Decorating & Furniture/Master bedroom


Hi, our master bedroom is  small and very hard to figure out the furniture placement.  Entry door, closet foor and sliding doors to backyard make options very limited.  My main issue is that the sliding door is our only entry to backyard so guests have to track through our bedroom.  Should we replace queen size bed with daybed and turn room into family room?  Or should we move master bedroom into lower level?  I'm not sure I feel comfortable about sleeping away from kids.

Hi Gabi,

Thanks for choosing me from All Experts.  

If you have young children, don't relocate.  Their safety and your peace of mind is imperative.  

I realize that traipsing through your bedroom to get to the back yard is problematic, but it may be something you just have to live with.  

If you can, arrange the bed so that the foot of the bed is facing the doorway - so you 'see' the bed as the focal point of the room.  That always makes the bedroom visually larger.  Get rid of any furniture that you don't have to have in there, and use underbed storage if you can.  That eliminates bulky items that have to be stored, but don't have to be seen.  

Your call on moving your bedroom.  If you opt to do that, I would avoid the daybed #unless you need another bedroom# and opt for a couple of comfy chairs and a reading lamp.


Jennifer Taylor Wojcik, Author
"From Day One"

Decorating & Furniture

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Jennifer Taylor Wojcik


Visit my web site at: Decor: I've written about it, planned it, designed it and colored it, and I've never stopped loving it. It's not what you spend, or who made it, it's how it makes you feel.


College, advertising, public relations, marketing, free-lance writing and a plethora of creative endeavors have led me here. As an entrepreneur in decorative product design, I learned the hard way how tough it can be to be in business for yourself. A stint at a law firm taught me humility too. Some three thousand questions ago, I wondered if I could really help. Obviously, I'm still here and still taking your questions. God Bless You!

"From Day One" and "Day After Day" available nationwide via bookstores and HTTP:// (HomeStyle articles beginning in 1998) Visit me at

BA, Psychology

©2017 All rights reserved.