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10 key points for the perfect bedroom layout

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Your day begins and ends in your bedroom – so why would you want to opt for a half-done job when it comes to its look and layout? Don’t you deserve a room that goes to great lengths to make you feel comfortable, energised and totally at ease? 

Here are some pointers to help you create a bedroom design that’s not only relaxing and practical, but also beautiful.

1. Think about the furniture you’re using and only opt for the necessary pieces.

Classic Bedroom Interior:  Bedroom by Carne Interiors
Carne Interiors

Classic Bedroom Interior

Carne Interiors

2. Don’t buy new furniture until you’ve arranged the pieces you already have.

ULTRA MODERN RESIDENCE:  Bedroom by FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS
FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

ULTRA MODERN RESIDENCE

FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

3. Draw it out – experiment with different layouts on paper to save you a lot of moving around.

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Luxury Antonovich Design

Interiors ideas for large bedroom of Katrina Antonovich

Luxury Antonovich Design

4. Once you’ve settled on a preferred layout, begin with your bed – and traditionally, a bed is placed against the largest wall with no windows.

5. Your area rug placement will definitely depend on your room’s finalised layout.

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Covet Design

House Stuttaford—Baronetcy Estate

Covet Design

6. Consider natural lighting – do you want sunshine streaming onto your bed each morning or not?

ULTRA MODERN RESIDENCE:  Bedroom by FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS
FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

ULTRA MODERN RESIDENCE

FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

7. Do you have space for a dressing table, or will a full-length mirror suffice?

House B - House Design :  Bedroom by Redesign Interiors
Redesign Interiors

House B—House Design

Redesign Interiors

8. Bedside tables – do you need them for storage or to be statement pieces?

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Clean Design

Kid's Bedroom

Clean Design

9. A well-dressed bed can bring the whole room together – consider your pillows carefully as well.

Grey-scale Luxury:  Bedroom by Carne Interiors
Carne Interiors

Grey-scale Luxury

Carne Interiors

10. Use a combination of different lighting styles depending on your bedroom’s function – will you be reading in bed at night, etc?

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Clean Design

Master Bedroom

Clean Design
What other tips do you have for us regarding bedroom layout?
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