Master Bedroom Makeover: Furniture Arrangement

Master Bedroom Makeover
Day 5: Arrange Furniture to Maximize Space & Light
** Note: This post is part of a 12-step series in my master bedroom makeover. Links to the other (previous) steps are listed at the end of this post.

Throughout junior high and high school, I rearranged my bedroom at least every other month. Maybe more. I was addicted! Something about making a space feel fresh and new and interesting without spending anything or, really, changing anything but the layout... thrilling, I tell you.

(This coming from the girl who, at this time of my life, also got thrilled with eating Costco's apple crunch muffins on occasion, with that information what you will.)

Here's the master bedroom arrangement previously:

The windows are strange in this room; they're centered on the walls, but the bed itself couldn't be centered beneath either one because the door to the room is at an angle, and the swinging door would hit the bed (not to mention, you wouldn't be able to walk around it).

I felt like the headboard covering up the bottom portion of the largest window was a huge waste of natural light. Plus, the beautiful walnut dresser (handmade by my father-in-law for our wedding) stuck out further than the door frame, so that was always a little awkward.

Also, notice the walkway into the bathroom? Yeah. It's like a foot wide. Lame.

So. When I redid the headboard, I lowered it a few inches so it would fit just under the other window. This maximizes light in the room, and I love it.

We first faced the dresser toward the bed, but my husband had the idea to change the way the drawers face so that whenever one of us (he) has to get up earlier than the other (me), it would be less disturbing to the person still in bed (me). So we changed it up, and I don't hate it. He's a sweetheart.

 The padded bench moved from the end of our bed to be a new window seat, slash, reading nook, slash putting-shoes-on bench, slash, one kid's haven for Saturday morning cartoon viewing. Perfect.

Can I say how much I love having a "sitting" nook? So so much. Our room is really quite small, and I didn't think it was possible, to be honest. Hooray!

The vanity fits much better here, although we now need some sort of lighting so I can actually see what I'm doing in makeup application.

I don't know that it translates yet, with things not "staged" or whatever (remember, we're just on Day 5 of a 12-day process!), but I just feel like things flow much better now, despite the trickiness of the room's architecture. I'm sure every room has trickiness to some degree, but this room seems to bring more than the average bear.

Which, if anyone knows how that little saying got started, please enlighten us all.

Tomorrow is Day 6: Window Coverings! Starting to make a big impact...

Check out previous steps during the 12 Days of Master Bedroom Makeover:
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  1. That saying came from the Yogi Bear cartoon character, created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. I am sure it was before your time.

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  3. This is just amazing! I fell in love with your DIY work on this home. I hope my nw house in
    dallas apartments for rent could look the same way.


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