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Bedroom Layout Ideas – The RoomPlace

The bedroom is a place to sleep, but it’s also so much more. For some, it doubles as a place to unwind and watch TV. For others, it’s a blissful retreat or a cozy home office. The layout of a bedroom needs to reflect the function of the space, and these layout ideas from The RoomPlace can help you align the two.

Determine Bedroom Function

You know a bed is going to be part of your bedroom set, but other furniture pieces may vary. Determine how you want to use the room so you can pinpoint the pieces you need.

For a place to unwind, you may want an entertainment center with a TV and music options.

For a retreat, you might want to focus on a sumptuous mattress and luxurious décor. For a cozy home office, you’ll want to include a desk and storage cabinets.

Arrange the Pieces

Place the Bed: As the largest piece of bedroom furniture, the bed needs to be placed first. Where you place it depends on the location of the doorway and the size of the room. Put the foot of the bed closer to the doorway than the head of the bed. Large bedrooms work well with beds placed in the corner for a cozy feel, while smaller and medium-sized rooms make the most of space with the bed against the wall opposite the doorway.

Balance the Room: Balance out the room by placing the second-largest piece of furniture opposite the bed. This could be a dresser, entertainment center or desk, depending on the function of the bedroom. In smaller bedrooms, leave the wall opposite the bed devoid of furniture to maximize available space.

Add Nightstands: Regardless of your bedroom’s overall function and theme, nightstands are both handy and attractive. Place one on either side of the bed if you have enough space.

Consider Function: Determine what activities you need to do in the room, and arrange furniture in a way that makes them work. If you plan to watch TV in your bed, for instance, you’ll want the TV or entertainment center in an area where you can easily see it. If your bedroom functions as your home office, make sure the desk is easily accessible and near storage cabinets you may need.

Consider Comfort: Asses any areas that may be drafty or overly hot, such as near a window or directly below a vent. Avoid placing your bed in those areas. Sunlight can also play a role in furniture placement, as you may not want the morning sun streaming directly in your face or the evening sun streaming directly on your TV.

After you review all the items on the list, your bedroom layout will be ready to go. Add wall art, an area rug, plants and other extras as desired to emphasize the overall theme and pull the entire look together. Enjoy your personalized sanctuary for sleeping—and so much more. Browse for furniture at The RoomPlace to get started now.

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Maximizing Storage Space in Your Home’s Bedrooms

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Packed with clothes, shoes, toys, knickknacks and personal accessories, your home’s bedrooms can quickly become the most cluttered spaces in your house. While getting rid of some of the clutter is one way to combat it, it’s certainly not the only way. Creating more storage options is another. Check out these nifty tips from The RoomPlace to maximize storage space in your home’s bedrooms.

Open Up Space with a Daybed

Instead of having a full-size bed in the guest room, or two twin beds in the kids’ room, try a daybed in either one. Daybeds look like stylish sofas, and daybeds with trundles feature a pull-out bed that can come out at night and put back into place during the day. This gives you more space for a dresser, cabinet or other bedroom storage options that might otherwise be impeded by a larger bed.

Take Advantage of Bunk Beds

Bunk beds are a fun solution for kids’ rooms, opening up space by stacking beds on top of each other. They can also work if you only have one child in the room. The top area of the bunk can become instant storage space for toys, games, stuffed animals or other stuff that is often found cluttering the bedroom floor. Instead of a standard ladder, you could maximize storage space even further by opting for a wooden stairway that doubles as a storage chest.

Go for a Bed with Built-in Storage

While you may be used to shoving things under the bed for storage, there’s an even better option that makes more organized use of the space. Go for a bed that already has storage options built right in. An ideal choice for the kid’s room is a storage bed with a built-in bookcase, while the master suite would look dashing with a full-sized bed or queen-sized bed featuring storage drawers.

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Try Benches and Ottomans with Storage

Seating areas in bedrooms can be handy, and they’re even handier when they come with built-in storage spaces. Storage benches make a delightful addition to any bedroom, and they can be more stylish and useful than the standard toy box.

Storage ottomans can be placed anywhere in the bedroom, from the foot of the bed to the walk-in closet, bringing extra storage along the way. You can even find fun styles for kids’ rooms, such as the alligator ottoman that can keep smaller toys and accessories safe and out of sight.

Get Creative

A number of other creative storage solutions are also available for your bedrooms. A bunk bed caddy can hold items on the side of the bunk bed. Under-bed storage options include clear boxes or even wooden drawers. Shelving units that reach from the floor to the ceiling can create a slew of extra storage space – and you can even use your storage ottoman as a footstool to reach the highest heights.

