How do I arrange an oddly-shaped bedroom?

Brandi Larsen
by Brandi Larsen

We just moved into an old house. Windows are on two walls; closet door, bedroom door, and air vent on a third wall; the fourth wall is a built-in wardrobe. One windowed wall has a column in the middle of it; the second windowed wall has the window to one side. I have no idea where to put the bed and dresser or what to do. Please help!

Floorplan attached. The red (with the exception of the “w” is where I thought things should go.) The bed is a queen. The dresser is 53X19.

Floor plan.

Panoramic and current shot of bed placement.

View from bedroom door.

  6 answers
  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Jul 30, 2018

    I'd try the head of the bed right under the window! N maybe shorten the curtains about a 1-1.5ft!?

  • Mil16226821 Mil16226821 on Jul 31, 2018

    I would change the drapery to a solid beigh and go wall to wall with that. Then add a headboard to your bed and center it on the window. Add side tables with lamps.

  • Jan Jan on Jul 31, 2018

    Get curtains that match the walls. Put the bed closest to the angle wall, nightstand on right side.

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Aug 28, 2018

    Definitely not angled but straight under the window. Small tables on each side or perhaps only on larger side with the other side having a floor lamp and maybe some shelving going up the wall. Lighten up the curtains. Your dresser could then go where you marked w. Lifting the bed off the floor and having a headboard will give an illusion of more space.

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Aug 28, 2018

    Personally, I would put the bed right in there between the column and the window wall. I would change drapes to a roman shade giving a sleeker look and only covering the window. I would get a headboard with built in storage to act as replacement for nightstands. Not sure about the dresser since not included in photos but with such a large wardrobe, do you really need it?

  • 17335038 17335038 on Aug 28, 2018

    Removing the door from the closet and using it doorless would give you a bit more floor space in front of it. Would there then be enough floor space to put the bed with its head against the window?

    Or, if you felt that the wardrobe was sufficient for your closet needs, and using the little closet was not essential, then use the little one only for off-season storage. Hang a curtain covering the closet door the width of the bed, so that it acts as an ersatz headboard. Then place the bed up against it on this wall.