I was bored a few weeks ago and decided to switch up the furniture in the master bedroom. I am still trying to decide if I like the arrangement and thought I’d post a few photos on the blog to get a little feedback.
With the new arrangement our bed lives between the room’s two tall windows. I love the way the bed looks framed by the soft white linen curtains. With the new configuration, our DIY upholstered bed takes centre stage in the room. This makes me happy, considering all the hard work that went into that project.
The master bedroom in our house is long and narrow. The long wall runs the entire length of our house and has two large windows. Before I changed things up, the bed was arranged along the shorter wall and a dresser sat between the windows on the longer wall. The dresser was eventually replaced with a vanity in the previous room layout.
The great thing about the old configuration was how the bed and two night stands fit perfectly across the narrow wall. The main drawback of the old layout was the dead space in the middle of the room. This space always felt a little awkward. The long narrow space dead space left the room feeling like a bit of bowling alley.
With the new arrangement, the wall where the bed used to live is now empty. The great thing about the new layout is the lack of dead space. We are now able to fit a chair and foot stool in the space. Perfect for lounging, reading and relaxing. Side note: I don’t plan on keeping the black barcelona chair in that spot. It is too dark and heavy. I just wanted to give you an idea of the space and how it could function.
One drawback with the new arrangement is that the vanity looks shoved in the corner like a bit of an after thought. Perhaps this would be resolved if the mirror was hung and the vintage desk was staged. Looking at the photo, I think it would help to move the desk out from the wall by a few feet.
For me, the real problem with the layout is related to the bed and its proximity to the door. Although there is enough space to open and close the door without a problem, it feels a little tight. What do you think? Despite all the pros to the new arrangement, is the space between the bed and the door just too visually tight?
If we decide to keep our furniture like this, E and I will need to pick out some art and other finishing touches for this room. I have even thought about changing the paint colour, but will save all of that for another post.
So what do you think? Should the furniture stay like this or should it go back to the way it used to be?