5 Bedroom Layout Mistakes

5 Bedroom Layout Mistakes

You want your bedroom to be a comfortable and peaceful place where it’s appealing to be creative, productive, restful, and happy. So, what’s the problem? 

Today, I’m going to talk about a few common design mistakes that can really dampen your quality of life. Knowledge is power. Once you understand the issue you can make a constructive change. After all, I know you could always use some unique home décor tips.

The process of transforming your bedroom will certainly have a positive impact.

1. Lighting

Let’s put some light on the subject! It’s a miracle that you’ve been able to accomplish anything with such little light. 

Whether you want to read, clean, organize, paint your nails, or do anything that requires the use of your eyeballs, you’re going to need adequate light. One bedside lamp isn’t enough to illuminate the entire room. It’s not just about keeping yourself from tripping over the clutter, it’s also about style. On the other side of the spectrum are the headache-inducing overhead lights. 

There are so many tasteful lamps that can add something extra to your dim or overly bright bedroom. 

2. Scale

When your enormous king-bed is nestled into a small room that’s been decorated with petite bedside tables, lamps, and dressers, it’s off-putting. 

Try to have your furniture, and artwork compliment the size of the bed. A big lamp matches a big desk while a small carpet matches a small dresser. You wouldn’t put a large sock on an infant, right? So, don’t put a lamp made for a giant on your elfin dresser. If you're looking for a picturesque bedroom, place a mosaic lamp on your bedside table, keeping size in mind.

You may find that having things to scale makes you feel calmer and more content.

3. Loud Colors

There is a place for bold colors and patterns, but the bedroom is NOT one of them. How are you supposed to sleep if you painted your bedroom bright yellow, have an orange and purple polka-dot bedspread, and a striped carpet below? 

Think calm and tranquil hues and tones. Rework these high-energy colors and patterns. Perhaps, you could place these items in the kitchen or dining room. If you want your bedroom to be a relaxing space, try different shades of blue.

4. Empty Space

If you have way too much empty space, you’re not getting the 
most from your bedroom. Not only that, it gives you a cold feeling when you step into a bedroom with not enough going on…. You’re going for warmth, comfort, and style. 

Think about what your room needs. If you need to study, get a desk. Do you need an organization unit? Do you wish you had something to sit on besides a bed? If you’re interested in antiques, check out an antique furniture store and pick up a chair to place in the corner of your bedroom. 

Empty space is simply an invitation for decoration! Have some fun with it.

5. Organization

Clutter is not your friend. Whether you want to relax or get some work done in your room, the mess will not yield any positive results. If you don’t have enough closet space for your clothes, invest in an armoire or a dresser. 

Maybe you have a bunch of books, journals, or loose pieces of paper? Consider having a drawer for office supplies in your desk. If your bed is above the floor, you can store a lot of miscellaneous items beneath it.  

There are a lot of attractive ways to store your things these days. All it takes is a little bit of creativity and effort.


You deserve the bedroom of your dreams! If you read this blog from start to finish, you clearly care about the layout of your bedroom. 

Recognizing the need for change is the first step. Consider the lighting, scale, and empty space in your bedroom. Don’t forget to leave the loud colors outside of your bedroom. Also, coming up with a storage solution will greatly benefit you. 

I hope you enjoy this redecorating project! 

Annie Foley

P.S. If you're interested in distinctive aesthetics and eye-catching art, check out our *Handmade* Mosaic Globe Lamp Limited Edition


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