My sister's master bedroom has been arranged the same way since she moved into her beautiful two story colonial in 1998. She was ready for a change so she called on me for some help. By the time I got to her house she had already emptied the room of everything but the furniture and here is what it looked like for the pre-redesign photos.
The bed was placed in the small wall next to the door to the room, not leaving any space between the two so it felt tight to me, and that poor nightstand was lost in that corner.
The dresser was placed on the longest wall in the room, so it was made to look insignificant in the vastness of the space. Also the wall and carpet colors are so close that it makes the room look even larger.
Pretty stark right?
Well this is what was done to give Kim's room some coziness and life.
The first thing was to move the bed to the opposite wall, this space is better suited for the substantial 4 poster bed. It also creates an obvious focal point in this room. I placed an area carpet in front of the bed to break up the light color carpet and add a little interest. The green pillow already on the bed was a great jumping off point to add more green to the room in the way of both plants and artwork.
Then the dresser was moved to the wall where the bed use to be. I brought in the cheval mirror Kim had in another bedroom and placed in on an angle with a faux tree positioned behind it. The tree camouflages the back of the mirror and adds color and interest to the room.
Lighting was also added to the surface of the dresser along with a few of Kim's favorite pictures and decorative items.
If you notice the lighting is tacked around the room in a triangular arrangement, this will equally disperse the illumination in the room.
(This is also true for the placement of the greenery.)
And artwork was added to the walls to give the room even more color. By the way all the artwork in this room were garage and yard sale finds!
Now this space feels cozy, is well laid out and really showcases Kim's beautiful furniture. Kim says that it's like she's in a completely different room in her home, filled with all of her favorite things!