When you’ve just moved home, it can take some time to figure out where everything is going to go and what layout works best for your needs. However, constantly moving heavy furniture can be an exhausting workout. So, Happy Beds’ Sleep Specialist, Joy Richards, is sharing her top tips for bed placement.
Get Your Tape Measure Out and Think Practically
The first thing I would always recommend anyone doing is measuring the bedroom or referring to plans of the home to see how the dimensions of the master bedroom will handle a new or existing bed. Think about where windows, doorways, and power points are and adapt your layout accordingly.
Generally, beds and mattresses are as follows:
Small singe 72cm x 190cm/2.6ft x 6.3ft
Single 90cm x 190cm/3ft x 6.3ft
Small double 120cm x 190cm/4ft x 6,3ft
Double 135cm x 190cm/4.6ft x 6.3ft
King 150cm x 200cm/5ft x 6.6ft
Super King 180cm x 200cm/6ft x 6.6ft
If the master is small or has a considerable amount of built-in furniture, then it may restrict your layout options. Also, although dual aspect windows can provide beautiful scenic views when you wake up in the morning, they can reduce your furniture placement options even further.
Lastly, make sure to consider pull out space if you have a divan bed base. I would always recommend leaving at least 31cm of space either side of the bed to fully open the drawers, so don’t place those bedside tables too close!
Consider Aesthetics and Feel the Feng Shui
Sometimes, when you place furniture, it simply looks better one way than the other. You have a gut feeling and it’s an obvious choice. However, if you can’t decide which way you prefer, why not consider the teachings of Feng Shui?
Feng Shui principles dictate your bed should always have a strong supporting wall behind it and be located as far away from the door as possible. This will allow you to see out of your door onto the landing from lying down position.
It also encourages balancing energy, so that means two bedside tables either side of the bed and matching lamps, as well as opening windows during the day to purify, refresh and revive the air in your room.
The final Feng Shui point is also a good safety element: make sure there are no sharp angles or points aiming at you while you sleep. Feng Shui dictates this represents daggers or bad energy pointing towards you, however we also think it’s important as it’ll prevent you from harming yourself should you get out of bed still half asleep and take a tumble.
Make A House A Home
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to bedroom layouts, just what works for your needs. If you’ve just moved (or are about to) and are concerned that your old furniture won’t fit, Happy Beds is just a few clicks away.
Joy Richards is Happy Beds’ Sleep Specialist and spends her time writing informative articles on everything from sleep science to bedroom décor inspiration.
This is a guest post.