How to Arrange A Small Bedroom With A Queen Bed

February 23, 2021 | Casper Editorial Team

If you have a small bedroom, you may think that there’s no way to fit a queen in there, right? 

There’s good news—even a cozy 10’ x 10’ bedroom can comfortably fit a queen. You just need to get creative, using a minimalist approach and a smart bedroom layout. 

Wondering how to arrange a small bedroom with a queen bed? We’ll show you how.  

Evaluate the Bed’s Dimensions

When it comes to rearranging a room, dimensions matter. Your small bedroom decorating ideas won’t work unless you know the size of everything in the room, starting with the bed. 

The dimensions for a standard queen mattress are 60 inches by 80 inches or 5’ x 6’8”, making it the best bed size for couples. Keep in mind, it may be wise to consider adding an extra 2 to 5 inches of leeway for the bed frame. This would increase the dimensions to 65 inches by 85 inches. However, if you’re in a small room with limited space, you may want to take a simplified approach such as ditching the bed frame altogether. 

Note: If you still want a bed frame, consider a simple traditional metal rail frame or a slatted platform frame. These tend to have slimmer profiles, which will help you save space. At Casper, we have a variety of sleek platform beds that will allow you to maximize the space in your room.

Measure the Room 

Want to make sure a queen-sized bed fits in a tiny room? Your first task is to measure the room’s dimensions. This lets you know what space you have to work with. If you have other furniture you’re also trying to fit into the room, measure those as well. 

Interior designers will use programs like CAD to help them play with different concepts and layouts. But you don’t need to pay money for room-arranging software. With just a few supplies (paper, pencil, ruler), you can create a cost-free version.  

Once you have recorded all the measurements, either draw or create a scale model on paper. This basic blueprint lets you visualize and apply arrangement concepts without physically moving all of these objects around. If you do create a blueprint for the bedroom layout, be sure to include windows, doors, and closet space.

Think Vertically 

Your small room already has limited square footage and floor space. So, when you add a queen size mattress, that area shrinks even more, making storage space a reasonable concern. To make up some space, you’ll need to get creative.  

You may not be able to expand outward, but you can go up. By adding a platform beneath your bed or a bed frame with built-in drawers, you can create storage space beneath the bed. 

Additionally, shelves, cabinets, or any other types of bedroom furniture that let you store and organize vertically are must-haves. 

Embrace a Minimalist Approach 

The traditional trappings of a room include dressers, side tables, lamps, and chairs. You may need to cut down on what you use. A minimalist approach will employ the bare necessities. For instance, instead of having a bedside table or nightstand on both sides of the bed, you may want to have a bedside table on only one side and a dresser on the other. 

This could also be a golden opportunity to declutter. Seize this chance to get rid of the clothes, bedroom furniture, or other accessories you neither need nor use. By ditching items that will only take up room, it will be easier to fit a queen size bed into a tiny bedroom without making it feel too cramped. 

Use Visual Tricks 

Does your space seem tiny? 

One of the smartest small bedroom ideas for a queen bed is to use visual elements to create a perception of space. For example, try the following ideas: 

  • Your rug can make a small room look bigger while adding an element of design that brings it together. If you center your bed, slip the rug about 2/3rds of the way under. 
  • Mirrors help create a greater sense of openness within the room. They not only reflect light, but they also reflect the other parts of the room, creating a sense that there is extra space.
  • Whites or off-white paint colors help a room feel airy, light, and open. 

While these tips may not increase the space’s size, they all make it feel as if there is more to the room.  

The Best Mattress for Any Space

Even if your space is limited, there are plenty of ways you can make a queen size bed fit without negatively impacting the room’s design and feel.   

But where’s the best place to get that queen size bed? 

Casper queen size beds make snuggling into bed the best part of your day. Every mattress is designed to contour to your body, making it feel like it was made just for you. It’s like sleeping on a cloud.  

Do you want a deeper, more comfortable sleep? Then try our 100-night free sleep trial*. We guarantee that if you don’t fall in love with your queen-sized bed, you get every dollar back. 

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