Friday, May 26, 2023

Top Tips for Beautiful and Functional Bedroom Design

Care homes differ in size and space meaning a one size fits all approach to your interior design won’t cut it. You need to make design choices that will fully optimise the space, making it a functional working environment for staff but also comfortable, secure and welcoming for residents and their families.

The bedroom is no exception to this rule.

Your resident’s bedroom is a high traffic space where most caring duties are likely to be carried out by staff, such as, serving food and drink, giving medication, washing the resident, tending to pressure sores, helping residents egress from bed to a chair, wheelchair and so on. It is also the space where family members are likely to spend most of their visiting time.

As such, it is important to make careful and thoughtful interior decisions when designing your bedrooms. Your choice of colours, fabrics, furniture and furnishings help to create the desired relaxing and homely atmosphere but you also need consider the care and medical needs of your residents. For example, choosing a layout and using furniture that incorporate specific design features that help to assist with ailments and challenges associated to elderly people.

Case Study of Good Care Home Bedroom Design

Top 5 tips for beautiful and functional bedroom design.

Here are our top five recommendations for creating beautiful and functional care home bedrooms from a bed, furniture and interior design perspective:

1. Functional and Accessible Furniture

  • Choose furniture pieces that are designed with functionality and accessibility in mind. Opt for adjustable beds that can be easily raised or lowered to accommodate different needs.
  • Select furniture with rounded edges to minimize the risk of injury.
  • Consider using furniture with built-in storage solutions, such as wardrobes with drawers or bedside tables with shelves, to maximise space and organisation.

2. Comfortable and Supportive Bedding

  • Invest in high-quality mattresses that offer excellent support and comfort. Look for suitable provide pressure relief, pressure redistribution and microclimate solutions.
  • Choose bedding materials that are soft, breathable, and hypoallergenic. Cotton and microfiber sheets are popular choices.
  • Offer a selection of pillows with different firmness levels to accommodate individual preferences and promote better sleep quality.

3. Calming and Homely Interior Design

  • Create a soothing atmosphere with a calming colour palette. Soft, neutral tones like pastels or warm earthy hues can help promote relaxation and a sense of well-being.
  • Incorporate elements of homeliness, such as textured fabrics, cosy throws, and decorative pillows, to make the space feel warm and inviting.
  • Use artwork, photographs, and personal items to personalise the room and evoke positive memories and emotional connections.

4. Thoughtful Storage Solutions

  • Thoughtful storage solutions are crucial when designing care home bedrooms. They play a significant role in maintaining a clean, organised, and clutter-free environment for residents.
  • Care home bedrooms often have limited square footage, making efficient use of space crucial. Incorporating multi-functional furniture with built-in storage, such as a wardrobe with built-in shelves and lockable storage, helps maximise storage capacity without sacrificing valuable floor space.

5. Staff Efficiency

  • Well-planned storage solutions contribute to the efficiency of care home staff. When items are properly organised and easily accessible, it simplifies the task of locating and retrieving necessary items for residents. This saves time and streamlines daily routines, allowing staff to focus more on providing attentive care.
  • Furniture made with durable and easy-to-clean materials simplifies maintenance and infection control measures, allowing staff to maintain a clean and hygienic environment.

Case Study Image of Bedroom Furniture with Ample Storage - Augusta Bedroom Furniture


To conclude, making good decisions when it comes to designing your care home bedrooms is vital to ensure the well being of your staff, residents and their families, and the smooth running of your care home facility.

Get it wrong and it could have a direct negative impact on your staff, residents and business.

We’re Here To Help.

When you’re ready to start work on a New Build care home project or looking to refurbish your current bedrooms, get in touch with your local Renray specialist who will happily assist you with care home furniture and design solutions.

They can help you select appropriate furniture, create a cohesive design plan, and ensure that the space meets both the functional and aesthetic needs of the residents. Click here for more information.

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