose to go with a open closet system mke sure youre adding storage. Not just taking up space.

Desk or bookshelf

Depending on what you want your room to do you may be looking to add a bookshelf or a desk. Maybe even both.

There are a couple of different ways you can add bookshelves to your bedroom. You can buy a bookcase.You can add shelves. Or you can built it in.

For a small bedroom shelves are a superstar. Their great for adding storage and display space.

13 of the Best Shelves for Small Bedrooms shows you different ways to add shelves to a small bedroom.

Adding a desk to a small bedrooms is easier than you think. There are lots of ways you can add desks to add small bedrooms.

You can buy a small desk and use it a nightable.

You can find a desk that flips up to space.

You could also add a desk using shelves.

Find out more about 7 Easy Ways to Add a Desk to Small Spaces.


Something everything wants in your bedroom is a nightstand. It’s good to have a place to put things that you can reach from bed.

Nightstands can also be space hogs. But they don’t have to be.

They can also add storage. If you have the space you could even use a dresser as a nightstand.

Otherwise you can replace the nightstand with shelves or even a ledge.

Find more space saving ideas in 21 of the Best Space Saving Ideas for Small Bedrooms.


Your bedroom layout has a huge impact on how well your room works. Lighting will have a huge impact on how your room feels. 

Use that to your advantage. Add different sources of lighting to your bedroom.

There are lots of lights that work well in a bedroom.

  • Wall scones
  • Fairy lights
  • Portable reading lights
  • Table lamps
  • Chandelier

Bonus Tips

When you are figuring out your bedroom layout there are also some things you should keep in mind.

Use multipurpose furniture. This is really helpful when it comes to adding storage.

Keep your room balanced. Symmetry always looks good.

You should also make sure to use appropriate sized furniture. This doesn’t always mean small furniture but rather furniture that fits the room.

Here how to find furniture that fits your room.

Use the walls in small spaces. Even if you don’t have high ceilings you can still save space by mounting things to the wall.

Finally make sure you have enough space to move in your bedroom. Especially near doors you want to be able to get in and out of your room.

If you’re afraid of messing things up start sketching. Measue your room and start sketching some layouts.

Like this post check out 55 Creative Ideas for Small Bedrooms and 19 Cozy Small Bedrooms.