Selecting the Right Furniture for Your Bedroom

Finding the perfect furniture for your bedroom can often be confusing. There are so many different options available from so many retailers that it is often hard to know where to begin. You may already be settled on the colour or finish you are looking for, whether it be solid deeply stained hardwood or a light painted white finish but there are still a number of factors to be considered when choosing the perfect furniture to compliment your bedroom.

Design – Whether your tastes are for clean, sleek modern lines or a more ornate traditional look, you are sure to find furnishings that suit perfectly. Bedroom furniture is available in a staggering array of finishes and styles to match your existing home decor or provide you with a brand new look, from classic French-inspired pieces to ultra-modern hard-lined designs. For the finish, you can choose from flawless glossy finishes or a more rustic, weathered appearance. Whether you want to compliment an existing room decor or go for a complete makeover, interior design magazines and websites are a great way of finding out what is popular and for researching different schemes.

Which items do you need? – In any bedroom design, a bed is the most important piece, but there are many other pieces that may be required to complete your bedroom set. For most people, a bedside table or two is a must for storing items which need to be kept close at hand such as medications, alarm clock, reading lamp and a good book. Some kind of large-scale storage is also something which most people cannot do without. Look at your existing clothing situation to determine whether you need hanging or drawer space. This will determine the number of wardrobes and chests of drawers that will be required. A dressing table not only makes a great focal point for any room, especially with matching mirror and stool, but is also a very functional piece which most women cannot do without. Extra pieces may be added if space is not an issue. Bookcases and display units make attractive and functional spaces to store not only books but also to display ornaments and photos.

Space – The size of your bedroom will have a huge impact on your choice of furniture. If you have a small room, go for taller items which take up less floor space such as tall, slim chests of drawers and wardrobes with lower drawers. Also, in a smaller room, you might not be able to fit your dream “super king size” bed and may have to settle for a standard double. Mirrored furnishings such as wardrobes and free-standing mirrors add a lot of light to a small room and make it instantly feel larger. Sliding doors on wardrobes will also help cut down on wasted space. If you have a larger bedroom then space is a lot less of an issue. Here you will be able to splash out on a massive bed or get that triple wardrobe you’ve dreamed of. Other items such as bookcases and blanket boxes add extra storage and stop the room from looking cluttered.

With such a staggering array of options available for your bedroom, why not take the time to plan your room perfectly and take joy in the fact that you’ll soon be sleeping in the bedroom of your dreams.