The bedroom is no longer just a place for sleeping and dressing. Now that people are spending more time at home, it is still important to get that alone time for self-care. When there is always someone else at home, the only way to do that is by creating yourself a sanctuary. The obvious location for such relaxation and isolation is your bedroom.
But if you are going to be using your bedroom other than to sleep, you might want to add some other furniture to make it more comfortable and functional. Here are some tips on how to use a sofa in the bedroom to create the perfect place to unwind.
Fill an empty wall
Master bedrooms are quite large in most modern houses, and chances are you have an open wall just begging to be designed and made functional. Adding a sofa or loveseat in this area will give you a place to sit and play on your phone, read a book, or do some crochet or other crafting. Pair it with a nightstand and table lamp that match your current bedroom set to create a small retreat. If you want to be able to kick back with a movie or video game, look for a media chest as well.
Off-setting a large painting, mural, or stately mirror
If you have large artwork in your bedroom, making the floor space seem bare in comparison, this is another good opportunity to use a sofa in the bedroom. The sofa in this space can create a more unified aesthetic, particularly when the sofa pulls its colors and textures from the art that inspired the purchase to begin with.
A reading window seat
One of the best ways to use sofas for bedrooms is to use one to create a reading nook by the window. If you have a large picture window in your bedroom, you can place a sofa next to it along with a small shelf or other means to store your current reads. A storage ottoman can meet this need nicely, while also giving you some hidden storage for whatever your heart desires to protect from prying eyes.
Put a sofa at the end of the bed
Many people place a trunk or storage bedroom bench at the foot of their bed for additional storage and perhaps a place to sit and prepare for or end the day. Small sofas won’t take up much more room than the bench, but you’ll have comfortable seating with a full back. This is also the ideal location for your sofa if you have a media chest on the opposite wall where the bed is placed.
Create additional sleeping space with a sofa bed
You can also get small sofa beds that are the size of a loveseat but fold out into roughly a twin-sized bed. This can come in handy for several reasons. If you have children, it can be helpful during illness to have them close at hand, and the fold-out bed allows you to supervise them while still getting important rest for yourself.
A sofa bed in the bedroom is also a good option if you are going to be renting the space for Airbnb or similar services on occasion. Placing a sofa in your guest bedroom allows for a company with a child to stay in the room together with little accommodations required.
Make sure you get the best sofa for your bedroom
Before jumping into online shopping for your new sofa for your bedroom, you will need to make some additional decisions. First, you need to decide where it will go. The suggestions above are just – suggestions.
You should play with the layout of your room and other bedroom furniture to determine just the right place for the sofa. Making these decisions in advance and taking careful measurements will ensure that you get a sofa of appropriate dimensions for the bedroom.
Before hitting the web to shop for a sofa online, you should decide how you will use the sofa. This will make a big difference in what type of sofa you buy. If you’re going to be using it as a place to unwind or read a book, you might want a sofa with reclining seats. On the other hand, if you are putting the sofa in a guest room you might think about how your guests will use it and anticipate their needs.
Measure your space carefully and check the dimensions for the sofa you desire before you place your order. When measuring your space, make sure that you allow room to move around the sofa freely as needed to avoid bumps and bruises during the night.
Matching your new bedroom sofa with your existing furniture
It can be difficult to find a sofa that looks great with your existing bedroom furniture. The best place to start is online. Find an online furniture retailer that sells the brand that you chose for the rest of your furniture to easily find matching pieces.
Alternatively, you can use online furniture stores to redesign the entire bedroom. While sofas are never included in a bedroom furniture set, getting all of the furniture for the room at once can make it easier to design around the added piece.
Another great way to look for sofas for the bedroom is to search for sofas that are on clearance. This can make them just as affordable as a bedroom bench, but with far more versatility and functionality. Meanwhile, don’t forget to dress up the sofa in your bedroom with accent tables, lamps, and other accessories to make them as functional as they are comfortable.
If you need more ideas for how to use sofas in the bedroom, browse your favorite furniture stores online. You can also find numerous consumer guides that will help you determine what pieces of furniture you should or shouldn’t have in your bedroom based on your unique daily life.