Choosing furniture for your bedroom
Choosing furniture for your bedroom should be an enjoyable experience, but with so many options available it isn’t always easy to know where to start. Even if you have already settled on white furniture, with its soothing effect, and light and airy feel, there is still a myriad of choices to make. So what factors should be considered when selecting the perfect pieces for your bedroom?
Style – Traditional or contemporary, simple or ornate, stylish or practical; whatever your taste, there will be a furniture option available that will allow you to create the perfect look. White furniture comes in an infinite range of styles and finishes to suit your décor, from classic French-inspired elegance to ultra-modern chic, from weathered white to flawless finish. The style you opt for might be influenced by the current décor of the room, or you might be starting from scratch; either way, interior design magazines are a great way to get inspired and the internet is the perfect place to snap up a bargain.
Function – Of course a bed is a necessity, but there are other items that are almost as essential in making your bedroom complete. A bedside table is vital for keeping lamp, alarm clock and cup of tea close to hand, and many also double as a handy chest or cabinet. Larger storage, in the form of drawers or a wardrobe, is also a must, and choosing the right amount of drawer and hanging space for your needs will ensure that you can always find what you are looking for first time. A dressing table is another great addition to the bedroom, and many are available with matching mirror and stool, making a fabulous focal point. A bookcase also makes an attractive feature, as a setting for books or decorative pieces, and may come with additional storage at the base.
Size – The size of your bedroom will also have a bearing on the best choice of furniture. If you have a small room, tall slim chests of drawers will provide fantastic storage without taking up too much floor space, and a corner unit is also an excellent choice. A mirror is a simple way of increasing the feeling of space in a room, and bringing in more light. If you have a large room to fill, and lots of clothing to tidy away, a triple wardrobe is a great option with unbeatable hanging space. A blanket box makes a perfect storage solution for bedding, and if you have space at the end of the bed or under a window it can double up as a handy seat. A large bedroom also means that you can opt for the most generously proportioned bed, and many ranges now offer beds in king or superking sizes for a truly luxurious night’s sleep.
With the wealth of furniture options available, creating your perfect bedroom will be a joy, and before you know it you will be drifting off in the surroundings you have always dreamed of.