Simple Ways to Set Up the Bedroom

Simple Ways to Set Up the Bedroom

Sarah Coffey
Aug 19, 2009

We've always felt that the bedroom is a place where it's really important to invest in quality over quantity. Our favorite bedrooms are serene and clutter-free, arranged to support a good night's sleep...

  • If you're able to, center the bed against a wall. This is a basic way to bring symmetry and balance to a room, but there are exceptions to the rule. For instance, if a door or window prevents you from centering, place your bed in a spot where it's clear from obstructions. If necessary, you can remove or reverse a door.
  • If you have the space, flank your bed with side tables and reading lights. You can mix and match for an eclectic feel, or coordinate for a symmetrical look. (For a twin bed, you may only need one side table and lamp.) If you don't have room for tables, try wall sconces above the bed.
  • Good bedding can mean the difference between a restful or poor night's sleep. When shopping, understand thread count (click here for a great primer course) and keep an eye out for good deals.
  • Keep clutter to a minimum by making sure you have adequate storage. For tips on organizing your closet or dresser, click here and here.
  • Of course, the best way to find the bedroom arrangement that works for you is to try things out in your own space. For a diverse range of inspiration, check out our bedroom archives on Apartment Therapy.

Photo: Francesco's Well-Curated Flat by Evan Thomas

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