With all these solutions at the ready, you can easily say goodbye to bedroom clutter — and hello to maximized storage space. Shop storage options at The RoomPlace now.

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Bedroom Set Buying Guide Wood Furniture – The RoomPlace

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Your bedroom is your personal oasis from the world. It’s where you’ll spend about a third of your life, so you need it to be comfortable, welcoming and well-organized.

Bedroom sets make furnishing your bedroom a snap. Instead of searching for dressers, nightstands and armoires to complement your bed — or trying to find a queen size bed that goes with your dresser — a bedroom set delivers all the furniture you need in a cohesive style that goes together.

If the idea of a bedroom set brings to mind your parents’ outdated, heavy chest of drawers and clunky full-size bedframe, don’t worry. The RoomPlace understands that today’s families need modern bedroom furniture that fits a busy lifestyle and a contemporary attitude.

We want to make buying bedroom furniture a great experience that adds comfort and beauty to your home. Whether you’re updating your master suite, searching for a bedroom set for your growing child or converting a spare room into a multi-use guest room office space, we’ve got furniture solutions to make the process simple.

Our furniture experts have put together a Bedroom Set Buying Guide that breaks down how to choose the right combination of bed size, mattress quality and storage for a sleep oasis you’ll love.

Read on for tips on furnishing your bedroom with style and purpose, and your whole family will be able to rest a little easier.

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Master Suite

The centerpiece of any bedroom is your bed. For your master suite, begin by thinking about what size mattress will give you the best night’s sleep. The size of your mattress will determine what kind of bedroom set you’ll need.

For couples, the minimum is a queen size mattress, but that may be too small for comfort. Think about how much each of you moves around overnight, whether you go to bed at the same time, how often either or both of you read or work on a laptop in bed. With a queen size mattress, you each end up getting less real estate than you would on your own twin size mattress! To protect your marital bliss, look for queen mattresses with motion separation or custom options.

Another option is a king or California king bedroom set. Standard king beds are wider, whereas California king beds are longer. General measurements are 76 inches wide and 80- inches long for standard king, and 72 inches wide and 84 inches long for California king.

If you or your partner is tall, a Cali king is definitely in order. And if you and your partner simply prefer more room to stretch out, a standard king could do the trick.

After determining the size mattress you need, look for bedroom sets that include the slats, headboard and footboard that accommodate it, along with enough storage to handle all your stuff. If you’ve got a walk-in closet, you might be able to get away with a five-piece set that adds one dresser or chest of drawers. But if you need more storage, consider a bed with drawers underneath in a set that gives you more furniture options, like nightstands with drawers.

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Kid’s Quarters

Furnishing your kid’s room requires looking into the future. Is your toddler graduating to his first big-boy bed? Is your little princess morphing into a tween who craves sophistication? Is your high schooler prepping for college life?

Versatility and utility are the key elements of bedroom furniture sets for kids. Options like bunk beds and full-size beds with storage offer the flexibility of following a kid through several stages of growing up. And opting for traditional styles like natural wood tones or classic white painted furniture ensures the bedroom set will remain relevant as your kid’s tastes change.

Make sure you consider storage, too, like a dresser and chest of drawers for clothes and toys. You may need to supplement your kid’s bedroom set with a desk or bookcase to make sure she has all the room she needs to grow and develop.

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Guest Accommodations

Having a comfortable place to welcome guests into your home makes sense. The right bedroom set in your guest room can mean the difference between a room that serves only one purpose and a room you can use every day, no matter who’s coming over.

A full-size mattress may be ample in a guest room, though a queen size is optimal. Because your guests are usually only with you for a day or two, a bedroom set with only a few pieces could work in a guest room. You’ll have drawers for extra bedding and other storage, and your guest will have a place for his own things.

If your guest room doubles as a home office or kids’ play room, consider a sleeper sofa for maximum versatility.

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Set the Mood with a Bedroom Set

Bedroom sets offer fuss-free solutions to creating a stylish and comfortable place for a good night’s rest. Dressers, nightstands and bed frames that match bring a calming sense of cohesion to any room — and purchasing a set can save substantial money over selecting individual pieces. But if you prefer a more eclectic look, The RoomPlace has lots of options for you to mix it up.

Stop into one of our showrooms in the Chicago or Indianapolis area, and you’ll see that you can get it all at The RoomPlace!