Measurement guide for your bedroom
Published on January 06 2021
At the beginning and end of your busy day, your bedroom is an incredibly important space in your daily routine. However, this crucial room is an often neglected area when it comes to reorganizing and redesigning. Setting up your bedroom with its optimal layout is important for both functionality and style, however, this largely depends on your needs and the shape of the room.
So how do you design your bedroom layout? At Oak.storewe've put together the main things to consider when measuring your bedroom for new or existing furniture.
Where to put your bed
The largest and most important piece of furniture in your room, the bed is undoubtedly the first thing you should consider in your arrangement. Generally, bedrooms are arranged with the foot of the bed closest to the door and the headboard in the middle of the opposite wall. But you should also consider the lighting. Adapt this configuration to wake up with the sun, especially if you have a good view.
If you're the type who likes to curl up in the evenings and watch TV from bed, you may also want to think about how your bed fits in. If it makes more sense to have the bed near the door, make sure you have enough room to open and close it, as well as a clear hallway through the room. Remember that you'll probably be entering the room several times a day; make sure you give yourself a welcoming entrance!
If you're working with a smaller room, there's nothing to say you can't push one side of the bed against the wall to save space. Be sure not to clutter other furniture too close to the free side of the bed, or at the foot of the bed, to avoid a cluttered appearance or a hectic sleeping environment.
How to organize your bedside tables
The bedside tables are the true heroes of your bedroom furniture. Not only do they complete the look, they are an essential part of your daily routine. Home to your lamp, where you charge your phone and where you store your important and easily accessible belongings, they are a bedroom staple.
As a general rule, your nightstand should be approximately the same height as your mattress for optimal practicality and style. You should also sit no more than 60 cm deep so as not to obstruct movement in and out of bed.
Have fun with the style of your nightstands; choose the same range as your bed for a cohesive look, or mix and match for a more fun look. Choose options with drawers or cabinets based on your favorite use and complement with your favorite lighting styles.
Where you should place your cabinet
A closet is a basic storage piece in any bedroom, especially if you're working with a small room.
When it comes to the layout of your closet, it's all about the surrounding space. Find a corner or a tidy place to put your closet, but make sure you've left enough room for doors and drawers to open all the way. And don't forget about your browsing space!
You may also want to think about where the closet is in relation to other features, such as the mirror, to make your preparation routine easier.
How to organize additional storage
With the three pieces of master bedroom furniture in tow, it's time to think about other furniture needed for your space. How much storage space will you need and how will it fit? Think about the shape of your room. It might be worthwhile to trace the measurements of your room on a sheet of paper or, alternatively, use tape or cardboard to map out the location of these pieces of furniture around your bed, nightstand and closet.
There are so many storage solutions storage solutions of various shapes and sizes to choose from. Short on space for a traditional chest of drawers? Think about something tall to fit in a small corner, or even a box of blankets at the foot of the bed.
If your bedroom is more spacious, why not take a look at larger, more eye-catching pieces, such as options for large chest of drawers and storage cabinets? Whatever the size of your bedroom, there's nothing worse than a cluttered space, both for your style and your well-being. Tidy up as much as you can in practical storage solutions and maintain your valuable space.
Practical features: desks and dressing tables.
Traditionally, a bedroom has been the place to sleep and store clothes, but as with all rooms in the house, it is constantly evolving. What other roles does your bedroom play in your life?
While a powder room in the window may be the dream of many, is it just a waste of space? If you normally get ready in the bathroom, it may not be a necessary feature.
With many people increasingly working from home, your bedroom can also be home for your study or work. Consider a window configuration for an optimal work environment, but be sure to measure your desk to make sure you have enough room to move a chair in and out.
Bringing furniture into your bedroom
Before you go ahead and make any purchases, it's important to remember how the furniture will get into your bedroom. When you measure your furniture for placement, take note and compare it to all the entries needed to place the piece in the room. What doors will it have to go through and at what angle? Make sure you have taken horizontal measurements to be absolutely sure it will fit.
Will you need to climb stairs or go down a narrow hallway? Make sure you have enough headroom, as well as room to move around the railings. Don't forget anything external to your property as well. If your building has an elevator, measure both the door and the inside of the elevator.
Bedroom: shapes and style
Before you go and choose pieces that fit your desired spaces, take a moment to also consider how best to optimize the shape of your room. If the shape of your room is relatively irregular, for example, you might consider using more rounded furniture to soften the edges, such as a round table or a soft armchair.
Now you should be ready to get creative with your bedroom setup! Find the perfect pieces for your bedroom in our fantastic collection of bedroom furniture!