How to Create a Functional Bedroom


A messy bedroom can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. You will walk into the room feeling stressed and irritated by all the stuff around you. There might be your ‘floordrobe’ in one corner, your bedsheets in another and dirty dishes all over the place. It’s hardly the soothing space your bedroom ought to be.

Your bedroom needs to work for you and your habits. Here are a few ways to create a functional bedroom that will stay tidy.

Decide on your priorities

What’s the main problem in your bedroom? You might have too many clothes, not enough storage or a lack of organisation. You need to choose your top priorities, so you can make smart design decisions. For example, if your priority is to make the room tidier, you need to start decluttering. Whereas if your priority is to make it homely, you might need to buy a few more decorative pieces. Think about your routine and how you can make the space work for you.

Don’t be afraid to move furniture or décor pieces in or out of the room to see what works for you, you might be surprised to find that items you bought for your bedroom actually work better elsewhere in the house!

Choose the right furniture

First, stay away from mirrored or glass furniture if you don’t have the time or motivation to clean it several times a week. Mirrored furniture shows even the tiniest of marks and can make the room look dirty even when everything else is spotless. You need something practical and durable. Choose wooden or metal furniture that will work well in your space. You could choose multifunctional furniture if you need more storage. For example, you could find a bed frame with drawers underneath for your belongings- creating extra storage without taking up extra room.

Play around with the layout

You need to make the most out of the space available. The layout of the room can have a huge impact on how the space functions. You could have overbed wardrobes to store all your clothing in one place. A dressing table can go in the space where your old wardrobe used to sit. You will have more room to get ready in the morning and storage for all your beauty and grooming products.

It can be difficult to imagine a different layout in your bedroom. Try drawing a diagram on some paper to get a feel for the different options available or visiting local showrooms to get inspiration. You could push your bed into the corner instead of having it in the middle of the room. Don’t be afraid to switch things up and find a layout that works for you.

Finish your new functional bedroom with a few throws and decorative pieces.