Furnishing and Designing Bedrooms for Students Part I
Student bedroom / student room
As a student – and of course also as a student (in our article we will limit ourselves to the term student or student, which means both female and male people) – is the search for affordable housing in the large and small university cities Germany is often very difficult these days. It often comes down to renting a small one-room apartment or a room in a student flat-share. The space is usually more cramped, so that creativity is required when furnishing and designing the student bedroom when it comes to maintaining a functional and cozy space.
Often students are “forced” to combine living and sleeping. But even if you are lucky enough to have a separate bedroom in the student apartment, the available space is often extremely tight and you are faced with the big task of getting the most out of the spatial conditions. To make it easier and better for you to achieve your goal, we will deal in detail in this article with furnishing a bedroom for students and introduce you to the best living ideas for student rooms .
How do I furnish a bedroom for students?
The bedroom is primarily a functional area of the apartment that is used for relaxation or sleeping. For this you need a suitable bed. As a rule, the bed is supplemented by one (or two) bedside tables so that there is a storage space next to the bed where, for example, bedside lamp or alarm clock can be set up.
In addition, most of the bedrooms also function as storage space for clothes and laundry. So-called box furniture in the form of wardrobes or chests of drawers is used for this.
If a student only has a single room available, which should or must be used not only as a bedroom and for storing clothes, but also as a lounge and study, additional furniture is required to furnish the student room or multifunctional furniture must be increasingly used will.
In the following, we will go into the various pieces of furniture for the student bedroom and give you tips on which type of bed, bedside table, cupboard and chest of drawers, for example, gives a small room a lot of functionality and character:
Beds for student bedrooms
Before you think about which type of bed you prefer, you should first determine how big the bed or the bed surface should be at least:
Size of bed
The optimal length of a bed is based on the height or length of the user, whereby you should add at least 15 cm (ideal is 20 cm). This means that beds with a standard length (200 cm) are just about suitable for users with a body length of 185 cm (or 180 cm). If you are taller, you should opt for an extra-long bed, with many models being 210 cm and / or 220 cm. If the bed is too short, the sleeper usually “crouches” automatically to sleep, which prevents optimal muscle relaxation and can impair the health of the intervertebral discs.
If you are not that tall and want to save space wherever possible in your student room, you can also look around for a shorter bed frame. These beds offer a lying surface with a length of 190 cm and thus just fit people with a body length of 175 cm (or 170 cm).
The lying surface of a bed is usually not identical to its actual dimensions. In addition to the length and width, there are often a few more centimeters for the bed frame as well as for a headboard and possibly a footboard. In our Betten.de shop you will find detailed information on the dimensions under “Dimensions & Info” on the product pages of all beds. In addition, we have a graphic or photo ready for you in the picture gallery at the top of the product pages, where all relevant dimensions are clearly drawn or entered.
When it comes to sleeping comfort, the following applies: “The wider the lying surface, the better.” In a small bedroom with limited space, which is not uncommon in student apartments, you usually cannot and do not want to draw on full resources. So that you can still find good conditions for a restful, healthy sleep and be able to move around sufficiently during the night, you should choose a model with a width of at least 80 cm – better: 90 cm or 100 cm – when choosing a single bed. If the small bedroom is to be furnished with a double bed, choose a bed measuring 160 cm (2 x 80 cm) or better: 180 cm or 200 cm. Even if individual beds are offered with a width of 70 cm and an analog double bed (2 x 70 cm) is also available with the standard bed format 140 × 200 cm, is not advisable to have such a narrow bed. The space that you save in this way in the bedroom will be missing night after night if you want to change your sleeping position and literally come up against the limits of the lying area of your under-dimensioned bed.