When there's room, gather chairs around a table as seen here. Such a gathering place is reserved for the closest of guests yet is not in the actual bedroom space. This setup provides the privacy of a bedroom and the versatility of a space for dining, reading, and working alone.
When an entire adjoining space isn't possible, grouping chairs together away from the bedroom also creates a distinct separate are and purpose.
Here the chairs face the bed and incorporate it to create a central flow. There is surprising versatility in this beautiful room, from watching a movie in bed, to chatting intimately in a circle, to reading and facing the beautiful bedding. Plenty of openness and natural light mixed with incredible privacy. Love this space. Obviously.
Even a simple chair in the corner by good natural and electric lighting, for reading any time (yes even those 4 a.m. bouts of insomnia) can encourage a broader usage of the bedroom.
This dramatic, period-faithful decor exhibits what a grand bedroom was in the first place--a boudoir (literally "a sulking place"), a multipurpose space to land. Here we see an inviting bed, a chaise lounge, and a desk. A variety offered in a concentrated space.
Another cozy corner, an entire second space created by one simple addition.
When space limitations prevent adding more furniture, consider adding a window seat.
It doesn't take much room. A seat can be custom fit, or can be a proper-sized piece of moveable furniture, such as a hope chest.
To consolidate a room even more, consider an elegant daybed, which can serve as both sleeping area and lounging area.
Rather than chairs, think of a loveseat or couch, even placed directly at the end of your bed.
A gorgeously simple bedroom, adorned with the perfect extra touches to turn it into a room that you seriously would not want to leave. Well. Maybe for that awesome bathroom.
Well this isn't exactly cush seating--and some argue not to bring work into the relaxing bedroom, but man would this be a wonderful space to slip off to.