If you’re going to invest in new bedroom furniture, get the basics right.
Bedrooms are more than just places for us to crash at the end of the day. They should be places where we feel comfortable first and foremost. Sure, bedrooms are about storage for all of our clothes and they are ultimately practical places for sleep. But our bedroom is the last and first thing we see when we go to sleep and get up in the mornings – it isn’t surprising that your bedroom furniture and choice of décor can impact on your moods and well being.
Whether you see your bedroom as a Parisian boudoir or just a crashing pad there’s no doubt you’ll need some essential basics: bedroom furniture for instance. You’ll need a bed, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers. Finding the right bedroom furniture will help improve the quality of your sleep. The right bedroom furniture will also help you create a space that you love – a space that’s comfortable as well as functional and stylish.
Bedroom Furniture Rules
Keep bedroom furniture to a minimum – There may be some beautiful bedroom furniture available but that doesn’t mean you should buy it all! When it comes to furnishing your bedroom stick to these basic rules:
- Pick out key pieces – bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table – and don’t overcrowd your room
- Add warmth with cushions, curtains and bedding
- Keep your bedrooms tidy and clutter-free – if you buy the right bedroom furniture such as wardrobes and chests of drawers, you’ll have sufficient storage space
Bedroom Furniture: Get to Bed!
Of course your bed is the central piece of bedroom furniture – and finding a bed that offers storage space is great if you are short on space. Your bed will also set the design tone for your room so you’ll need to consider whether you want a traditional, classic or contemporary style and choose from wooden, leather, metal or divan beds as well as a selection of headboards. Once you’ve chosen your bed, you can find other bedroom furniture to complement it.
Bedroom Furniture: Key Pieces
A wardrobe and chest of drawers are a necessity for adequate clothes care and storage, and a bedside table is important for those who like to read, listen to the radio or enjoy a cup of tea in bed. If you want to create a real boudoir and have plenty of space, you can afford to indulge in a dressing table, chair, chaise longue or easy chair. Remember it isn’t just about whether your bedroom furniture will match; it’s whether it will fit in your room and whether it meets your needs as well as looking good!